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Alabama/Wisconsin game picked as first 2015 College GameDay site

ESPN's popular pregame show College GameDay announced AT&T Stadium in Forth Worth, Texas as their opening weekend location Monday. The home of the Dallas Cowboys will play host to the Alabama Crimson Tide and Wisconsin Badgers Saturday Sept. 5.  In games covered by the show, Lee Corso has picked Alabama to win more than any other school, 22 times, with a 15-7 record of accurately picking...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

College GameDay heading to Fort Worth for Week 1

The always popular “ESPN College GameDay” has a home for Week 1 of the college football season. Thanks to a Vine that was shared on social media Monday, we now know that the set will be heading to Fort Worth for the big Week One meeting between the Wisconsin Badgers and Alabama Crimson Tide. The game takes place at AT&T Stadium. This will be first time that Wisconsin is...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just perhaps not quite this much. There are 14 new coordinators - seven on each side of the ball - in the Southeastern Conference. That includes Vanderbilt coach/defensive coordinator Derek Mason, and the number creates extra homework...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Several SEC teams rumored to be wearing alternate black Nike uniforms

Would the Alabama Crimson Tide really hit the field in a black uniform? According to a source at Tidewater News, they won't be the only ones, as LSU, Georgia and Florida are all rumored to be wearing new alternate black football uniforms this season.  Here are the shirts he's referencing: The Georgia athletic director was quick to shoot down any rumors that these black jerseys...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(WATCH) Alabama's freshman QB Barnett shows off his arm

Jake Coker and David Cornwell may be the names thrown around most often when discussing Alabama's season opening starter against Wisconsin, but the Tide quarterback with the strongest arm may very well be true freshman Blake Barnett. Watch as Barnett launches this football over the goalposts on the practice field this weekend:If arm strength was the most important attribute to the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Am I Worried About? Alabama Football Season Preview

Alabama left last season on a sour note, losing in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff to eventual champion Ohio State. After the end of last season, head coach Saban was looking at some serious questions. On offense, the Crimson Tide lost receiver Amari Cooper and running back T.J. Yeldon to the NFL draft, [&hellip The post Who Am I Worried About? Alabama Football...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama and Louisville will open 2018 season in Orlando

The Alabama Crimson Tide look to continue their tradition of opening the season on a neutral field against a non-conference opponent, as the school has reportedly reached a deal with Louisville to open the 2018 season in Orlando. While Orlando has not been known as a host to season kickoffs in the past, the city will play host to Florida State and Ole Miss to open 2016 and now has...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video:Blake Barnett spending time with George Whitfield

The Alabama quarterback situation still has not been resolved. Senior Jacob Coker, was supposed to run away with the job after losing out on the starting position last year, but that has not been the case. Incoming freshman Blake Barnett is out to prove why he should be in the running for who will take snaps under center come this fall. Barnett is on vacation this week, but instead...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama Freshman Blake Barnett Is Spending His “Vacation” Working With Quarterback Guru George Whitfield

Blake Barnett hasn’t taken a snap for Alabama yet, and he’s already a fan favorite. Why? Because of his dedication to the school, his efforts in recruiting for the Crimson Tide, and his work ethic. Barnett is on vacation this week, but instead of chilling out before camp opens up, the former Elite 11 MVP is getting in work with acclaimed quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr....
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama to open 2018 season against Louisville

The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Louisville Cardinals in Orlando to open the 2018 season. Alabama & Louisville will open 2018 season (Sept. 1, 2018) in Orlando sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 31, 2015 Well, Alabama gets some great season openers over the next few years, to say the least. The team has its next two opening games at Dallas’...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Louisville Will Open 2018 Season Against Alabama In Orlando

Photo: Pete CautilliWhat started as a slow Friday morning quickly turned into an exciting afternoon as ESPN’s Brett McMurphy broke some big time news. According to ESPN’s sources, Bobby Petrino and the Louisville Cardinals will open the 2018 season against Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide in Orlando, Florida. The news hasn’t been officially confirmed, but during last...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama Will Play Louisville To Open 2018 Season

Alabama, which has the nation’s hardest schedule this coming season, doesn’t appear to want to make things easier on itself in the near future, either. Friday, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that the Crimson Tide will open the 2018 season against Louisville in Orlando. The Cardinals have won at least nine games over the past three years, including a Sugar Bowl victory over...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama third in preseason Coaches Poll

Alabama is third is the 2015 preseason Coaches Poll behind National Champion Ohio State and TCU. Ohio State was named overwhelming No.1 with 62 first-placed votes, with TCU and the Crimson Tide garnering one each. Baylor is fourth and Oregon rounds out the Top Five. Of other SEC schools to be named to the Top 25, Auburn was No.7 and Georgia No.9. The SEC leads the way with three...
Via SEC Football Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama Lands 2017 4-Star Athlete Chadarius Townsend

Chadarius Townsend, a four-star athlete in the 2017 class, has committed to Alabama.  The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect out of Tanner, Ala., chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn and Kentucky, among other programs. He’s ranked the No. 20 player at his position in his class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  The news was first reported by Alabama’s 247 Sports’ site.  BREAKING...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

(PHOTO) Alabama use Drake lyrics in new hype photo

The Alabama Crimson Tide took the opportunity to capitalize on the fued between rappers Drake and Meek Mill Wednesday with this tweet from outside linebacker coach Tosh Lupoi:Lupoi even attempted a shout out at Drake in the tweet. The Tide shouldn't be expecting a response from the rapper, as any true fan of Drake knows he's exclusively a front-runner fan. Get back to Drake when...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama Quotes Drake In “Charged Up” Graphic Featuring WR Chris Black

Mentioning or quoting the rapper Drake seems to be a new fad for college football programs. Alabama jumped into the act this afternoon. The Crimson Tide released a graphic of wide receiver Chris Black and the phrase “Charged Up Not About To Starve Us.” Those are lyrics from Drake’s recent song “Charged Up,” a diss record targeting fellow rapper Meek Mill. Alabama assistant...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule 2015: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team officially kicks off the season in just over one month. But will the defending league champions make it back-to-back SEC titles? Will Alabama make it back to the College Football Playoff, and get the job done this time?  Well, let’s take a look at their schedule. Here are the five things you need to know about it: 1. Many, including ESPN...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama staffer thinks Indiana is stealing recruiting graphics

College football recruiters have been turning to unique graphics more and more in order to catch the attention of potential recruits. Unfortunately for the Indiana Hoosiers, they seem to have been caught ripping off graphics from a very prominent team. Alabama Director of Creative Matt Lange assists in the making of graphics for the Crimson Tide and he noticed some strong similarities...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Fallout: Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, Georgia, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition. Everybody's Takin'.AL.com interviewed some of the top high school prospects in the country their opinions on Alabama head coach Nick Saban during The Opening in Portland, Or. earlier in July.  Prospects questioned include defensive tackle Kendell Jones, and inside linebacker Jaquan Yulee, who have committed to Alabama.Oops! I Did It Again!In...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Staffer Calls Out Indiana For Allegedly Stealing Recruiting Graphics

Edited recruiting graphics or “edits” are a major part of college football recruiting these days. These graphics can be shared as pamphlets or attachments on social media. They usually feature a photoshopped image particular recruit wearing a school’s jersey or just some cool images cropped together with a flashy slogan or motto.  Apparently, Alabama DIrector of Creative...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: I told my agent 15 times I’m not interested in Texas

When Mack Brown left Texas in 2013, Nick Saban was immediately mentioned as a possible replacement. While there were reports that Saban gave serious thought to starting a new chapter with the Longhorns, the four-time national champion insists he never contemplated leaving Alabama. Last week, an excerpt from a new book about Saban quoted Texas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Says He Never Was And Never Will Be Interested In Texas Job

nick saban hat Nick Saban’s name has been linked to the Texas job in the past, when the Mack Brown era came to a close in Austin. According to the Alabama head coach, his interest in the position was non-existent, despite what rumors may have indicated. D.C Reeves of The Tuscaloosa News has the details on Saban telling boosters at an event in Florida last night that he never was...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama’s cost of attendance stipend will be one of highest

The new cost of attendance stipends allow universities to provide student athletes with some extra cash during the semester. The stipends will vary in amount on a school-by-school basis. With different amounts at different universities, the cost of attendance stipends are going to be a valuable recruiting tool. The Alabama Crimson Tide will be taking advantage of that. While Nick...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who would be favored in a neutral site game between Ohio State and Alabama

The college football season is right around the corner. As fans we can only hope to get a season as exciting as last year. Ohio State and Alabama was one of the most highly viewed games of the 2014 season. What if they were to face each other again in 2015? Would the Crimson Tide get revenge on the Buckeyes? What would the line be? According to USA Today’s Danny Sheridan it would...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban targeting 4-star RB denied Wisconsin admission

We all know that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is a great recruiter, so it’s no surprise that he swooped right in when four-star running back Jordan Stevenson was denied enrollment at Wisconsin for academic reasons earlier this week. According to Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports, Saban is personally recruiting Stevenson to bring his talents to Tuscaloosa, as the Tide need...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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