Alabama Rumors & News

  • Nick Saban Issues Update On Kenyan Drake, Won’t Rule Him Out For Iron Bowl

    College Spun "Alabama running back Kenyan Drake suffered a broken arm against Mississippi State back on November 14, but he seems to be recovering rather quickly from the injury. Drake rejoined practice on a limited basis this week, and Saban went as far as to not rule him out for the Iron Bowl. " November 26

  • Kirby Smart is favorite to become South Carolina coach, per report

    Alabama "Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is the front runner for the vacant South Carolina job, according to a report.'s Bruce Feldman reported Wednesday that Smart had emerged as the frontrunner to replace Steve Spurrier in Columbia. South Carolina had previously targeted Tom..." November 25

  • Oklahoma, Iowa join mainstays Clemson and Alabama in CFP top four

    ESPN "The steady and successful play of Oklahoma and Iowa was rewarded Tuesday, as both teams moved into the top four in this week's College Football Playoff rankings. The Sooners (9-1) and Hawkeyes (10-0) fall in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, behind top-ranked Clemson and No. 2 Alabama. The two..." November 25

  • Kenyan Drake Practicing 9 Days After Fracturing Bone in His Arm

    The Big Lead "Kenyan Drake suffered a broken bone in his arm on November 14th against Mississippi State. Nick Saban told the media that Drake would have surgery and they would know more in a “couple few weeks.” " November 24

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney on Alabama job: 'You don't ever say never'

    Alabama "Dabo Swinney is currently head coach of the country's top-ranked college football team, but didn't close the door on one day returning to his alma mater. In a lengthy profile by CBS Sports' Jon Solomon posted Thursday, the Clemson head coach said that while he's focused on winning a..." November 20

  • Report: Texas will 'break the bank' for Nick Saban

    The Score "If one really believed that an entire year would pass without a rumor connecting Texas to Nick Saban, one has been sorely mistaken. According to CBS Sports college football analyst Brian Jones, Texas is prepared to take another shot at luring coach Nick Saban from Alabama if the Longhorns and..." November 19

  • Nick Saban rant alert: 'They ran through our a** like s*** through a tin horn'

    Coaching Search "Alabama is a heavy favorite against a lower-level team, and that means it’s time for a Nick Saban rant about not overlooking an opponent. In September, Saban went off when asked about an upcoming game against Middle Tennessee as an opportunity to play young guys. He wasn’t even asked that..." November 19

  • CFP: First five unchanged, but Sooners and Cowboys move up rankings

    ESPN "Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma moved up in this week's iteration of the College Football Playoff rankings, but the Big 12 rivals remain outside of the top five. The top teams in the CFP rankings remain unchanged with Clemson leading the way followed by Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and..." November 18

  • Alabama RB Derrick Henry is the new No. 1 in CBS Sports' Heisman Watch

    CBS Sports "As Alabama running back Derrick Henry continues to pile up the 100-yard games (currently 15 in a row, the longest streak in the nation), the chorus for Henry as the next Heisman Trophy winner grows louder and louder. Henry has overtaken Leonard Fournette for the top spot in our Heisman Watch (a..." November 17

  • Kenyan Drake out 'couple few weeks' with broken arm, 2 other starters hurt

    Alabama "After Alabama's win at Mississippi State, Nick Saban updated Kenyan Drake's injury. He said it was a broken arm that should keep him out "a couple three weeks probably." Saban said he would be having surgery on the arm Sunday. The injury was similar to the one Alabama linebacker Alex..." November 15

  • Why Adam Griffith is proof of Nick Saban's mastery of psychology

    Alabama "Nick Saban isn't a licensed sports psychologist and he's the first to tell you that. The Alabama head coach insists he knows more about Xs and Os and diagnosing zone blocking than anything to do with the mind, and that might be true. Yet Saban might be more in tune with the psyche and the ways..." November 13

  • Why Mississippi State players say there's a different feel about Alabama rematch

    Alabama "The LSU hangover is real. Almost traditionally, Alabama looks sluggish the week after duking it out with it rival from Baton Rouge. A year ago, it needed overtime and a frantic final drive to survive its trip to Tiger Stadium. Like usual, Mississippi State came next. Only this time was..." November 13

  • 5-star OL Greg Little reportedly postpones commitment

    Alabama "Greg Little was set to commit on his Nov. 4 birthday. Then he was going to commit Friday. But now the nation's No. 2 overall prospect has delayed his decision, per Bleacher Report's Damon Sayles, in order to focus on Allen High School's quest for a fourth straight state championship. The..." November 13

  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Tide up to No. 2, Irish join the party

    CBS Sports "The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night, and there was a bit of a shakeup at the top, which was to be expected after Alabama's win over previous No. 2 LSU. Clemson remained in the top spot following a win over Florida State. It will be interesting..." November 11

  • Report: Miami interested in bringing Mario Cristobal home

    Football Scoop "Sources tell FootballScoop that Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is “at the top of the list” for Miami and that discussions have taken place between representatives on each side. Our source was unable to say whether Cristobal is alone at the top of the list or not but it is clear..." November 10

  • Alabama 'appalled' at fan's offensive Hurricane Katrina banner

    CBS Sports "The University of Alabama issued a brief statement on Twitter late Friday condemning a fan-made banner making light of the Hurricane Katrina disaster ahead of Alabama's Saturday showdown with LSU. After first surfacing (we believe) on the @OldRowOfficial Twitter account Friday afternoon, the..." November 07

  • Nick Saban nets $100,000 bonus for Tide graduation rates

    College Football Talk "The richest coach in college football became even richer today. The NCAA released its annual Graduation Success Rate figures Wednesday, netting Alabama head coach Nick Saban a $100,000 bonus, according to USA Today. USA Today also lists Saban as college football’s highest-paid coach with a base..." November 05

  • Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top four in CFP rankings

    ESPN "Being undefeated doesn't guarantee you a spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff as Alabama at 7-1 joins undefeated Clemson (No. 1) , LSU (No. 2) and defending champion Ohio State (No. 3) atop the season's first rankings. Though ranked seventh in the AP poll, the Tide leaped over..." November 03

  • Nick Saban says Alabama fans should be more like Texas A&M fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban thinks Alabama fans should make Bryant-Denny Stadium more like Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. Saban made the remarks on his radio show Thursday, complimenting the Aggies fans on the atmosphere they created, and suggesting that Alabama fans take notes. “You talk about loud. You talk about..." October 23

  • Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny fired gun in street days before death

    Alabama "Days before his death, Altee Tenpenny walked into oncoming traffic with a loaded handgun outside a police administration building, according to police. Tenpenny claimed the gun belonged to a teammate. Tenpenny, who police observed with a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" on his breath,..." October 22

  • Nick Saban updates status of Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough

    Alabama "Bo Scarbrough's only time on offense came during the final minutes of Alabama's 38-10 win over Georgia Oct. 3. The freshman running back got two carries late in that game, the first one he was eligible to play in after being suspended for the Tide's first four games. Scarbrough — who is..." October 22

  • Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny dies in car crash

    Alabama "Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny was killed in a one-car wreck Tuesday evening, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol. Tenpenny, 20, was driving through Mississippi on Mississippi Highway 1 when he collided with a highway sign at approximately 5 p.m. just outside Glen Allan. The..." October 21

  • Report: Ex-Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny, now at Nicholls State, arrested

    Daily Comet "Nicholls State University football player Altee Tenpenny was arrested Sunday morning for possession of a firearm and discharging a weapon. University officials were made aware of the incident and released an official statement. “Nicholls Athletics is aware of the incident involving Altee..." October 20

  • Bama QB Blake Barnett released from hospital after three-day stay

    College Football Talk "Alabama’s not really discussing a medical situation involving one of its football players, but the player himself certainly is, at least to some extent. Blake Barnett has taken to social media the past couple of days to reveal that he had been hospitalized since Monday. The nature of the stay..." October 15

  • 4-Star DE Khalid Kareem Announces De-Commitment From Alabama

    College Spun "Farmington (Mich.) Harrison four-star defensive end Khalid Kareem has de-committed from Alabama, he announced minutes ago on Twitter. Kareem had been committed to the Crimson Tide since late-June." October 15

  • Alabama 5-star QB Blake Barnett details hospital stay on social media

    CBS Sports "Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett appears to be in the hospital, according to his social media posts. The school did not offer a comment or explanation when contacted by, but Barnett's Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts have been detailing a hospital stay that has been ongoing for..." October 14

  • 4-star junior quarterback Jake Fromm commits to Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama has its first quarterback commit in the class of 2017. Jake Fromm, a four-star recruit from Warner Robins, Ga., pledged his verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide on Saturday. He made the trip to Tuscaloosa for Alabama's game against Arkansas. Fromm's coach at Houston County High..." October 11

  • Nick Saban to Tide fans: 'Don't have an arrogant attitude'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nick Saban knows he coaches one of the best football teams in the country, but that doesn't mean he is oblivious to upset-minded teams. No. 8 Alabama plays Arkansas on Saturday and Saban made sure to serve the Crimson Tide fanbase a slice of humble pie. "I think everyone should have the..." October 09

  • Victorious Nick Saban calls out media for having Bama '6 feet under' after Ole Miss loss

    SB Nation "After Alabama lost to Ole Miss again this year, many people said the Crimson Tide's dynasty was over. Nick Saban would like to tell the media that he doesn't give a damn what they have to say. And that they were wrong. From ESPN: "I say the same thing as when y'all buried us last week," he..." October 06

  • Alabama opens as underdog to snap 72-game favored streak

    College Spun "Alabama hasn’t been an underdog since the 2009 college football season, when it faced – and defeated – the No. 1 Florida Gators in the SEC Championship. If you’re counting, that’s 72 games ago. But that streak could come to an end this weekend as the Crimson Tide head to Athens to take on Georgia...." September 28

  • Report: Lane Kiffin Will Not Be Fired, Despite Rumors

    College Spun "Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will reportedly not be fired, according to TMZ. The publication reportedly spoke with school director of communications Josh Maxson, who confirmed that Kiffin is still employed with the school. Maxson also reportedly denied to comment on any “stupid”..." September 25

  • Alabama kicker arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Gunner Raborn, the backup kicker, was arrested Thursday for DUI for a controlled substance. The University of Alabama Police Department made the arrest. He was released on $1,000 bond. " September 25

  • Rumors Spreading Lane Kiffin is a THOT; Slept With Saban’s Daughter

    Black Sports Online "Here is the thing about a rumor. You just never know. Remember it was a rumor that OBJ was sleeping with Amber Rose, he denied it, but it ended up being true. You saw what happened with the Redskins’ GM wife rumor. So, you can’t totally dismiss any of this, BUT a lot of it seems a bit..." September 24

  • Alabama WR Robert Foster out for season, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama got more bad news following its 43-37 at home to Ole Miss on Saturday. According to, Crimson Tide starting wide receiver Robert Foster will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a torn rotator cuff in the game." September 21

  • Georgia sent reports, photos to Bama ahead of Taylor's addition to team

    ESPN "A few weeks before fall classes began in 2014, University of Georgia deputy athletic director Dr. Carla Williams was summoned to campus police chief Jimmy Williamson's office. About three hours earlier, one of the most promising young players on the Bulldog football team -- defensive lineman..." September 20

  • Derrick Henry's decision to stay at Alabama paying dividends for all

    ESPN "On a cool afternoon in mid-December 2013, those closest to Derrick Henry gathered for an intervention of sorts. J.T. Medley had felt him slipping. The longtime middle and high school assistant coach and father figure to Henry knew he was lost at Alabama and feared he was about to make an..." September 17

  • Nick Saban says he could've won eight titles, might coach until 80

    Sporting News - NCAAF "With four national titles under his belt, Nick Saban's legacy is in good shape. But Alabama's head coach is far from satisfied. “I feel like we’ve had good enough teams to win eight (championships)," Saban told ESPN's Outside The Lines. "So I feel like we’ve failed four times — I’ve failed..." September 02

  • Former Alabama, UNLV RB Altee Tenpenny heads to FCS Nicholls State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Running back Altee Tenpenny is working on his third college football program in eight months. Nicholls State confirmed to Thursday that Tenpenny has joined its program after being dismissed from UNLV earlier this month for an undisclosed violation of team rules." August 28

  • Alabama WR Robert Foster dealing with sprained MCL, source says

    Alabama "Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster suffered a sprained MCL during the Tide's scrimmage last Saturday, according to a source. The redshirt sophomore, who was injured late in the scrimmage, has not missed any practice time while working through the injury. Following an off-day Sunday, Foster..." August 20

  • Alabama QB Jacob Coker to miss 'several days' with foot injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Alabama coach Nick Saban was frustrated with his quarterback situation following last Saturday’s scrimmage and that frustration likely was exacerbated today with the announcement that potential starting quarterback frontrunner Jacob Coker would miss time with a foot injury. “Jake Coker has a..." August 17

  • Sprained knee suffered by Alabama WR Robert Foster 'not serious,' sources say

    Alabama "The sprained knee Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster suffered during the Tide's scrimmage Saturday is "minor" and "not serious," according to multiple sources. Sources expressed confidence that Foster won't miss any games. Alabama begins its season against Wisconsin Sept. 5. The redshirt..." August 16

  • QB coach calls Alabama freshman ‘best 18 year old’ he’s ever been around

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s hard to take a comment like that lightly considering the source. According to Potter, Whitfield, Jr. has previously worked with Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Johnny Manziel – two of which were Heisman Trophy Award winners and all currently on NFL rosters. Is Whitfield, Jr. exaggerating? It’s..." August 15

  • Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny kicked off new team, per report

    Alabama "Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny, who announced in May his transfer destination, has already been kicked off his new team, according to a report. Tenpenny was kicked off UNLV's program for "breaking team rules," according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. He had announced his intention..." August 14

  • Former Alabama TE Corey McCarron transfers to school on 2015 Tide schedule

    Alabama "A name quite familiar with Alabama football departed after last season, but will be back in Tuscaloosa soon. Corey McCarron, the younger brother of AJ McCarron, left the Crimson Tide program after the 2014 season with another year of eligibility. After graduating in the spring, the tight..." August 10

  • Lane Kiffin on 2nd year with Alabama: 'There's still so many things to learn'

    The Score "Lane Kiffin isn't ready to move on from Tuscaloosa just yet. After helping lead Alabama to the Sugar Bowl in his first season as offensive coordinator under head coach Nick Saban, it's no surprise that Kiffin's name has surfaced as a potential candidate for coaching vacancies, including the..." August 09

  • Nick Saban: 'I'm opposed to an unauthorized biography'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban is not a fan of unauthorized biographies, whether they're written about him or anyone else. Unprompted by the media at a news conference Thursday, Saban used the floor to address the subject, which hits close to home, given the recent release of Monte Burke's book,..." August 08

  • Alabama 5-star RB Bo Scarbrough suspended four games by NCAA

    CBS Sports "Speaking after Alabama's first 2015 fall practice, coach Nick Saban announced that 5-star running back Bo Scarbrough has been suspended for the first four games of the season for what the coach described as an NCAA issue related to amateurism. Scarbrough, a redshirt freshman who is recovering..." August 07

  • Alabama Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star RB Cam Akers

    College Spun "Clinton (Miss.) four-star running back Cam Akers has committed to Alabama over Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others." August 05

  • Nick Saban was 'not interested' in Texas job and 'never will be'

    Tuscaloosa News "Nick Saban coaches at Alabama. He traveled to Northwest Florida to speak to a booster club on Tuesday night. Talk of Saban and Texas can cross state lines freely. Saban offered slight detail about his agent Jimmy Sexton's conversations with Texas, saying Sexton called him “about 15 times” to..." July 29

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

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