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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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Alabama’s 2016 Recruiting Class: National Signing Day Recap

Once again, Alabama dominated National Signing Day. The Crimson Tide reeled in a number of blue chip players on Wednesday, leading to a massive jump in the rankings. Three separate recruiting websites named Alabama it’s recruiting national champion, making it the sixth year in a row that the Crimson Tide has secured that honor. Three five-stars and an astounding 14 four-star players...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Heisman Winner Derrick Henry Meets With President Obama At National Event

In the coming weeks, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team will head to the White House and meet with President Obama, a tradition for most teams after they win their sport’s championship. It will be the fourth time in the last seven years that head coach Nick Saban will lead his team to such an honor. One member of that team couldn’t wait for the honor and got an early start...
Via Gamedayr
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 ILB Ben Davis signs with Alabama, rocks Houndstooth hat

Five-star linebacker Ben Davis was one of the most sought-after players in the country and his decision was one of the most anticipated in the country. He became the latest top ten recruit to make his decision on National Signing Day when he signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide, following his father’s footsteps. Ben Davis #24 in #ESPN300 (#1 ILB) commits to Alabama. Alabama Class...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Lands Commitment From 2016 4-Star CB Shyheim Carter

Shyheim Carter, a four-star cornerback in the 2016 class, has committed to Alabama.  The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect out of Louisiana is ranked the No. 9 CB in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.  He announced his commitment at a ceremony at his high school this morning.  Shyheim Carter, No. 40 overall player, picking #Bama another indication Tide making major push...
Via College Spun
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama favored to repeat as national champions

There is still plenty of time until the beginning of next college football season and the landscape could change following National Signing Day, but that hasn’t stopped the fine folks in Las Vegas from releasing their latest odds for the 2016 national championship. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook issued their latest title odds for next season and it should come as no surprise that...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 19 Tennessee women roll to 70-42 victory over Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jaime Nared scored 17 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds as No. 19 Tennessee trounced Alabama 70-42 on Sunday for its 42nd consecutive victory over the Crimson Tide. Te'a Cooper also had 17 points and Mercedes Russell added 12 points and 13 rebounds as Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) avoided its first three-game losing streak since February 1986...
Via Associated Press
6 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
9 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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