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ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blake Barnett runs smack into Derrick Henry, survives

One Alabama Crimson Tide player that has been getting a lot of offseason attention is junior running back Derrick Henry, who is built like a bulldozer at 6-foot-3, 242 pounds. And then there is freshman quarterback Blake Barnett, no slouch himself at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, but that doesn’t make him any less human. Thanks to a video of an Alabama practice that local radio host and...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alabama Quarterback, Running Back Collide During Practice Drill

If anyone can testify the best as to how hard it is to tackle Alabama running back Derrick Henry, it might not be members of the team’s defense who go against him in practice … and it also might not be members of opposing defenses in the SEC. The best person to give a first-hand account might be one of the team’s quarterbacks, Blake Barnett. During a running drill at practice...
Via Gamedayr
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

SEC: Nick Saban is taking his time

SEC links for Sunday: Nick Saban remains patient, says Guerry Clegg of the Columbus Ledge-Enquirer. The Alabama coach hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide’s opener against Wisconsin. Josh Dobbs balances academics and athletics, reports Dustin Dopirak … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
20 hours ago

Wounded Saban bad news for everyone else

With only 10 starters back, including three on offense, Alabama and Nick Saban are in rare air.
Via WholeHogSports
22 hours ago

Nick Saban may play two quarterbacks against Wisconsin

There has not been a more confusing situation at quarterback than the one in Tuscaloosa. There are three quarterbacks who could easily win the job any point during the season, but with the offseason drawing to a close, the Alabama Crimson Tide are still not sure who could take the reins. According to ESPN, head coach Nick Saban has been considering using two quarterbacks in the opening...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum Caller Compares Nick Saban To Adolf Hitler

You know it’s college football season when you hear one of two things: “Roll Tide” and anything that bashes Nick Saban. Obviously, Saban is a very polarizing figure. You either love him or hate him. To be fair, most of the people who love him are Alabama fans, but the guy is just extremely good at his job and sparks hatred in the hearts of football fans everywhere. But even...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban compared to’communist’ Adolf Hitler on Paul Finebaum Show

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is one of the most polarizing figures in all of college football, because of his enormous success with the Crimson Tide; but does he deserve as much hate as Adolf Hitler? Apparently so. Thursday, on the SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum Show, caller “Tom from Starkville” compared Saban to Hitler calling him a “communist.” A caller from Starkville...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum Caller Compares Nick Saban To “Communist” Adolf Hitler

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, due to both his success and his demeanor, isn’t the most beloved coach in college football. But some fans go a bit too far in their hatred for the Crimson Tide headman.  Thursday, a caller on Paul Finebaum’s radio show called in and compared Saban to Adolf Hitler. “Tom from Starkville” also believed that Hitler was a communist, for some reason...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama football position preview: wide receivers/tight ends

This is part three of our Alabama football 2015 season preview series. This edition will take an in depth look at the wide receivers and tight ends. Part one is focused on quarterbacks and part two is focused on running backs. Chris Black What we know Unlike years when Amari Cooper and Julio Jones have been on the Alabama football roster, the 2015 receivers and tight ends group...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Linebacker Reggie Ragland Ready to Lead Crimson Tide Defense

Seems like every Alabama national title run in recent years has had one —an Alpha dog linebacker. There was Rolando McClain in 2009, Dont'...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 3 — Alabama

Alabama Crimson Tide 2014 Record: 12-2 overall, 7-1 SEC (lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl / College Football Playoff Semifinals) 1 Burning Question: Can Alabama get back to the top of the mountain? From 2009 to 2012, Nick Saban built a legacy that no one could possibly maintain. During this time the Crimson Tide went 49-5 overall and 27-5 in the SEC. They won three BCS national...
Via The Student Section
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: Quarterback will be why Alabama misses the playoff

On a new episode of The Audible, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss all the uncertainty around the Alabama quarterback battle, and Feldman explains why the Crimson Tide won't be a playoff team this year with a QB situation this cloudy. To listen to the clip, click on the embedded player at the top. You can get every episode of The Audible delivered to you by subscribing on iTunes.  
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Quarterback Battle Could Have Surprising Finish

Coming into training camp, it was assumed that senior Jake Coker would handle the quarterback duties for Alabama. According to AL.com, however, he might be one of the team’s last options. It seems that redshirt junior Alec Morris is someone who’s quickly growing on Head Coach Nick Saban. Morris did a “nice job” during Alabama’s first scrimmage, coach Nick Saban said....
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football Honors Play-By-Play Announcer With SEC Title Ring

When teams when championships, it’s not uncommon for them to award rings or trophies to members of the support staff or other important people that aren’t coaches or players. In the case of the Alabama Crimson Tide, that includes their play-by-play voice on the radio. Eli Gold, who was been the “Voice of the Tide” since 1988, showcased his new bling that he was given by the...
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Alabama Awarded Broadcaster Eli Gold With A 2014 SEC Championship Ring

Eli Gold has been broadcasting Alabama football games since 1988. In that time, he has seen the Crimson Tide capture four national championships and six SEC titles. To many ‘Bama fans, he is an indelible part of the program. To thank him for his time broadcasting for the program, Alabama football awarded Eli Gold with a 2014 SEC Championship ring. Sincere thanks from the bottom...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Scott Cochran uses catchphrase for charity

If you have spent time around the Alabama Crimson Tide football program, you have likely heard the phrase, “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!” echoing before practice as the team takes the field. That is because Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach, Scott Cochran, has developed the chant as a bit of a catchphrase to hype up his players. In a way, he is a personal hype man for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nick Saban Awarded Rock Band The Alabama Shakes With A Custom Autographed Crimson Tide Jersey

Much to Auburn fans’ chagrin, the Alabama Crimson Tide have the state’s best college football program. The best current rock band out of the state? That is probably the Alabama Shakes, led by powerful lead singer Brittany Howard. The band played at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Thursday night, and received a custom autographed jersey from Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban....
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Requests Media Stop Reporting On “What Is Seen” At Practice

Alabama isn’t closing its practices to the media, but according to Crimson Tide beat writer Aaron Suttles, who writes for The Tuscaloosa News, it is asking members to limit what’s being reported. Suttles has informed his followers that Alabama has asked the media not to report “what is seen” during practice. He clarified that this mainly pertains to injuries. Coverage note...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama 2015 Preview: Crimson Tide Rollin’ To SEC Title?

You know you've built a dynasty when every year, people are talking about the Alabama Crimson Tide and mentioning the words "National Title". In fact, it's a disappointment when they DON'T get to the final game. And when they were outplayed by Ohio State in the College Football Play-Off semi-final and didn't get there, it was a disappointment, despite winning the SEC Title.  LAST...
Via SEC Football Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just weeks away, and the Alabama Crimson Tide are focused on returning to the College Football Playoff for a second straight season. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Alabama’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star G Kobie Eubanks will not enroll at Alabama

Four-star shooting guard Kobie Eubanks did not meet the NCAA’s academic requirements and will not enroll at the University of Alabama. Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News reported the development on Twitter. Alabama 2015 4-star basketball signee Kobie Eubanks did not meet NCAA academic requirements and will not enroll at UA, per sources. — Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) August 19,...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 4-Star Small Forward Kobie Eubanks Confirms He Won’t Be Attending Alabama

Kobie Eubanks, a four-star small forward in the 2015 class committed to Alabama, will not be playing basketball for the Crimson Tide this season.  The 6-foot-5, 212-pound forward was not cleared to enroll at the university by the NCAA.  Eubanks confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday night.  The Story is out I will not be Attending the Univ Alabama due to not be cleared by NCAA...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrance Ferguson Commits To Alabama

Terrance Ferguson has committed to the University of Alabama. Earlier in the month Ferguson was visiting the Crimson Tide. Apparently he must have liked what he saw. Ferguson chose Alabama over Baylor, North Carolina, Kansas, and Louisville. Ferguson is a five star guard in the class of 2016. ESPN has ranked as the number 14 prospect in his class. He was ranked the number three shooting...

Nick Saban rips Monte Burke for ‘unauthorized’ biography

Alabama coach Nick Saban is not a fan of the recent biography that Monte Burke wrote about him. The book, entitled “Saban: The Making of a Coach” (buy it here), has produced several nuggets of information that Saban clearly has no interest in discussing. On Thursday, Saban told reporters he is done talking about the book and ripped the concept altogether. “I just want everybody...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrance Ferguson Visiting The Crimson Tide

Terrance Ferguson is visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide today. Ferguson is a 5-star guard from Dallas, Texas in the class of 2016 who plays his AAU ball with Mo Williams Academy. He is a sniper from long range. His shooting ability combined with his athleticism makes him a very intriguing prospect. He holds offers from a long list of schools that include Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor...
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