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ALABAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nick Saban is helping a former Cavalier land an NFL career

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has his own players to hype for the NFL draft, but quarterback Phillip Sims is a rare exception.Sims once played for Saban at Alabama, before transferring to Virginia and, later, Winston-Salem State. Despite his departure, Sims has kept in tough with the Crimson Tide coach, according to John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal.Now, as Sims eyes an NFL...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tide strives to roll again

By Tony Barnhart Tuscaloosa, AL–It was Alabama’s first team meeting before spring practice of 2015. Coach Nick Saban wanted a basic answer to a basic question. To make it interesting, he used a basketball analogy. “Coach said that our program…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Cameron Robinson “Can’t Believe” People Are Debating Whether Amari Cooper Is The Top Wideout In The Draft

The first round of the NFL Draft is just a few days away, and while most of the focus has been on quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, the more interesting debate might concern which wide receiver should be taken first on Thursday. It seems to be down to either Alabama’s Amari Cooper or West Virginia’s Kevin White – and both could wind up hearing their names called...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Says Alabama Football Has ‘Lost Its Mojo’

Nick Saban channelled his inner-Austin Powers in a speech to a booster group for the Crimson Tide.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Dolphins, & Raiders

Draft Alabama WR Amari Cooper has had pre-draft visits with the Buccaneers, Titans, Jaguars, Redskins, Jets, Bears, Falcons, Giants, Rams, and Browns. (Aaron Wilson) Browns Free agent RB Jourdan Brooks has been invited to the Browns’ minicamp to tryout for a roster spot. (Aaron Wilson) Dolphins According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, it appears as though DE/OLB...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Transfer Nick King commits to Alabama

Avery Johnson and Alabama have to compete for talent with the likes of Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida and LSU in the SEC. It’s not going to be easy for the former Nets and Mavericks head coach but on Saturday afternoon, the Crimson Tide picked up a big time talent from Memphis, Nick King. Memphis transfer Nick King tells ESPN that he has committed to Alabama. Significant pickup...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braxtom Miller-to-Alabama reportedly ‘isn’t happening’

The shenanigans surrounding Braxton Miller and a possible transfer to Alabama took a new turn on Thursday. After a couple days where stories detailing multiple visits to Alabama’s campus ran amuck, via Bleacher Report that a transfer to a new school “isn’t happening.” But don’t expect the rumor mill to stop turning just yet. We have a feeling we haven’t heard the last...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braxton Miller To Alabama “Isn’t Happening”

The latest Braxton Miller-to-Alabama news comes from Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee.  According to the site’s Lead SEC CFB writer, the Ohio State quarterback will not be transferring to the Crimson Tide’s program.  It was reported on Tuesday by ESPN’s Paul Finebaum that Miller to Alabama was a possibility. On Wednesday, an Atlanta-based journalist reported the dual-threat...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: 4-Star OG Chris Owens Commits to Tide

Did you really think Alabama was going to stay out of the top recruiting classes for the 2016 Class? The Tide took a huge step and are beginning to gain momentum towards what is going to be a busy summer in the recruiting world. Chris Owens out of Arlington, Texas (Lamar HS) Joined the 2016 Alabama class when he committed via Twitter Wednesday morning: I am proud to announce that...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban calls satellite camps ‘ridiculous’

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban isn’t happy. And when Nick Saban isn’t happy, everyone would be wise to listen. Saban was speaking with the media before the Crimson Caravan stop in Huntsville when he addressed the growing trend of satellite camps. Because of a loophole in a NCAA rule, Big Ten schools are allowed to serve as instructors at camps all around the nation...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star OL Chris Owens Commits To Alabama

Alabama added a four-star recruit to its 2016 class minutes ago when Arlington (Tex.) Lamar offensive guard Chris Owens announced his commitment on Twitter.  I am proud to announce that I have committed to the University of Alabama #RollTide pic.twitter.com/U0GsXVohxF — SwiftCat (@ChrisOwens00) April 22, 2015 The 6-foot-3, 312-pound Owens chose the Crimson Tide from nearly...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Brushes Off Braxton Miller Transfer Rumors

Nick Saban addressed the Braxton Miller transfer rumors regarding Alabama that have been circulating.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Comments on the Braxton Miller Rumors

There has been a lot of speculation since the Buckeyes hoisted the first ever College Football Playoff championship trophy that quarterback Braxton Miller would consider transferring to another school to get away from the logjam at quarterback in Columbus. On Tuesday afternoon, those rumors ramped up a bit. Paul Finebaum of ESPN stated he talked to a source that believes there is...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban Drives Fast And Furiously In New Birmingham Mercedes Benz Commercial

Last year, Nick Saban became part-owner of a Hoover Mercedes-Benz dealership. It didn’t take long for the Alabama head coach to make his star turn in a commercial for the luxury company. In a new Mercedes commercial airing in the Birmingham market, Saban whips around the inside of a tunnel in a brand new Mercedes, drives upside down, and comes so close to bringing up “the process...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban stars in new commercial for Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham

I think everyone knows that Alabama head coach Nick Saban can do whatever he wants in that state. So when it comes to marketing a new car, who else is better than Saban to get the job down. Well that’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham did by putting Saban in their new commercial. Saban is dressed as a Formula One racer as he speeds through a tunnel before reviling himself...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Local Nick Saban Car Commercial Is Fast And Furious

This Nick Saban car commercial for a local Mercedes Benz dealership in Birmingham, Alabama is too fast, too furious.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star Former Alabama Commit Demetris Robertson Has Reopened His Recruitment

Five-star athlete Demetris Robertson committed to Alabama back on July 15, 2014, but the Savannah native is taking a step back and reopening his recruitment ahead of his senior season. Robertson, who is the No. 6 player in the country according to Rivals, announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday night.  After careful consideration w/ my family, I’ve decided to officially...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama; Kentucky had shown interest

2015 three-star point guard Dazon Ingram has committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-5 Ingram, Alabama’s Mr. Basketball and the Class 7A Player of the Year, announced his decision Friday after originally committing to Alabama last year. He pledged to Anthony Grant and Alabama in the fall, but, did not sign his letter-of-intent, allowing him to […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

The last two seasons haven't ended the way Nick Saban would like. Two poor showings in the Superdome in New Orleans have left a bad taste in the...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This Alabama Sheriff’s License Plate Cover Rolls For The Tide

Only in Alabama does a sheriff rock a Crimson Tide license plate cover. Talk about rolling for the Tide.
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnathan Taylor, Alabama, and the Danger of the “Hot Take”

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Former Georgia and then Alabama football player Johnathan Taylor, all 6’4″ of him, recently appeared in court regarding charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. That, in and of itself is where a horrific story should end. But it doesn’t. Taylor was arrested just over a week ago when his girlfriend alleged that he assaulted her...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Johnson leaves ESPN for Alabama head coaching gig

In one of the more curious moves in college basketball’s annual coaching shuffle, Alabama has hired ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson for its head coaching position. The news was initially reported by the network’s Jeff Goodman. Johnson had appeared regularly on the network’s programming, including NBA Coast 2 Coast, NBA Tonight and SportsCenter. What makes this one a head-scratcher...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Liner Announces His Transfer Destination

Dee Liner, a former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, will transfer to Arkansas State.
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban: Stuck Between Rock and Hard Place

Nick Saban is stuck between a rock and a hard place in the Jonathan Taylor situation, and both sides don't look attractive to the Alabama head coach. It emerged on Monday that Taylor's girlfriend had recanted her story about being domestically abused, and she was arrested. Prosecutors are still convinced that something went on, and questions about that night vary. There's also been...
Via SEC Football Blog
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama prepared to throw big money at Gregg Marshall

Alabama has not been a consistent factor in college basketball for about 10 years, and they would like to change that. They are looking for a new coach and think Gregg Marshall is the guy who can turn around the program. The Crimson Tide, which fired Anthony Grant after six seasons on the job, have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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