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Coker delivers top QB performance in Alabama spring game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jake Coker threw a long touchdown pass and had an interception returned for a score in Alabama's spring game. Coker was easily the most productive of the Crimson Tide quarterbacks on Saturday in his second bid to win the starting job after transferring from Florida State last summer. He led the White team featuring the first-team offense to a 27-14 win over...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban doesn’t like you asking players about each other

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban threatened to shut down media availability, after becoming frustrated with the way reporters were handling the questioning of his players. Specifically, Saban didn’t appreciate the way that reporters were asking players questions about other players in order to get quotes. “Well, if you guys continue to get quotes from players about...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Check Out The Awesome Suit Nick Saban Is Wearing For Alabama’s A-Day

Nick Saban has quite the suit he’s rocking for Alabama’s A-Day on Saturday. Take a look at pink suit and tie: Alabama coach Nick Saban during warmups before #ADay @MGMAdvertiser @mgmsports #rolltide pic.twitter.com/U2keXLmIe3 — Mickey Welsh  (@mickeywelsh) April 18, 2015 The post Check Out The Awesome Suit Nick Saban Is Wearing For Alabama’s A-Day appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Former Alabama Commit Demetris Robertson Has Reopened His Recruitment

Five-star athlete Demetris Robertson committed to Alabama back on July 15, 2014, but the Savannah native is taking a step back and reopening his recruitment ahead of his senior season. Robertson, who is the No. 6 player in the country according to Rivals, announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday night.  After careful consideration w/ my family, I’ve decided to officially...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dazon Ingram Announces Comitmment To Alabama

Alabama’s Mr. Basketball will play his college ball for his hometown team, he announced Friday. Dazon Ingram, a three-star prospect out of Theodore, Alabama, averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists last season. Ingram is a big get for new Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson with John Calipari and Kentucky swooping in late for Ingram’s services. […] The post Dazon Ingram...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama; Kentucky had shown interest

2015 three-star point guard Dazon Ingram has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-5 Ingram, Alabama’s Mr. Basketball and the Class 7A Player of the Year, announced his decision Friday after originally committing to Alabama last year. He pledged to Anthony Grant and Alabama in the fall, but, did not sign his letter-of-intent, allowing him to […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama forward Shannon Hale to return

The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team has a new head coach in Avery Johnson, who took the job following the firing of Anthony Grant. After the hire, two players — Ricky Tarrant and Devin Mitchell — left the team via transfer. On Thursday night, however, Avery got a bit of good news. Forward Shannon Hale, who is set to enter his junior year, announced he will be returning...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

The last two seasons haven't ended the way Nick Saban would like. Two poor showings in the Superdome in New Orleans have left a bad taste in the...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

As many as 8 players could miss Alabama Spring Game

When the Alabama Crimson Tide take the field for their annual Spring Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium this weekend, the team could be without as many as eight players. According to head coach Nick Saban, there are currently eight players expected to miss the game. “We’ve got probably more guys out for this game than we’ve had in the past, which again, creates an opportunity for...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Henry Talks Expectations For Alabama’s A-Day Game

Alabama running back Derrick Henry talked about tomorrow’s A-Day scrimmage and what fans should expect from the Crimson Tide offense. Watch the Derrick Henry interview here  The post Derrick Henry Talks Expectations For Alabama’s A-Day Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Alabama Sheriff’s License Plate Cover Rolls For The Tide

Only in Alabama does a sheriff rock a Crimson Tide license plate cover. Talk about rolling for the Tide.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Tennessee Fan Has An “EF BAMA” License Plate

Given Tennessee’s longstanding rivalry with Alabama, most Volunteers fans don’t have too much love for the Crimson Tide or its supporters. The UT fan who owns the Toyota Tacoma below probably has a little less than the rest, however.  Yep, someone out there actually has an “EF BAMA” license plate. Usually, you’d have to guess which team someone who owns such a plate would...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Robinson prank calls Avery Johnson during interview

Avery Johnson is the new head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide and he was making the rounds in the media. One of those stops led to an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show. While on The Dan Patrick Show, Johnson had his interview interrupted by a former teammate, the legendary David Robinson. Robinson prank called Johnson as “Dave in Texas.” It didn’t take long for Avery Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama star Ricky Tarrant to transfer

Alabama Crimson Tide star guard Ricky Tarrant will transfer from the program, after just one season. The Tide recently hired head coach Avery Johnson, but Tarrant has elected to transfer despite the move. Tarrant played in 19 games during his redshirt junior season averaging 13.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game before a season ending ruptured plantar fascia. Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Goes Bold, Schedules Arkansas As Homecoming Game

In college football scheduling, teams usually choose a game against a far inferior opponent for Homecoming. It provides an opportunity for congregating fans and alumni to watch a breezy, blowout victory and enjoy a return to campus.  Most of Alabama’s opponents are inferior to the Crimson Tide, but that doesn’t mean today’s Homecoming announcement didn’t raise some eyebrows...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson’s Injury Status

Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson had to be helped off the field during a recent Crimson Tide spring practice. Reports are that Robinson, one of the team’s top defensive lineman, isn’t seriously injured. Saban: A'Shawn Robinson with sprained ankle and sprained knee. Not serious but "we'll be conservative with him." — Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) April 8, 2015 […] The post Update...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnathan Taylor, Alabama, and the Danger of the “Hot Take”

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Former Georgia and then Alabama football player Johnathan Taylor, all 6’4″ of him, recently appeared in court regarding charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. That, in and of itself is where a horrific story should end. But it doesn’t. Taylor was arrested just over a week ago when his girlfriend alleged that he assaulted her...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This Alabama-Themed Train The Best Train Ever?

This Alabama Crimson Tide Themed Train was spotted in Tuscaloosa and it is a beauty. The only way this would be better is if he painted the top part of the hatch on top in Houndstooth. [Gamedayr] The post Is This Alabama-Themed Train The Best Train Ever? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Johnson leaves ESPN for Alabama head coaching gig

In one of the more curious moves in college basketball’s annual coaching shuffle, Alabama has hired ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson for its head coaching position. The news was initially reported by the network’s Jeff Goodman. Johnson had appeared regularly on the network’s programming, including NBA Coast 2 Coast, NBA Tonight and SportsCenter. What makes this one a head-scratcher...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Reaches Agreement To Make Avery Johnson Its Men’s Basketball Coach

The Alabama men’s basketball program has a new head coach.  According to multiple reports, the Crimson Tide have hired Avery Johnson. The former NBA coach, who spent five seasons leading the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, agreed to a deal with Alabama Sunday afternoon.  The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish.  Avery Johnson has reached an...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama Closing In On Hiring Avery Johnson To Be Its New Basketball Coach

Alabama is reportedly getting close to hiring its next men’s basketball coach.  According to ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, Crimson Tide representatives are set to meet with Avery Johnson’s representatives sometime this evening. Johnson, 50, spent five years as a head coach in the NBA; from 2005-08 with the Dallas Mavericks and from 2010-12 with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets.  Johnson...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Liner Announces His Transfer Destination

Dee Liner, a former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, will transfer to Arkansas State.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: Stuck Between Rock and Hard Place

Nick Saban is stuck between a rock and a hard place in the Jonathan Taylor situation, and both sides don't look attractive to the Alabama head coach. It emerged on Monday that Taylor's girlfriend had recanted her story about being domestically abused, and she was arrested. Prosecutors are still convinced that something went on, and questions about that night vary. There's also been...
Via SEC Football Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama prepared to throw big money at Gregg Marshall

Alabama has not been a consistent factor in college basketball for about 10 years, and they would like to change that. They are looking for a new coach and think Gregg Marshall is the guy who can turn around the program. The Crimson Tide, which fired Anthony Grant after six seasons on the job, have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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