ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alabama officially announces hire of Derrick Ansley as DBs coach

Alabama has officially announced the hiring of former graduate assistant Derrick Ansley as the Crimson Tide’s new defensive backs coach, according to an official statement from head coach Nick Saban. “We are very happy to have Derrick and his family back at Alabama,” Saban said in the statement. “Derrick did an outstanding job when he was with us as a graduate assistant,...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 Capsules

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama held off a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss. The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson's debut season despite missing its final three shots. Anthony Collins was fouled on a drive with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M upset by Alabama for 3rd straight loss

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama survived a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss. The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson's debut season despite missing its final three shots. Anthony Collins was fouled on a drive with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama holds off slumping No. 15 Texas A&M, 63-62

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama held off a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss. The Crimson Tide (14-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) beat its fourth ranked opponent of Avery Johnson's debut season despite missing its final three shots. Anthony Collins was fouled on a drive with 2...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Jeremiah says Alabama C Ryan Kelly has ‘all-pro’ talent

One big name in this year’s draft class is Alabama center Ryan Kelly, who was an anchor on the Crimson Tide’s offensive line in 2015 en route to a national championship. A big fan of Kelly is NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who took to Twitter to say that Kelly has “all-pro talent.” Alabama Center Ryan Kelly is one of the best interior OL prospects in the last...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Draft Prospect: Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson is the highest rated defensive tackle in this year’s...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Top MAC Receiver Considering Transfer To Alabama

In the world of college football, it is very clear that the difference between the Power Five conferences and the Group of Five conferences is a pretty wide gap (even after Houston embarrassed Florida State in this past season’s Peach Bowl). According to some reports, one of the top players from a G5 conference is looking to take his career to one SEC power that just brought home...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout Names Alabama Commit Najee Harris No. 1 Recruit In Class Of 2017

In the class of 2016, all four major recruiting websites named Michigan-bound defensive tackle Rashan Gary their No. 1 ranked recruit. Things are a bit more interesting in the class of 2017. 247Sports and ESPN have Dylan Moses atop their rankings, while Scout has named running back Najee Harris, an Alabama commit, its top player. Alabama commit Najee Harris is the new No. 1 https...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy says Newton ‘quit on his team’

Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy wears his Crimson Tide badge with pride, so much that he doesn’t hesitate to criticize former rivals, even if it is former Auburn star, Heisman Trophy winner and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton. McElroy, who currently hosts his own radio show on Sirus XM and also serves as an analyst for the SEC Network, called out Newton today over how the quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M-Alabama Preview

Texas A&M has an opportunity to get back into first place in the SEC if it can break out of its funk this week. The 15th-ranked Aggies will first have to avoid another road loss Wednesday night against Alabama, which is seeking another win over a Top 25 opponent. Texas A&M lost its lead in the SEC by dropping three of four and suffered its first home loss Saturday, 81...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 2017 recruit has Alabama as leader, wants to hear from Michigan

The Alabama Crimson Tide ended their recruiting process for the 2016 season with the top-ranked class in the country. It looks like they are already focusing on next year’s class and it looks like the could be getting a big-time recruit for the 2017 class. According to ESPN, top-ranked recruit in the class of 2017, running back and outside linebacker Dylan Moses, lists Alabama...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days 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
7 days 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Finalizes 2017 Football Schedule With FCS Opponent

When the 2017 college football season rolls around, the Alabama Crimson Tide hope to be defending yet another national championship. When it comes to the schedule for that season, there will be one less competitive game after the Crimson Tide went down to the FCS level to complete their slate of games: Alabama football will host FCS program Mercer in 2017 and 2021. Saban putting...
Via Gamedayr
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban 'dabbed' with LB recruit during visit

Nick Saban must really, really want a commitment from 2016 five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson.  The Alabama coach hosted the big-time recruit in Tuscaloosa, Ala. this weekend. Wilson appeared to enjoy his time, tweeting out a video of himself riding shotgun in Saban’s Mercedes.  The highlight of the visit, though, wasn’t revealed until Sunday afternoon. Wilson...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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