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Alabama Football: Depth Chart Out, Bateman and Barnett to Play vs USC

It’s game week for Alabama football and some big news came out of Coach Nick Saban’s Monday press conference. ICYMI: Bama Hammer Staff College Football Playoff Prediction After the long dry spell of no college football, we have finally made it. We will have Alabama football on our televisions this coming weekend. Alabama football head coach […] Alabama Football: Depth Chart...
Via Bama Hammer
53 minutes ago

Alabama football: Cooper Bateman, Blake Barnett to play vs. USC

Nick Saban will be playing two quarterbacks for the Alabama Crimson Tide’s season-opener against USC this weekend. On Monday, the Alabama football coach announced both Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett will see action against the Trojans. Nick Saban says Cooper Bateman & Blake Barnett are the 2 QBs who will play vs. USC — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 29, 2016 ...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Are they ready? Final update for fall camp: Alabama

Alabama needed to begin tying up loose ends this week during the final week of practice. Head coach Nick Saban called Thursday’s practice “judgment day” because the depth chart is already being penciled in and shouldn’t change drastically at this point. Friday marked the beginning of preparations for USC. Here’s the latest as the Crimson Tide plays the Trojans this Saturday...
Via Saturday Down South
5 hours ago

Finebaum: ‘I think Nick Saban nearly retired after last season’

Nick Saban and Alabama are sitting on top of the college football world entering 2016, but did he almost retire after last season’s College Football Playoff championship win over Clemson? SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum thinks he nearly did. Finebaum hopped on Dan Wolken’s podcast and shared his thoughts on the subject. You can listen to the entire podcast in the link below...
Via Saturday Down South
5 hours ago

6 Days 'Til Alabama Football Kickoff: Blake Sims - Improbable, fun, and a champion.

The improbable Blake Sims led Alabama to one of its most improbable championships Entering the Spring of 2014, the Crimson Tide was smarting, or at least it was reeling as much any team coming off a 12-win season could do. Alabama had just seen its chance for a three-peat sail into the arms of Auburn's Chris Davis, into Iron Bowl lore, and into our place of nightmares. Having missed...
Via Roll 'Bama Roll
20 hours ago

WATCH: Tebow jumps into water at Nick Saban's lake house

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow might be trying to make it as a Major League Baseball player, but he recently took some time to visit Alabama and go to Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s house along with ESPN colleague Marty Smith. You can’t go to a beautiful lakeside mansion owned by the best coach in college football and not jump into the water, right? Of course...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Saban shows human side, jumps in lake with Tim Tebow

Nick Saban is known as a no-nonsense man. So when the Alabama head coach was visited by ESPN’s Marty Smith and, gasp, Tim Tebow in an interview dubbed “Nick Saban like you’ve never seen him before,” it certainly caught some attention. Saban was visited by the college football analysts at his home on Lake Burton in Georgia, when he was seen smiling, joking around and even taking...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Late Summer Crimson Tide Basketball Recruiting Update

Which targets have the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball staff honed in on as the summer comes to a close? We have got the rundown for you. ICYMI: Alabama Basketball on the Rise with Recent Grad Transfers This is the time of year that the recruiting efforts of college basketball staffs across the country start to pay […] Late Summer Crimson Tide Basketball Recruiting Update - Bama...
Via Bama Hammer
2 days ago

Alabama Basketball on the Rise with Recent Grad Transfers

With the recent grad transfers the Crimson Tide basketball team has acquired, it’s easy to see the program on the rise. ICYMI: 5 Reasons the Crimson Tide Wins It All This Year For all their excitement, college sports miss out on one key component of professional sports: trades. The high-stakes trading that goes on at each […] Alabama Basketball on the Rise with Recent Grad Transfers...
Via Bama Hammer
2 days ago

Five Reasons the Crimson Tide Won’t Win It All This Year

What are five reasons that could prevent the Crimson Tide from repeating as national champs? Here you go. Guys, there’s no way Alabama can repeat as National Champions. Someone recently said they were “excitedly petrified” about the upcoming Alabama football season and I think that captures the thoughts of many of us that call the Tide our […] Five Reasons the Crimson Tide...
Via Bama Hammer
3 days ago

5 Reasons the Crimson Tide Wins It All This Year

What are five reasons the Alabama Crimson Tide that will have the Tide standing on the podium accepting the trophy to end the season? Here you go. Guys, Alabama is totally going to repeat as National Champions! Someone recently said they were “excitedly petrified” about the upcoming Alabama football season and I think that captures the thoughts […] 5 Reasons the Crimson Tide...
Via Bama Hammer
3 days ago

Clemson No. 2 behind Alabama in preseason AP Top

In a way, the 2016 season will pick up where 2015 left off: Alabama is No. 1 and Clemson is 2. The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the fifth time overall and third time under coach Nick Saban.
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

'Bama way: Process over results keeps Crimson Tide on top

A few plays are often the difference between a truly successful season at Alabama and one that leaves the Crimson Tide feeling unfulfilled. The finest line separates a championship team and one that comes up just short. By thinking beyond the slimmest margins that separate winning and losing, Alabama coach Nick Saban has built one of the greatest dynasties in college football history...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU comes in at 4, Florida at 25 in preseason AP poll

In a way, the 2016 season will pick up where 2015 left off: Alabama is No. 1 and Clemson is 2.The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the fifth time overall and third time under coach Nick Saban.The Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points in the poll released Sunday. No. 2 Clemson...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25; 7 teams got first-place votes

In a way, the 2016 season will pick up where 2015 left off: Alabama is No. 1 and Clemson is 2.The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the fifth time overall and third time under coach Nick Saban.The Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points in the poll released Sunday. No. 2 Clemson...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama keeps rolling: Tide is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

In a way, the 2016 season will pick up where 2015 left off: Alabama is No. 1 and Clemson is 2. The defending national champion Crimson Tide is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the fifth time overall and third time under coach Nick Saban. The Tide received 33 of 61 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,469 points in the poll released Sunday. No....
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama fans fire back at USC t-shirt taunt with O.J. Simpson tee

News surfaced earlier this week that the USC Bookstore was selling shirts that mocked the Alabama Crimson Tide ahead of the Trojans’ Sept. 3 showdown with the defending national champions. Not surprisingly, Alabama backers weren’t going to take such a slight in stride without a response. The shirt selling at the USC Bookstore bears the message, “Roll Tears Roll,” which...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

USC trolls Alabama with 'Roll Tears Roll' shirts

USC has decided to troll Alabama ahead of its season-opening game against the No. 1 team in the country. It’s a bold move. The Trojans are selling “Roll Tears Roll” shirts in their bookstore in anticipation of the non-conference tilt against the Crimson Tide. Here’s the shirt: The USC Bookstore decided it was a good idea to troll Alabama. https://t.co/NqabqBrgTJ pic...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Releases SEC Football Power Rankings

ESPN has released its preseason power rankings. Which team does ESPN have at the top of the SEC heading into the fall? The reigning national champions, of course. Alabama, which holds the No. 1 spot in the Coaches’ Poll, is No. 1 in ESPN’s preseason power rankings for the conference, too. From ESPN: Look who’s back on top. Yes, the Crimson Tide had seven players picked in...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Sheffield, Former 5-Star Cornerback, Reportedly Transferring From Alabama

Kendall Sheffield, a former five-star cornerback, is reportedly transferring from Alabama’s football program. Kendall Sheffield, a top recruit in the 2015 class, has decided to leave the Crimson Tide’s program, according to a report by Touchdown Alabama. The 6-foot, 185-pound prospect had missed a couple of Alabama’s recent practices and many had started to wonder if he was...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Here’s an Alabama jersey cake, because ‘Roll Tide’

Football season is just around the corner and fans are beginning to ramp up their excitement. For one fan, that means whipping up a delicious treat that pays homage to your favorite team. Sabrina Givens, a pastry chef graduate of the French Culinary Institute, created a red velvet/Italian meringue buttercream cake that perfectly resembles a jersey for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pastry Chef Bakes Ridiculous Alabama Jersey Cake

Most Alabama football fans are content to just buy a jersey for their favorite team and wear it to Crimson Tide home games. But what you’ll see below takes that notion a step further. A pastry chef named Sabrina Givens, who says she’s a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, baked an amazing Alabama jersey cake this week. Needless to say, it’s spot-on. It features the SEC...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama repeats, Watson win Heisman in ESPN college football predictions

The 2016 college football season is just around the corner and it should be a fun year for all fans. Media outlets everywhere will be making predictions all throughout the season and it looks like ESPN is certainly included in that. Monday morning, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach released some of his bold predictions for the upcoming season. The first prediction probably won’t surprise...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Car Dealership Spoofs Nick Saban In Hilariously Bad Ad

A Cooper Chevrolet Buick dealership in Anniston, Ala. has a new strategy for selling cars: acting like coach Nick Saban. Literally. In their latest advertising ploy, the car dealership playfully mocks Saban’s infamous press conference ramblings. The actor mimics the coach’s mannerisms, sayings and attire. Is it believable? Absolutely not. Is it entertaining? Definitely. Watch...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alabama releases highlights from fall practice

The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the 2016 college football season as the defending national champions. We got an up close and personal look at the program’s preparation for the upcoming season thanks to the first video highlights from the team’s fall practice which kicked off this week. How do champion’s prepare? Here is a look: A few highlights from practice day 1. #RollTidehttps...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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