ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Crimson Tide Logo Hijacks Auburn Takeover on SEC Network

If you are a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, late Saturday night turned out to be a pretty good evening. ICYMI: Crimson Tide Land Top JUCO CB and In-State OT Fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide were thinking that they would have to wait until July 31 to see the Alabama takeover, but they ended […] Crimson Tide Logo Hijacks Auburn Takeover on SEC Network - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer...
Via Bama Hammer
11 hours ago

Crimson Tide Land Top JUCO CB and In-State OT

The rich continue to get richer as the Crimson Tide gained two commitments on Saturday for the class of 2017. ICYMI: 14 Year Old Alabama Golf Commit Going Strong There’s an old saying that says, “When you’re hot, you’re hot”. I don’t think there’s a team like the Alabama Crimson Tide that can claim the same […] Crimson Tide Land Top JUCO CB and In-State OT - Bama...
Via Bama Hammer
18 hours ago

Top 2017 Juco CB Jhavonte Dean, OL Hunter Brannon Commit to Alabama

Saban and company continue to round out another outstanding class. Nation's top JUCO cornerback Jhavonte Dean commits to Alabama | AL.com Jhavonte Dean, a four-star recruit from Blinn College in Texas, pledged his services to the Crimson Tide. He was in Tuscaloosa this weekend for a Champions Cookout recruiting event. Cullman OL Hunter Brannon commits to Alabama after dominant...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
18 hours ago

Alabama lands No. 1 JUCO cornerback for 2017

Four-star CB Jhavonte Dean has told Alabama coach Nick Saban he’s ready to join the Crimson Tide in 2017, according to 247Sports.com. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound brings some serious speed to the Alabama secondary, having been clocked with a 40-yard dash time of 4.3 seconds. Dean notched 18 tackles and 12 pass breakups in his freshman season at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. At Alabama...
Via Saturday Down South
19 hours ago

14 Year Old Alabama Golf Commit Going Strong

14 year old Michaela Morard, already committed to play on the Alabama golf team, won the state amateur stroke play title this week. ICYMI: VIDEO: Crimson Tide QB Jalen Hurts Squats 500 Pounds Yesterday, 14 year old Michaela Morard, who has already committed to the University of Alabama golf team, won the 26th Alabama Women’s […] 14 Year Old Alabama Golf Commit Going Strong -...
Via Bama Hammer
20 hours ago

Alabama Football: Hasn’t Colin “Herd” About Strength Of Schedule?

Alabama football was once again on the mind of the west coast when Colin Cowherd went on one of his uninformed rants, yet again. ICYMI: Alabama Basketball to Release Non-Conference Schedule July 27th You’ll have to forgive Colin Cowherd. Again. The once respectable ESPN radio host took the red-eye from Bristol, CT, and crash-landed into something […] Alabama Football: Hasn...
Via Bama Hammer
22 hours ago

Alabama Basketball to Release Non-Conference Schedule July 27th

With football season coming soon, that means Alabama basketball is approaching as well and Coach Johnson will hold an exciting event next week. ICYMI: Crimson Tide QB Jalen Hurts Squats 500 Pounds In a fan-friendly “Alabama Basketball Summer Tip-Off Event” the Crimson Tide will release the non-conference basketball schedule for the 2016-2017 season next Wednesday, […] Alabama...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Alabama AD Bill Battle completes cancer treatment

A few weeks ago, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle stepped away from Tuscaloosa after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He underwent stem cell transplants at Emory University in Atlanta and now it looks like he has finished up his treatment. The school announced on Thursday that he had finished his treatments and was released from the hospital on July 8. It seems like Battle...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What schools will the expanding Big 12 add?

First of all, you may have noticed the Mailbag has been going up on Thursdays, rather than Wednesdays recently. That wasn’t intentional, rather mostly due to travel and other conflicts. Next week’s will likely be later as well, but it will definitely return to its usual time slot in plenty of time for the season. Secondly, it’s been a while since I actually included my email...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Releases Behind-The-Scenes Look At Nick Saban’s Day At ESPN

Nick Saban was at ESPN on Tuesday.  Alabama’s head coach was at the World Wide Leader as part of their “Car Wash” style of programming for college football coaches.  The five-time national champion appeared on nearly every ESPN program, including SportsCenter, College Football Live and The Paul Finebaum Show.  The Crimson Tide have released a behind-the-scenes video...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama suspends Taylor indefinitely following DUI arrest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended guard Alphonse Taylor indefinitely from the team. Saban announced the decision Monday, a day after Taylor was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. He said in a statement, ''We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior.'' Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman Lt...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

Alabama has suspended offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor indefinitely following a weekend arrest for DUI, head coach Nick Saban announced in a statement on Monday afternoon. Taylor was arrested early Sunday morning. #Alabama HC Nick Saban releases statement on DUI arrest of sr. G Alphonse Taylor, who is "indefinitely suspended": pic.twitter.com/PDHF0hb6JP — Alex Byington (...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Alabama Commit VanDarius Cowan Makes It Clear He Isn’t Interested In Any Other Schools

Palm Beach Gardens (FL) defensive end/offensive linebacker VanDarius Cowan wants fans to know he’s not considering any other school. After giving Florida State a hard commit, Cowan switched his interest to the Crimson Tide, whom he game a hard commitment in April.  With recruits constantly posting their top schools of interest across social media, Cowan took the time to emphasize...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Monroe police department fires back at Nick Saban

After a nasty debate between Paul Finebaum and Nick Saban, the Monroe (La.) police department is less than pleased. On Wednesday, the Alabama coach made an appearance on the SEC Network to discuss the punishment of left tackle Cam Robinson. Both Robinson and teammate Hootie Jones were arrested in the Monroe (La.) earlier on in the offseason on marijuana and weapons charges. Ultimately...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama picked to win SEC by league's media

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Alabama is the pick to win another Southeastern Conference title. The Crimson Tide received 223 of 331 total votes by the league's media one year after winning the league and national titles. LSU received the second-most votes with 59 while Tennessee had 29. Alabama and Tennessee were the overwhelming favorites to win their respective divisions. In the West...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Officer who arrested players ‘hates LSU,’ despite Saban claim

At least one of the police officers who arrested Alabama All-Pro offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones back in May was not an LSU fan. As you may have seen, Alabama coach Nick Saban went off on ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Wednesday after Finebaum asked if Robinson and Jones are going to be suspended despite not being charged. Although the players were arrested...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star S Xavier McKinney Announces Decommitment From Alabama

Xavier McKinney had been committed to Alabama for nearly a year, choosing the Crimson Tide last September, but today he took to Twitter to announce that he is reopening his recruitment. The four-star safety out of Roswell, Ga. posted this note moments ago announcing his decision. … pic.twitter.com/iIleG8zoXk — Xavier Mckinney (@mckinney_xavier) July 14, 2016 McKinney has made...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban deserves esteem for defense of Alabama’s Cam Robinson at SEC Media Days

Alabama head coach Nick Saban entered SEC Media Days’ Wednesday session, unaware of the spat that was about to transpire between he and SEC Network host Paul Finebaum. On May 17, Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones were arrested in Monroe, Louisiana for possession of marijuana and weapons. Although two other people also appeared in...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban goes off on Paul Finebaum at SEC media day

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has never been a big fan of media days, in fact, he’s mocked the importance of them multiple times. So when he was called up for a debate with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum at SEC media day on Wednesday, we pretty much knew sparks would fly. Sure enough, they did. Finebaum knows exactly how to push Saban’s buttons, and when he pressed the issue about why...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban went at Paul Finebaum on and off the air, said cops were LSU fans

After no reporter asked Nick Saban about the status of Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones (arrested on drug and weapons charges in Louisiana in May, which district attorney Jerry Jones then dropped, saying that they’d been out working and sweating while others were in the air-conditioning) during his SEC Media Days press conference Wednesday and ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah’s off-TV comment...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nick Saban goes off, defends not suspending players

Nick Saban and ESPN’s Paul Finebaum got into a heated discussion during SEC Media Days on Wednesday that got even more animated when the two were off the air. It all started when Saban was asked about two of his players, offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones, being arrested back in May on drug and weapons charges. The charges ended up being dropped, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Is Reportedly Being “Uncooperative” In Maurice Smith’s Transfer Attempt

It was reported in late June that Alabama defensive back Maurice Smith was attempting to transfer out of the program.  Attempting is the key word there.  Smith, a senior defensive back, has yet to transfer to another school, and AL.com is reporting that the Crimson Tide are being “uncooperative” in his attempts.  From AL.com: Senior defensive back Maurice Smith wants to transfer...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Alabama Commit Shows Off Skills With Deep Kick

Alabama has a pretty good football team, but it seems like things are just getting better no matter the position. One of the Crimson Tide’s best recruits will be on special teams next year. Brandon Ruiz is the nation’s No. 2 kicker according to 247Sports and is committed to Alabama. Ruiz posted a video on Twitter showing off just how good of a kicker he is. The recruit shows...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama self-reports 19 secondary NCAA violations

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team has been dealing with some off-field issues this season after two players were arrested on felony firearm charges. Now, the entire athletic department has something to deal with after they self-reported 19 secondary NCAA violations during the 2015-16 calendar year. The violations were reported late Sunday night after information was posted on...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban tries to end ‘beef’ with Jim Harbaugh

It seemed all along that Nick Saban was an unwilling participant in his conflict with Jim Harbaugh, and now he’s doing his best to end the “beef.” Saban spoke from his charity golf tournament on Thursday and said he has no issues with the Michigan coach. “I have no beef about Jim Harbaugh,” Saban said. “Jim Harbaugh is fine with me. I didn’t say anything about him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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