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ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

4-Star Louisiana Defensive End Chris Allen Has Alabama On Top After Visit

LSU absolutely cleaned up in-state during the 2016 recruiting cycle, leading the Tigers to a top three finish in 247Sports’ team rankings. Les Miles has his work cut out for him, however, as Alabama continues to sign No. 1 classes. Now, Nick Saban is looking to poach some of the best players out of his former team’s backyard. Four-star defensive end Chris Allen, a Baton Rouge...
Via College Spun
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scout Names Alabama Commit Najee Harris No. 1 Recruit In Class Of 2017

In the class of 2016, all four major recruiting websites named Michigan-bound defensive tackle Rashan Gary their No. 1 ranked recruit. Things are a bit more interesting in the class of 2017. 247Sports and ESPN have Dylan Moses atop their rankings, while Scout has named running back Najee Harris, an Alabama commit, its top player. Alabama commit Najee Harris is the new No. 1 https...
Via College Spun
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy says Newton ‘quit on his team’

Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy wears his Crimson Tide badge with pride, so much that he doesn’t hesitate to criticize former rivals, even if it is former Auburn star, Heisman Trophy winner and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton. McElroy, who currently hosts his own radio show on Sirus XM and also serves as an analyst for the SEC Network, called out Newton today over how the quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama QB says Newton 'quit on his team' during Super Bowl 50

Former Alabama signal-caller Greg McElroy faced Cam Newton once on the collegiate level. Newton's Auburn Tigers upended the Crimson Tide by a score of 28-27. Down 24 points early, Newton engineered a wonderful comeback against the fierce in-state rival.While McElroy never got the chance to defeat Newton on the field, he's certainly taking some shots at him off the gridiron. McElroy...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M-Alabama Preview

Texas A&M has an opportunity to get back into first place in the SEC if it can break out of its funk this week. The 15th-ranked Aggies will first have to avoid another road loss Wednesday night against Alabama, which is seeking another win over a Top 25 opponent. Texas A&M lost its lead in the SEC by dropping three of four and suffered its first home loss Saturday, 81...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 2017 recruit has Alabama as leader, wants to hear from Michigan

The Alabama Crimson Tide ended their recruiting process for the 2016 season with the top-ranked class in the country. It looks like they are already focusing on next year’s class and it looks like the could be getting a big-time recruit for the 2017 class. According to ESPN, top-ranked recruit in the class of 2017, running back and outside linebacker Dylan Moses, lists Alabama...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky co-DC Derrick Ansley headed to Alabama

Kentucky defensive backs coach and recently promoted co-defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley is leaving Lexington for a job with the Alabama Crimson Tide, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The report, written by Aaron Suttles, states that Ansley is expected to work with the secondary while first-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will work with the inside linebackers. Ansley...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: AL.com Writers Debate Alabama, Auburn Recruiting Classes With A Rap Battle

Alabama and Auburn each signed a Top 10 class on Wednesday, so naturally, fans want to compare the rising Crimson Tide and Tiger freshmen. Matt Scalici and Wesley Sinor of AL.com and the 5-Star Super Show found a unique way to do just that: a rap battle.  That was…interesting. The Gus Malzahn breakdancing clip is always an inspired choice. We won’t truly be able to break down...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Loses Commitment From Four Star 2017 Offensive Lineman

Just days ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide were celebrating their top ranked recruiting class for the 2016 cycle (which head coach Nick Saban probably celebrated for about ten minutes before getting back to work for spring practice). With a year to go until the Crimson Tide sign their 2017 cycle, there is one less player they can plan on signing in that group at this point. Four star...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Alabama and Auburn’s 2016 Recruiting Classes

Alabama and Auburn are bitter rivals not just on the field, but on the recruiting trail as well. Both schools are typically fighting for the same blue-chip prospects, and there is tremendous pressure on both coaching staffs to land more top talent than their in-state adversary.  Usually, both programs sign outstanding classes. This year was no different, as Alabama landed the No...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama QB calls out recruits that are ‘scared to compete’

Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett took to social media to criticize high schoolers who passed on the Crimson Tide come National Signing Day. “If you want to make yourself the best player/person you can be,” Barnett wrote, “Why would you be scared to compete?” Barnett, a redshirt freshman, is projected to start under center for the national champs next season. Last season...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star LB Lyndell Wilson commits to Alabama

The rich continue to get richer as Alabama has locked down yet another five-star recruit for the football program. Lyndell Wilson, a linebacker out of Montgomery, AL, has signed on to play for the Crimson Tide. He made his announcement donning a 2015 National Champions hat. Mack Wilson picks #ALABAMA. Puts on a National Title hat to seal the deal. #NSD pic.twitter.com/W6IFh3G5uJ...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Flips Defensive Back Recruit From SEC Foe, Loses Wide Receiver To Miami

So far, the Alabama Crimson Tide have been like many other major college programs on National Signing Day: you win some, you lose some. For the defending national champs, it appears there will be more quality recruits coming in than will be choosing to go somewhere else. After getting two commitments earlier in the day from five star linebacker Ben Davis and four star defensive back...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Students on Jeopardy! clueless on college football questions

When college football is a category on Jeopardy, it almost never goes well. In the past, we’ve had a former LSU lineman say that Syracuse was in the Ivy League, contestants failed miserably on a question about the Big Ten, they’ve avoided a question about the sport’s stadium nicknames like the plague, and perhaps worst of all, one man thought Auburn was called the “Crimson...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Four-Star Recruit Commits To Alabama

One of the top offensive tackles of the 2016 class shocked the world with his announcement just one day away from National Signing Day. Four-star recruit Scott Lashley announced where he would be heading to play college football and to many people’s surprise he’s not headed to Mississippi State. Ranked No. 18 at the offensive tackle position, Lashley used a pretty great video...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama seeking to continue its recruiting dominance

Less than a month after winning its fourth national championship in seven seasons, Alabama has a chance to extend its string of unofficial recruiting titles. Alabama has landed the nation's top signing class each of the last five years according to composite rankings of recruiting websites compiled by 247Sports. Whether that streak continues depends on how much of a signing day...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Linebacker decommits from Alabama, calls them out on Twitter

On the one hand, props to outside linebacker Riley Cole for sticking to his principles and being firm in what he wants. On the other, what in the world was he thinking? Cole, who committed to Alabama in June 2015, announced on Twitter on Sunday that he was stepping away from the program. Deuteronomy 31:6. pic.twitter.com/l3C7aVKMNm — Riley cole (@Rileyc44) January 31, 2016...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Finalizes 2017 Football Schedule With FCS Opponent

When the 2017 college football season rolls around, the Alabama Crimson Tide hope to be defending yet another national championship. When it comes to the schedule for that season, there will be one less competitive game after the Crimson Tide went down to the FCS level to complete their slate of games: Alabama football will host FCS program Mercer in 2017 and 2021. Saban putting...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercer to face Crimson Tide twice

(STATS) - Playing Auburn in 2017 wasn't enough for Mercer. The Bears will take on Alabama as well. The Southern Conference member announced Thursday it will make visits to Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2017 and 2021. The Bears' 2017 game at Auburn will be on Sept. 16, which is expected to be before the Alabama matchup. "We are excited to add one of the elite college football programs...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned in the CFB National Championship

The second year of the College Football Playoff era is in the books, and a new champion has been crowned. Nick Saban’s Alabama squad defeated a gritty Clemson Tigers 45-40 in Glendale Monday night. The game itself was exciting, exhilarating and illuminating — it was the Championship game we deserved after the lopsided bowl season we endured. The players balled out, the coaches...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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