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ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Photo: Nick Saban Sent Both Of His Coordinators To See A Recruit For The First Time Ever

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has recruited, and signed, a lot of highly-rated prospects during his time in Tuscaloosa. Still, he had never sent both of his coordinators to visit a recruit at the same time, until today. Baker County (Fla.) Glen St. five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson received a visit from Tide OC Lane Kiffin and DC Kirby Smart. Here’s a photo of the trio at...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Shoots Straight About Defensive Staff Shakeup

Nick Saban, ever the straight shooter, commented on Alabama's hiring of Mel Tucker as DBs coach.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Altee Tenpenny Tweets Big Transfer News

Altee Tenpenny tweets big transfer news. The former star running back recruit will be leaving the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Underclassmen Catch-up: Amari Cooper and Declared Alabama Prospects

For the 2015 NFL Draft, Alabama has three junior prospects that will each forego their final season of eligibility. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back TJ Yeldon, and safety Landon Collins declared for the draft, and all three have a legitimate shot at becoming top 50 picks. While Amari Cooper and Landon Collins project as first round prospects, TJ Yeldon is more likely to be...
Via Optimum Scouting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia names Alabama official Lyons as new director of athletics

West Virginia has named Shane Lyons as director of intercollegiate athletics and associate vice president. Lyons is currently the deputy director of athletics at Alabama. University president Gordon Gee made the announcement on Monday. Oliver Luck recently left the role to take a newly created position in the NCAA. "We are delighted to welcome Shane Lyons back to his home state of...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sugar Bowl: Alabama falls after failing to establish traditional strengths

For the Alabama football program, gritty defense and making plays when they mattered the most on that side of the ball have been staples in the Nick Saban era over the past decade or so. Success in these and other realms of competition have allowed the Tide to earn BCS national championships in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons. However, failures in many of these areas are exactly...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

In an era where top-shelf wide receivers are valued way more highly than star running backs, Alabama’s Amari Cooper seems like the perfect NFL prospect. Apparently what you see isn’t always what you get. According to a report from NFL.com, NFL scouts are not exactly in love with Cooper. In fact, many of them believe...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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