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Coach Grant, Alabama striving for improvement

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama and coach Anthony Grant are hoping last season represented just a one-year plunge down the Southeastern Conference standings. The Crimson Tide is trying to rebound from Grant's first losing season as a head coach and replace leading scorer and four-year starting guard Trevor Releford. Alabama does return the other four starters from a team that...
Via AP on Fox
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Alabama's staring down another tough November, but where does it rank in program history?

The Crimson Tide will make program history if it wins the rest of its regular season games.
Via AL.com
22 hours ago

Alabama running back Tyren Jones suspended

Alabama running back Tyren Jones wasn't seen at practice Tuesday and is "suspended for now," coach Nick Saban said. Saban did not provide any details on the nature of the suspension. "If Tyren Jones does what he's supposed to, maybe he'll be back sometime soon," Saban said after Tuesday's practice. Jones, who hails from Marietta, Georgia, has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Doesn’t Care About College Football Playoff Rankings

Nick Saban isn't worried about Alabama's College Football Playoff ranking. And he said it in typical Saban fashion.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Doesn’t Care About The College Football Playoff Rankings

Nick Saban isn't worried about Alabama's College Football Playoff ranking. And he said it in typical Saban fashion.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Nick Saban has classic response to first playoff rankings

Tuesday evening was a lot of fun for college football fans everywhere, as the first College Football Playoff rankings were released. The entire sport was enamored by who would be in the committee’s initial four. Except Nick Saban, that is. The Alabama coach was asked what he thought about the release of the playoff rankings and gave a priceless response that’s typical Saban....
Via Fox Sports
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Saban: Cam Robinson out at least 2 weeks

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson is expected to miss the LSU game with a high ankle sprain. Coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that Robinson likely will be out for at least two weeks. The third-ranked Crimson Tide is on a bye week before facing the 16th-ranked Tigers. Robinson was hurt against Tennessee. The freshman has started every game for the Tide. Saban says...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban updates status of Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon, TE Brian Vogler

The Crimson Tide's leading running back missed most of the second half against Tennessee.
Via AL.com
1 day ago

Nick Saban on College Football Playoff rankings: “I Don’t Even Care”

The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first ever rankings tonight at 7:30 p.m., and football fans everywhere will have their eyes glued to ESPN to see the four teams that would make the field if it was decided today. One person who isn’t very interested, however? Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Saban on CFBP rankings tonight: “I have no idea about...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama practice report: T.J. Yeldon sidelined, injury updates and some offensive line news

A slew of injury updates and observations from the Crimson Tide's first bye week practice.
Via AL.com
1 day ago

Kenyan Drake Posts Photo Of Ankle, Implies Recovery Is Going Well

Back on October 4, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, one of the best tailbacks in the country, suffered one of the most gruesome injuries we’ve seen this year. Tuesday, just three weeks and two days after breaking his leg, Drake shared a photo of his ankle and foot, post-surgery and presumably post-cast. He commented that he’s finally able to “recognize” his foot again. ...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Boosters are Paying for Nick Saban's House

Deadspin - It is very good to be a successful football coach at a school where people care too much about that sort of thing. According to a report from AL.com, Nick Saban sold his Tuscaloosa home to a Bama booster club, and still lives there while the boosters pay the property taxes. The sale was closed in March of 2013, two months after Alabama won its third national championship...
Via Double Coverage Football
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Lane!

Los Angeles Times - Welcome back? Well, not exactly. Four police officers escorted Lane Kiffin, the first-year offensive coordinator for Alabama, from a dark car into Neyland Stadium before Saturday's game at Tennessee.It marked Kiffin's first return to Knoxville since walking out on the school, after one 7-6 season, to become USC's coach in 2010. Tennessee fans...
Via Double Coverage Football
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC honors Alabama WR Amari Cooper for his historic performance vs. Tennessee

He set an Alabama record and positioned himself for another after racking up 224 yards against the Vols.
Via AL.com
2 days ago

Alabama Boosters Paid For Nick Saban’s $3.1 Million Home, Property Taxes

It’s easy to understand why Nick Saban wants to stay at Alabama rather than give the NFL another shot. The Crimson Tide head coach essentially is a god in the Yellowhammer State, a fact evidenced by recent news of the way his boosters treat him. Saban reportedly had his $3.1 million home in Tuscaloosa paid off by the Crimson Tide Foundation in January 2013, according to AL.com...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban’s Mansion Was Paid For By Private Foundation

Nick Saban's multi-million dollar mansion in Tuscaloosa was paid for by a private foundation that helps fund Alabama athletics.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama boosters bought Nick Saban’s $3.1 million home for him

Boy does it pay to be Alabama head coach Nick Saban. AL.com is reporting that Saban’s home was paid off by a booster club. Ten weeks after the University of Alabama won the BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame in January 2013, a private foundation set up to help fund athletics at UA bought the Tuscaloosa home of Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban for nearly...
Via NCAA Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama boosters decided to pay off Nick Saban’s $3.1 million home

Boy does it pay to be Alabama head coach Nick Saban. AL.com is reporting that Saban’s home was paid off by a booster club. Ten weeks after the University of Alabama won the BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame in January 2013, a private foundation set up to help fund athletics at UA bought the Tuscaloosa home of Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban for nearly $3...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide Foundation bought Saban home for $3.1 million

Nick and Terry Saban's current home was bought for $3.1 million by the Crimson Tide Foundation in March 2013, al.com reported Monday. The Crimson Tide Foundation is a private, donor-funded nonprofit dedicated to supporting Alabama athletics. Its assistant secretary, Scott Phelps, told al.com the foundation purchased the home -- and paid for its 2013 property taxes as the Sabans...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama boosters paid off Nick Saban's $3.1M home

Alabama boosters made Nick Saban a happy man. We know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t against any NCAA rules. Alabama boosters reportedly helped pay off Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban’s $3.1 million home in January of 2013, which according to a statement that the NCAA gave to AL.com, is perfectly legal. A spokeswoman for the NCAA said a coach’s compensation...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama players smoked cigars after win against Tennessee

Usually when a team wins a big football game, the celebration is pretty rowdy. You might see guys jumping up and down and spraying water and Gatorade everywhere. But for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, that just isn’t enough. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide defeated the Tennessee Volunteers in a night where Lane Kiffin made his return to Knoxville. After the game, the team...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does LSU's three-game winning streak rekindle your confidence vs. Alabama?

The No. 3-ranked Crimson Tide is up next for the 16th-ranked Tigers on Nov. 8 in Baton Rouge.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
3 days ago

Photo: There Was A Moment Of Silence For Philip Lutzenkirchen Before Today’s Women’s Soccer Game Between Auburn And Alabama

Usually when Alabama and Auburn meet in any sport, the game is hotly contested and tensions between the rival universities are high. However, before today’s women’s soccer game between the Crimson Tide and the Tigers, there was a wonderful moment of sportsmanship. The two squads joined hands at midfield and had a moment of silence to honor former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 3 Tide still seeking dominant road performance

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Alabama is a team with two different personalities. At home, the third-ranked Crimson Tide is as dominant as ever. On the road, Alabama's a bit more vulnerable. That pattern nearly ended Saturday when Alabama grabbed a 27-0 lead at Tennessee. Then Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) became too comfortable and allowed Tennessee (3-5, 0-4) to make a game of it before...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Alabama’s Players Appropriately Celebrated Tennessee Win With Cigars

Another Alabama vs. Tennessee rivalry game, another victory for the Crimson Tide. Saturday, U of A made it eight straight against their rival, holding on for a 34-20 win in Knoxville. Afterward, as the winner of the game usually does, the team celebrated with cigars in the locker room. A number of players posted photos of themselves getting in on the action. Derrick Henry’s photo...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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