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Packers Sign Popular Alabama QB Blake Sims

View image | gettyimages.com Blake Sims had a successful season last year with the Alabama Crimson Tide and was a name that was all over media reports because of it.  Much like any Alabama QB, he was under intense scrutiny, but also was glorified because of his success.  In past years, Alabama QB’s have had trouble in the pros (Greg McElroy, John Parker Wilson, Brodie Croyle...
Via TopSportsReport
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blake Sims Pens Heartfelt Letter To Alabama, Coaches And Fans

Blake Sims penned a touching thank you letter to the Alabama Crimson Tide, coaches and fans.
Via Gamedayr
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Saturday news and notes.

Welcome to the Fallout - Saturday edition. Not a lot going on as the focus of the college football world continues to be on the 2015 NFL Draft. Here are a few news nuggets anyhow.Charges against Alabama DB dropped. Tuscaloosa County police have dismissed domestic violence charges against Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones. Jones had been accused of threatening a woman, and "damaging...

Photo: Transferring Alabama DL Dee Liner Posts Heartfelt Message To Former Crimson Tide Teammates

Dee Liner’s time as an Alabama student-athlete has come to an end. The former four-star recruit, who is transferring from the Crimson Tide program to Arkansas State, took his last exam on the Tuscaloosa, Ala., campus this morning.  In the wake of his career at Alabama finishing up, Liner, a four-star recruit in the 2013 class, posted a heartfelt message to his former Crimson Tide...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most NFL Ready Player in the 2015 NFL Draft Is:

Amari Cooper, wide receiver, Alabama. Cooper is the complete package and has all the tools needed to be successful at the next level. He is quick and balanced. His release is good and the burst needed to get away from defenders is there. He runs fluid and disciplined routes and gets open when his quarterback is in trouble. He is also an excellent blocker at the line of scrimmage...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Gives Statement on Cyrus Jones’ Arrest

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban released a statement today on the arrest of star defensive back Cyrus Jones. The junior was charged early Wednesday morning with two accounts of third-degree domestic violence in the form of harassment and criminal mischief according to a Bleacher Report article. Saban’s statement, just hours after the arrest, seemed fairly status quo...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornerback Cyrus Jones becomes fourth Alabama player to be arrested since March.

Cyrus Jones' mugshot. Via al.com. Yet another Alabama football player is in trouble with the police. Cornerback Cyrus Jones is the fourth Crimson Tide player since March 28 to face criminal charges, and the second to face charges of domestic violence.According to the Tuscaloosa County Police, Jones is alleged to have damaged the cell phone of a 22-year old female, and then threatening...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban Releases Statement Following The Arrest Of Alabama DB Cyrus Jones

Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested early this morning. The Crimson Tide junior defensive back was arrested on a domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief charge and a domestic violence third-degree harassment charge.  Jones, a 5-foot-10, 194-pound defensive back, was one of Alabama’s best defensive players in 2014. He had three interceptions and nine passes defended...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State signee mocks Alabama coach’s jacket

When you are being recruited by the Alabama Crimson Tide, most people are honored. Well, one of those people doesn’t seem to be  St. Edward’s High School wide receiver Alex Stump. While Alabama is not recruiting Stump, they are after one of his high school teammates. Recently, Alabama assistant Mel Tucker visited the school to see cornerback Tony Butler and Stump thought Tucker’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Alabama Fan’s ‘Creation Of Nick Saban’ Cake Is Godly

This Alabama fan's "Creation of Nick Saban" cake is next level fandom.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama CB Cyrus Jones Arrested

The long offseason for Alabama football continues as cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence. From TideSports.com: Jones was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail early Wednesday morning on one count of domestic violence/harassment and one count of domestic violence/criminal mischief. Each count carries a $500 bond. As of 7:30 a.m. CT, […] The...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nike Releases Pre-Draft Commercial With Amari Cooper

Nike has inked Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, who could be the first wide receiver chosen in this year’s NFL Draft, to a sponsorship deal. The first round of the draft is not until Thursday, but Nike has already released a commercial featuring Cooper promoting the company’s Alpha Speed cleats.  If Cooper’s NFL production is similar to the kind he had at Alabama, he will...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Targeting Alabama WR Amari Cooper At No. 3 Overall?

An AFC personnel man – whose team is selecting outside of the top 10 picks – tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports that the Jaguars could surprise some people by taking Alabama WR Amari Cooper at No. 3 overall. “I think the third spot could shock people [again],” the personnel man said. “I think they like ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days 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
6 days 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
7 days 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
7 days 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
8 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
16 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
25 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
27 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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