Alabama Rumors & News

  • Alabama to get starting center Ryan Kelly back after missing 2 weeks with knee injury

    Alabama.com "After missing the last two starts with a minor knee injury, Alabama's starting center should be back this week. Ryan Kelly, who dressed for Saturday's win over Texas A&M but didn't play, wasn't spotted practicing last week. But coach Nick Saban said he'll be back this week as Alabama heads to..." October 20

  • Alabama freshman RB Ronnie Clark out for season

    The Anniston Star "Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday that freshman Ronnie Clark tore his Achilles during Tuesday’s practice and will be out for the remainder of season. Clark suffered the injury in a non-contact situation and limped off the field during the media's viewing period of practice. Saban..." October 16

  • Search of Alabama football player's room turns up 112 grams of marijuana and $4,600

    Alabama.com "A search of a University of Alabama football player's dorm room in Bryant Hall last week yielded more than 100 grams of marijuana and almost $5,000 in cash, court records filed Monday show. According to a fruits of crime forfeiture complaint filed Monday, agents of the West Alabama Narcotics..." October 14

  • Nick Saban's right to be angry about criticism over 1-point win

    USA Today "Because of the nature of the college football playoff and being a coach in the SEC, Nick Saban at this point in his career has to be used to the expectations that Alabama wins every game. But in a press conference on Monday, he called out detractors who seemed perturbed that Alabama only won..." October 14

  • AJ McCarron backtracks on criticism of Alabama, calls out the media

    USA Today "AJ McCarron raised eyebrows when he criticized Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide offense in the wake of Alabama’s loss to Ole Miss last weekend, but he returned to Tuscaloosa’s Tide 99.1-FM Wednesday night to clarify his comments. McCarron said Tuesday that Alabama’s offense was too..." October 09

  • AJ McCarron wonders if Saban is 'putting the handcuffs on Lane'

    CBSSports.com "AJ McCarron has hardly disappeared from the Alabama spotlight since trading in his Crimson Tide uniform for a Cincinnati Bengals one, and his comments on a Tuscaloosa radio station Tuesday won't do anything to change that. In his weekly appearance on Tide 99.1 FM, McCarron had several interesting..." October 08

  • Alabama changes course on Daisha Simmons eligibility case

    CBSSports.com "A week of public pressure and bad press, and perhaps the threat of litigation, has forced Alabama's hand. The school on Tuesday evening sent out a letter from athletic director Bill Battle, who wrote that Alabama is open to supporting former women's basketball player Daisha Simmons' waiver..." October 07

  • Kenyan Drake, Denzel Devall have surgery, Alabama center Ryan Kelly out 'couple weeks'

    Alabama.com "A few injuries proved costly for Alabama in the 23-17 loss at Ole Miss. All three will continue to impact Alabama moving forward. Kenyan Drake will be lost for the season with his broken leg suffered Saturday. He had surgery already along with linebacker Denzel Devall, coach Nick Saban said..." October 06

  • Nick Saban unsure how much injured Alabama WR DeAndrew White will play at Ole Miss

    Alabama.com "After deciding to return to Alabama over the NFL, senior receiver DeAndrew White's had a tough-luck season. The team's second-leading receiver has been injured twice and his status for Saturday's trip to Ole Miss remains uncertain. After separated his shoulder in the opener and missing the next..." October 04

  • Blake Sims says bruised shoulder 'very fine'

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Maryland's thorough domination of Syracuse sucked most of the life out of the Carrier Dome during SU's 34-20 loss to the Terrapins. An injury to Maryland tight end Andrew Isaacs stole whatever was left. Isaacs dislocated his knee in the third quarter when a teammate rolled into him from..." September 22

  • Tide may get starting WR, CB back for Gator game

    College Football Talk "The key word in that headline, though, is “may,” especially as it pertains to the latter. With their SEC opener against looming five days down the road, Nick Saban used part of his allotted time during the SEC coaches teleconference to address the status of a pair of injured starters, wide..." September 15

  • Dana Holgorsen thinks very highly of Alabama WR Amari Cooper's NFL Draft prospects

    Alabama.com "Dana Holgorsen wasn't disappointed with his top cornerback's performance Saturday against Alabama star receiver Amari Cooper because he was guarding Amari Cooper. Cooper caught a career-best 12 passes for 130 yards in the Crimson Tide's 33-23 win over West Virginia. As the Mountaineers coach..." September 04

  • Alabama starting DB Williams played on a broken foot

    Alabama.com "After playing all game Saturday, Alabama defensive back Jarrick Williams had a sore foot. After x-rays, coach Nick Saban said the senior from Mobile had a broken bone. He'll miss the next four weeks to recover. Williams made three tackles in the 33-23 win over West Virginia. He was the..." September 02

  • Alabama receiver DeAndrew White leaves West Virginia game with injury

    Alabama.com "Alabama senior wide receiver DeAndrew White has battled knee and toe injuries during his career, but his game against West Virginia came to an end with a shoulder injury. On Alabama's first possession of the second half, quarterback Blake Sims lofted a pass that White caught for a 19-yard gain,..." September 01

  • Alabama starting linebacker suspended for opener after 'minor NCAA infraction'

    Alabama.com "The Alabama football team is reasonably healthy, but it will be without a starter for another reason. Senior middle linebacker Trey DePriest was suspended "for a minor NCAA infraction," coach Nick Saban said Wednesday. No further details were provided about the specific rule violated. He'll..." August 28

  • Alabama QB Blake Sims the favorite to start vs. WVU, Jacob Coker to play

    CBSSports.com "Alabama's early-week plan is to play two quarterbacks on Saturday against West Virginia , with fifth-year senior Blake Sims the current favorite to start, CBSSports.com has learned. Touted Florida State transfer Jacob Coker will play in the Georgia Dome, but he failed to create significant..." August 27

  • West Virginia QB Clint Trickett says his 1st kiss was with Nick Saban's daughter

    Alabama.com "West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett kissed and told Tuesday when he met with reporters in Morgantown. Asked about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban, Trickett confessed that his first kiss was with Saban's daughter, Kristen. "His daughter was my first kiss, back in the day,"..." August 27

  • 2015 Alabama recruit Calvin Ridley ineligible for most of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Monarch senior Calvin Ridley, the nation's No. 1 high school receiver for the Class of 2015, will be ineligible after the first three games this season because of age restrictions, Monarch athletic director James Klemke told the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers confirmed..." August 20

  • 4-star recruit Benito Jones flips from Alabama to Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Class of 2016 four-star Benito Jones on Sunday flipped his commitment from Alabama to Ole Miss. With Jones on board, the Rebels now have commitments from the state's top two 2016 prospects. "Ole Miss has just been on me hardest," Jones said. ".... (Ole Miss wants to) win a championship in..." August 19

  • Ledbetter Flips From Bama to Dawgs

    Georgia Scout ""Georgia has been gaining moment lately and plus the death of Tre Tre (former Creekside player De’Antre Turman who passed away a year ago today after a scrimmage) and plus Jason Stanley committing just seemed like the perfect time," Ledbetter said of his flip from Alabama to Georgia. "I..." August 17

  • Alabama TE 'improves' diet by ditching Snickers for ice cream

    Fox Sports "O.J. Howard is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound leviathan who plays tight end for Alabama. He’s only a sophomore, but he already looks like an NFL star and runs with a grace and explosiveness men his size shouldn’t possess. Heading into the new season, Howard wanted to become even more of a physical..." August 13

  • 2016 Mississippi defensive tackle Raekwon Davis commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama has landed its fourth class of 2016 commitment - and second from the state of Mississippi - with Meridian defensive tackle Raekwon Davis jumping on board. "I heard that about two weeks ago," Meridian High head coach Larry Weems told AL.com. "His position coach said that he did..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Alabama transfer Dee Hart officially joins CSU Rams' backfield

    Denver Post "Running back Dee Hart, the transfer running back from Alabama who three years ago was one of the top-rated high recruits in the country, practiced with Colorado State Monday and will be eligible to play for the Rams this season and in 2015. Hart's imminent arrival was no secret, but CSU coach..." August 05

  • Alabama's Lane Kiffin: I've made more mistakes than anybody

    NFL.com "For a guy who has a reputation for a big ego and a lot of loose talk, new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was much the opposite Sunday. It was no accident, as UA head coach Nick Saban met with Kiffin before a rare media briefing to make sure that nothing Kiffin said, as Kiffin described..." August 04

  • Trio of Alabama defenders suspended for violation of team rules

    Alabama.com "Alabama defensive linemen Brandon Ivory and Jarran Reed and linebacker Tim Williams are suspended for violation of team rules, coach Nick Saban said after Friday's practice. None of the players were present at Friday's morning practice, which primarily featured veterans. Saban said they can..." August 02

  • RB Dee Hart transferring from Alabama to Colorado State

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips running back Dee Hart confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is officially transferring to Colorado State to finish his college football career. Hart, who graduated from Alabama in June, had left the Crimson Tide football program and was looking for a new beginning..." July 31

  • 4-star Florida safety Ronnie Harrison commits to Alabama

    Alabama.com "Alabama added the 20th commitment of its 2015 class when Tallahassee, Fla., safety Ronnie Harrison gave his verbal commitment on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Harrison was offered by Alabama earlier this summer and made two trips to Tuscaloosa over the past two months. He chose the..." July 29

  • Nick Saban says national title expectations 'unrealistic' for first-year Alabama quarterbacks

    Alabama.com "The first official practice is still more than a week off, but the big-picture questions are rolling in. Most, in Alabama's case, circle back to the vacant quarterback job. It's been asked in just about every way without getting much of an answer from Nick Saban. The coach appeared on the..." July 23

  • NCAA approves waiver, allows Alabama scholarship for former prized recruit Elisha Shaw

    Alabama.com "Getting to Alabama was the goal for Elisha Shaw. Injuries ended his football career, but the former top recruit will end up in Tuscaloosa anyway. The NCAA on Monday approved a waiver to give him a non-football scholarship. Alabama confirmed the news Shaw posted on his Twitter account earlier in..." July 22

  • Bar owner: Alabama fan sucker-punched Titans QB

    USA Today "Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker punch during an incident over the weekend at a popular Nashville nightspot, according to its owner. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill, said Mettenberger did nothing to provoke another bar patron,..." July 22

  • Alabama fan explains hysterical meaning of his vanity plate

    Fox Sports "To some, vanity license plates may seem narcissistic or self-indulgent. There's a message, and a bumper sticker just couldn't get the job done. But sometimes there's a reason to have one. That brings us to a Vine courtesy of "Bananas Foster" on Twitter, in which a proud Crimson Tide fan..." July 22

  • Wetumpka 4-star Brandon Kennedy picks Alabama

    Montgomery Advertiser "Wetumpka's four-star offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy added to an already strong 2015 recruiting class when he announced he would play his college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday. The 6-2, 295-puond No. 1 ranked center by Rivals chose the Tide over Auburn, Ole Miss and Clemson,..." July 18

  • Alabama QB to transfer to WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "Quarterback Parker McLeod is transferring from Alabama to Western Kentucky and plans to join the team at the start of fall camp, the Daily News confirmed Thursday. McLeod is a 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pounder who graduated from Walton (Ga.) High in 2012 and enrolled early at Alabama in 2013. He did..." July 18

  • Alabama's Kenyan Drake, Jarran Reed suspended, but not off team after recent arrests

    Alabama.com "Alabama running back Kenyan Drake and defensive end Jarran Reed are "suspended but not kicked off the team" in light of their recent arrests, coach Nick Saban said Thursday at SEC Media Days. "They're suspended from activity," Saban said. "When they prove that I think or we think that they're..." July 17

  • Alabama fan says he sabotaged Kyle Field

    CBSSports.com "Just in case you'd forgotten that things are just kind of different in the SEC, this story should serve as a nice reminder. Earlier this week I wrote a post about a construction worker that was fired after he hung an Alabama flag while working on the renovations at Texas A&M's Kyle Field. Well,..." July 17

  • Book: Texas mulled $100M offer for Saban

    ESPN.com "Texas was prepared to offer Alabama coach Nick Saban a contract worth $100 million to coach the Longhorns, Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network writes in his new book. In Finebaum's book with Gene Wojciechowski, "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference," Finebaum writes: "Texas was dead serious..." July 17

  • Alabama, USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    CBSSports.com "Alabama and USC will kick off the 2016 season against each other the Cowboys Classic. Unless the two teams meet in a bowl or the College Football Playoff, it will be the first time the Tide and Trojans have played since 1978. The Sept. 3, 2016 meeting continues the recent trend of noteworthy..." July 17

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Alabama's 2016 recruiting class rockets up the rankings after picking up 3 commitments

    Alabama.com "In three days, Alabama has picked up three commitments for the class of 2016, and all three are highly regarded prospects. The trio have yet to suit up for a game in their junior seasons of high school, but two of the three say they're solid to Alabama even with the possibility of taking other..." July 16

  • Spurrier salutes Saban as 'greatest recruiter'

    ESPN.com "Steve Spurrier has taken a few jabs at Alabama and its head coach this offseason, but when he came to SEC media days Tuesday morning he was full of compliments, calling Nick Saban a recruiter for the ages. "They've done extremely well, there's no question about that," South Carolina's coach..." July 15

  • Jarran Reed charged with DUI

    ESPN College Football Nation Blog "For the second time this month an Alabama football player was arrested and taken into custody by Tuscaloosa police. This time it was defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who was arrested and charged with a DUI on Sunday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Jail's website. Reed, a former JC100 prospect..." July 13

  • Report: Alabama RB Kenyan Drake charged with entering crime scene

    Tuscaloosa News "University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested early Saturday after ignoring police orders to stay away from a crime scene, according to Tuscaloosa Police. Drake was at the downtown Temerson Square area around 1 a.m. Saturday when a Tuscaloosa Police officer shot at a man they..." July 06

  • OL Brandon Hill tweets he’s leaving ‘Bama

    College Football Talk "On the day before the Fourth of July, one member of the Alabama Crimson Tide declared his independence from Nick Saban‘s squad. In a couple of tweets posted to his Twitter account, Brandon Hill revealed that he has been granted a release from his UA scholarship. There was no word on to where..." July 05

  • Ex-Alabama football star gets help to pay $10,000 in student loans

    CBSSports.com "Former Alabama football star Tyrone Prothro, who testified at the Ed O'Bannon trial that he owes $10,000 in student loans, has help from an environmental cleanup company in Birmingham, Ala., to relieve the debt he says he accumulated in college. Shannon Riley, CEO of One Stop Environmental,..." July 02

  • Spurrier: Nick Saban hasn't won as much as he should at Alabama

    Fox Sports "Steve Spurrier is one of college football's true gems. The South Carolina coach isn't afraid to give his honest opinion, even if that means having a little fun at a rival's expense or jokingly suggesting Alabama should be forced to sit out a year of recruiting if the SEC is concerned about..." June 24

  • 4-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr commit to Auburn over Alabama

    Alabama.com "At 10:30 a.m., Southside-Gadsden's Tyler Carr will announce his college choice. His finalists are Alabama and Auburn, and the 4-star offensive lineman appears to be torn the day before his decision." June 24

  • Ex-Alabama RB Alvin Kamara commits to Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee got some good news on the recruiting front over the weekend, landing a commitment from Alvin Kamara, one of the top junior college prospects in the 2015 class. Kamara transferred from Alabama in January and joined the program at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College with plans of..." June 22

  • Former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara now headed to one of Tide's biggest rivals

    Alabama.com "After one season at Alabama, former top prospect Alvin Kamara is headed to one of the Crimson Tide's top rivals. The running back confirmed the chatter on Twitter by announcing he'll play at Tennessee. Kamara redshirted his freshman year in Tuscaloosa with a loaded depth chart at running..." June 21