Alabama making sure middle of the defense is fortified for LSU’s rushing game

Alabama’s defense has evolved through the years, and while that has been extremely beneficial against fast-paced offenses like Ole Miss and Texas A&M, does it hurt Alabama against old-school offensive teams like LSU? Alabama may no longer possess a Terrence Cody behemoth, but the team has plenty of heft in Dalvin Tomlinson, Da’Ron Payne and Raekwon Davis. “That’s one...
Via Saturday Down South
3 hours ago

Report: Alabama schedules non-conference game for 2018

Alabama has added another Louisiana team to its 2018 schedule, according to a report from The Crimson Tide will take on Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 29, 2018, in a non-conference matchup. The Ragin’ Cajuns will reportedly make $1.25 million on the game, which will be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Alabama is 8-0 all-time against Louisiana-Lafayette, with...
Via Saturday Down South
5 hours ago

Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor still not cleared to play due to concussion

Alphonse Taylor has still not been cleared to play due to lingering symptoms from a concussion he sustained against Arkansas on Oct. 8, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference. The senior right guard was dressed out for practice Tuesday but was held out of non-contact drills. “These are things you kind of got to go through day-by-day and we...
Via Saturday Down South
6 hours ago

Why Alabama QB Jalen Hurts Does Not Fit The Mold?

It’s absolutely stupendous what Alabama’s offense has accomplished thus far. Jalen Hurts has a very big role in that, but why does the true freshman quarterback tend to defy what a true freshman quarterback should be? When you hear the term “true freshman quarterback”, a few terms come immediately to mind. Unproven. Raw. Inexperienced. These […] Why Alabama QB Jalen Hurts...
Via Bama Hammer
8 hours ago

Saban Almost In A Class Of His Own

Like him or not, Nick Saban is one of the greatest college football coaches ever. With this dominant Alabama team seemingly en route to another national championship, Saban might enter a class of his own, even higher than former Bama coach Bear Bryant.
Via Sports On Earth
18 hours ago

Nick Saban talks about bye-week efforts, LSU, more

Alabama football coach Nick Saban discusses his team's efforts to fix small problems over the bye week and touches on LSU, the Tide's next opponent.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Saban: Eddie Jackson has successful surgery to repair leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery to repair a fractured left leg. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the operation ''went really, really well.'' Saban says Jackson shouldn't have any problems in the future and had overcome a similar but unrelated injury early in his career with No. 1 Alabama. The senior was injured on a punt return early...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban hopes Jonathan Allen gets Heisman consideration

Defensive lineman typically do not receive much consideration for the Heisman Trophy, but Nick Saban hopes that will change with one of his star players, Jonathan Allen. Allen received numerous defensive player of the week awards for his performance in Alabama’s victory over Texas A&M last weekend. The senior had six tackles, an incredible, must-see sack (video here) and he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Jonathan Allen named defensive player of the week

Jonathan Allen was a dominant force on the defensive side of the ball for the No. 1 Alabama defense last weekend and he has picked up a national honor for his efforts. On Tuesday, the Football Writers Association of America announced Allen has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 8 performance during the Crimson Tide’s 33-14...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

Alabama Football: What I Learned Watching Alabama Play Texas A&M

The 2016 Alabama football team advanced to 8-0 after handling the Aggies of Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa, but what did we learn watching the play unfold on Saturday? With each passing week we’ll learn more about the 2016 Crimson Tide squad.  We’ll spot trends as they emerge and puzzle at both the positive and negative outliers throughout […] Alabama Football: What I Learned...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Alabama Basketball Season Preview: Head Coach Avery Johnson

Alabama basketball head coach Avery Johnson begins his second season with the Crimson Tide this year. How will his sophomore year play out? Most Alabama basketball fans were introduced to head coach Avery Johnson when he made his debut with the team last year. When the team overachieved and won 18 games, he solidified his […] Alabama Basketball Season Preview: Head Coach Avery...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Alabama Fans Can Buy Face Value Tickets for the Sugar Bowl Right Now on ShooWin

Not a joke: You can now buy face value tickets for the Sugar Bowl, now and for the rest of the season. It goes without saying that we are all rooting very hard for Alabama to make the Sugar Bowl. Alabama is the best school, after all, and they deserve it. But, as the old saying goes: […] Alabama Fans Can Buy Face Value Tickets for the Sugar Bowl Right Now on ShooWin - Bama Hammer...
Via Bama Hammer
1 day ago

Alabama fan and reverend threatens to brutalize reporter over innocuous story

Alabama Crimson Tide football reporter Michael Casagrande, who works for, shared some outrageous reader feedback he received from a person claiming to be a reverend who wants to have a "vigorous physical conversation with you and your mouth."The story which drew the ire of the reverend, puzzlingly, was not critical of the Crimson Tide at all and was simply a comparison of...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Alabama's Avery Johnson aims for strong encore season

Alabama players and fans both made some noise in Avery Johnson's first season as coach. The Crimson Tide knocked off four Top 25 teams, dramatically surpassed expectations and set Coleman Coliseum attendance records. Now, Johnson's challenge is to try to improve on that promising start with a blend of newcomers and transfers and only one returning player who averaged double figures...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Jonathan Allen Named SEC Defensive Player of Week

Allen accounted for his second defensive touchdown of the season with a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the third quarter of a 33-14 Alabama football victory. Alabama football defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was honored by the Southeastern Conference on Monday as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against No. 6 […] Alabama Football: Jonathan...
Via Bama Hammer
2 days ago

Alabama sails into open date but must replace safety Jackson

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Nick Saban wants his Alabama players to take a little break after a rugged stretch of games, so long as they don't get too comfortable. The top-ranked Crimson Tide polished off a third straight ranked opponent Saturday with a 33-14 victory over No. 9 Texas A&M in the defending national champions' second Top 10 matchup in a row. The Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen's TD helps No. 1 Alabama overpower No. 6 Aggies, 33-14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jonathan Allen returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to help No. 1 Alabama beat sixth-ranked Texas A&M 33-14 Saturday. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerhouse league's last unbeaten team, getting yet another in a long string of defensive scores. Allen, a lineman, scooped up the ball...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alabama's Jalen Hurts breaking ankles on 37-yard TD run

So, you thought Texas A&M had a chance in this game, did you? Already up 26-14 in the fourth quarter, Jalen Hurts put a hurt on his opponent and put the game out of reach with a ridiculous, ankle-breaking 37-yard scamper. Here is the impressive freshman quarterback in action. JALEN HURTS — mike taddow (@taddmike) October 22, 2016 After Texas...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Allen with insane sack against Texas A&M

Jonathan Allen delivered one insane play on Saturday against Texas A&M. Early in the game, the Alabama senior used some crazy moves to record a sack on Aggies QB Trevor Knight. Watch him use a swim move and then a Superman-style dive to get the sack: If the Crimson Tide gave away helmet stickers, Allen would probably get about a half dome full for that effort. He’s now...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wilson hits Noil so hard he appears to have lost a tooth

The nation was witness to a moment of destruction today at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama Crimson Tide freshman linebacker Mack Wilson was the perpetrator of the crime, absolutely destroying Texas A&M wide receiver Speedy Noil on a return. Just watch the impact on this play. Oh my LORD — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban chewed out Bo Scarbrough for TD celebration

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough was so excited after he broke an 85-yard touchdown run last weekend that he couldn’t help taunting a Tennessee fan. We’re guessing that won’t happen again. On Wednesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban revealed that he reamed Scarbrough a new one after the sophomore put his hand in a fan’s face. “I did talk to him. I talked to the whole team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban slights Tennessee following blowout win

Nick Saban, after watching his No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide annihilate No. 9 Tennessee Saturday, threw some serious shade the Vols’ way. Saban: "When we play really good teams the runs aren't going to be so easy." — Justin King (@JustinKing) October 15, 2016 Alabama’s offense absolutely rolled over Tennessee’s defense, to be sure. The Crimson Tide tallied 594 yards...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough runs for 85-yard TD, hilariously taunts Vols fan

It has been a fun, magical-feeling season for the Tennessee Volunteers football program. Well, until today, anyway. The Alabama Crimson Tide have a way of ruining all those good feelings the opposition and the opposition’s fans have, and today was most certainly no different. And a play in the fourth quarter pretty much summed it all up. With Alabama already on their way to a...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Barnett intercepts Jalen Hurts on tipped pass

Tennessee has been on the ropes against mighty Alabama all game long, but two huge plays by defensive end Derek Barnett have kept the Vols in it. After forcing a fumble on a sack in the first quarter (which led to the only touchdown of the game for the Vols), Barnett came up huge interception late in the second quarter on a tipped pass. Here is a look at the pick, which set up...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Plane with anti-Lane Kiffin message flies ahead of Tennessee-Alabama

Lane Kiffin has not been forgotten in Knoxville. A plane was spotted over Neyland Stadium before Tennessee’s game against Alabama, where, of course, the former Vols head coach is now offensive coordinator. Kiffin is not a well-liked figure in Knoxville, and if you’re looking for some evidence of that, here you have it. Meanwhile, a plane circling Neyland Stadium has this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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