ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE NEWS

Mekhi Brown Confirms That He Has Ended His Recruitment, Will Sign His Letter Of Intent With Alabama

After having Notre Dame coaches for an in-home visit last week, Mekhi Brown announced that he would be sticking with his commitment to Nick Saban and Alabama. We’re not sure if he wavered at all after that tweet last week, but Brown felt it necessary to confirm that he would be signing his letter of intent to Alabama next week. I’ve ended my recruiting. I’m going to sign my...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grant’s Tomb: It’s Time For Alabama Basketball To Move On

The circumstances under which Anthony Grant became the head basketball coach at the University of Alabama are, weirdly enough, the very reasons why the Crimson Tide need to start fresh with a new basketball coach at season’s end. Following a loss at home on Tuesday night to Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators, it’s clear more than ever that Grant is not working out in Tuscaloosa...
Via The Student Section
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grant’s Tomb: It’s Time For Alabama Basketball To Move On

The circumstances under which Anthony Grant became the head basketball coach at the University of Alabama are, weirdly enough, the very reasons why the Crimson Tide need to start fresh with a new basketball coach at season’s end. Following a loss at home on Tuesday night to Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators, it’s clear more than ever that Grant is not working out in Tuscaloosa...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Feldman: Alabama QB Blake Sims invited to NFL Combine

Alabama QB Blake Sims has been invited to next month's NFL Combine, a source told FOX Sports on Wednesday.  The idea that Sims could become an NFL quarterback would've sounded very far-fetched a year ago at this time, but the 6-0, 205-pounder ended up beating out touted FSU transfer Jacob Coker for the Crimson Tide's starting job and he led Bama to a College Football Playoff berth...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Quarterback Blake Sims Confirms NFL Combine Invite

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims put up stellar numbers (3,487 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions) in his lone year starting in Tuscaloosa. He also set the Crimson Tide record for single-game passing yardage. Still, his lack of prototypical size and background as a running back — where he played as a freshman at ‘Bama in 2011 — led to some speculation he would...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Alabama WR Amari Cooper Meets His Namesake, Coop Dog

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper’s eye-popping career stats (228 catches, 3, 463 yards and 31 touchdowns in three seasons) earned him an invitation to the Heisman ceremony this season and the adulation of many fans. One fan decided to show his love for Cooper by naming his adopted dog Coop after the projected top-10 NFL Draft Pick. Cooper the wideout and Coop the dog met earlier...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tight games becoming norm for Alabama basketball

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama is getting used to heart-thumping finishes, for better and worse. The Crimson Tide split a pair of two-point games last week to continue a trend of outcomes that aren't decided until the final shot comes down going into Tuesday night's game with Florida at Coleman Coliseum. Three of Alabama's last four games, and five of the last 11, have been decided...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin to Return as Alabama's Offensive Coordinator in 2015

The 2014 season for the Alabama Crimson Tide was one of the best offensive seasons they have had in their rich 100 plus year history. The one secret ingredient that was thought to help boost that increase in offense was offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.He had been rumored to possibly be on the move this offseason, but late last week it was announced that Kiffin would return as Alabama’s...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kahlil McKenzie, A 5-Star DT Committed To Tennessee, Takes A Shot At Alabama, Vanderbilt

If you’re going to talk trash about a rival school, you better be able to back it up. Khalil McKenzie Jr. will have the opportunity to do so in coming years.  McKenzie, a five-star defensive tackle committed to Tennessee, does not appear to be too fond of a couple of his soon-to-be SEC rivals. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive lineman, ranked the No. 6 player in the country by...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Auburn Students Sing “Yea Alabama” After Presenting Nick Saban With Iron Bowl Trophy

Alabama knocked off Auburn, 57-55, in last night’s men’s basketball contest. But as you’d guess, the Crimson Tide faithful on hand were much more interested in talking about what happened between the two schools on the gridiron earlier this year. Per tradition, the Iron Bowl hardware, known as the James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy, was presented by leaders of Auburn’s...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin nixes NFL gig to stay as Alabama OC

Lane Kiffin has announced that he will stay as Alabama's offensive co-ordinator, turning his back on the opportunity to move into the NFL and grab the same position at the San Francisco 49ers. Kiffin, who's never been known for stability in a job in college football, raised some eyebrows when he first arrived in Alabama in 2014, but had a successful time with his offense last season...
Via SEC Football Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin staying at Alabama for 2015 season

Lane Kiffin will return to the University of Alabama as their offensive coordinator for the 2015 season. Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced on Saturday that Kiffin would return to his current position next season. Alabama sat a school record in 2014 for total offense while quarterback Blake Sims and wide receiver Amari Cooper each set school records for passing and receiving...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Plucks Star Offensive Tackle Recruit Out Of Maryland

Isaiah Prince, a star offensive tackle recruit out of Maryland, has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama, Auburn Women’s Basketball Teams Got Into A Brawl Thursday Night

The Iron Bowl, played annually between in-state rivals Alabama and Auburn, is always a testy contest on the gridiron. But Thursday night, it was the women’s basketball teams reminding us of the bad blood between the two schools. Following a made free throw by Auburn, Crimson Tide sophomore guard Breanna Hayden took a swing at Auburn senior guard Hasina Muhammad. Muhammad retaliated...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC: Arkansas snaps two-game losing streak

Remember last year when Kentucky lost in overtime on a put-back at Arkansas? The same thing happened to Alabama on Thursday night. Bobby Portis’ put-back at the end of overtime gave Arkansas a 93-91 win over the Crimson Tide. Michael … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
5 days ago

GIF: Arkansas Blows Three-Point Lead With Awful Foul Late Against Alabama

Arkansas and Alabama are currently in overtime, but ask any Razorback fan, it should have never gotten this far. With under five seconds left, and a three point lead, Arkansas committed the cardinal sin of fouling a player on a layup, and sending him to the line for a game-tying free throw. Arkansas’ Bobby Portis fouled Alabama forward Michael Kessens, who made the bucket, and...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Blake Sims Invited Gus Malzahn To A Waffle House Meal During Senior Bowl Practice Today

The Iron Bowl rivalry never truly goes away, but there’s no reason that players and coaches from Alabama and Auburn can’t be civil after the season. Alabama quarterback Blake Sims is participating in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week. Gus Malzahn visited the practices, and got to talk with the Crimson Tide signal caller, who reportedly told him that they should hit...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Defensive Tackle T.D. Moton Decommits From Alabama After Visit From Dan Mullen

With National Signing Day rapidly approaching, the recruiting world is spinning fast, especially down in SEC country. Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, coming off of his best season in Starkville, visited Alabama’s defensive tackle commit T.D. Moton this afternoon, and just minutes later the recruit announced that he had decommitted from Alabama. @CoachDanMullen and @CoachHevesy...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mekhi Brown Reaffirms Commitment To Alabama After In-Home Visit With Nick Saban, Kirby Smart

Alabama fans who follow recruiting may have gotten a bit nervous earlier this week with the news that Notre Dame coaches would visit four-star defensive end commit Mekhi Brown. Notre Dame in home visit today — Khi Brown-Henderson (@MekhiBrownn) January 20, 2015 In the summer when Brown received his offer from the Fighting Irish, he said that it “really had him thinking.”...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Warns Incoming 5-Star RB Damien Harris About The Dangers Of Social Media

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the perfect example of what every Alabama recruit should aspire to be. He was a five-star prospect, ranked the No. 1 safety in the country in 2010. With the Crimson Tide, he was a consensus All-American (2013) and a two-time national champion (2011, ’12). He went on to become a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by Green Bay, starting most games for the...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Discusses Possibility of Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin Bolting For the NFL

Reports earlier this week asserted that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was a candidate, and possibly the front runner, for the San Francisco 49ers’ vacant offensive coordinator position. Alabama head coach Nick Saban discussed those reports on Tuesday when he spoke with the media at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama.  According to reports, Kiffin hit the...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban ‘Non-Committal’ On Lane Kiffin’s Future At Alabama

Nick Saban was "non-committal" on Lane Kiffin's future at Alabama, citing the offensive coordinator's opportunities elsewhere.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama LB arrested on domestic violence charges

Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson has been arrested on third-degree domestic violence charges, according to a report by AL.com. The former 5-star recruit was arrested on Monday night with another charge - misdemeanor criminal mischief - also on the list. Anderson made 25 tackles last season, and it was hoped he might play more games for the Crimson Tide in 2015. You know, if he stays...
Via SEC Football Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama outside linebacker Ryan Anderson arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

A member of the Alabama Crimson Tide is in trouble with the law. Rising junior outside linebacker Ryan Anderson was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday. He faces charges of "misdemeanor third-degree domestic violence, criminal mischief," according to al.com.Very few details about the case are currently available, except that Anderson was arrested by Tuscaloosa city police on Tuesday...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Sims Is A “Quarterback All The Way,” Won’t Consider Changing Positions

Blake Sims played running back during his redshirt freshman season at Alabama in 2011, rushing 22 times for 107 yards in five games for the Crimson Tide. He made the switch to quarterback the following season, and doesn’t appear ready to turn back as he pursues a professional football career.  Spoke with Blake Sims. Said there hasn’t been any talk about changing positions....
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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