Alabama Rumors & News

  • Former Alabama safety transferring to AAC school

    Alabama "Former Alabama safety Shawn Burgess-Becker is transferring to Central Florida, a source close to Burgess-Becker told AL.com. A Coconut Creek, Florida native, Burgess-Becker contributed on special teams as a true freshman for the Tide last season, playing in 13 games and making three tackles." June 23

  • Mom of Alabama RB Damien Harris apologizes for Facebook joke

    Gridiron Now "Alabama sophomore running back Damien Harris’ mother, Lynn, sent shockwaves through the Crimson Tide fan base Wednesday with a morning Facebook post announcing her son was transferring. “It is with a very light heart that I announce Damien has decided to leave the University of Alabama and..." June 22

  • Jeremy Pruitt is next million-dollar Alabama defensive coordinator

    Alabama "New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will save the program a little cash. Though he'll be one of the highest paid defensive coordinators in the country, his salary will be considerably less than his predecessor. The deal approved Tuesday will pay Pruitt $1 million a year and spans..." June 22

  • Why the DA is dropping charges against Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones

    CBS Sports "The charges against Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones stemming from a traffic stop on April 17 have been dropped by the district attorney in Louisiana's 4th district. Robinson, the star left tackle for the Crimson Tide, was facing two misdemeanor charges for possession of..." June 21

  • DA won't prosecute Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones on weapons, drug charges

    Alabama "The legal situation facing two Alabama football players ended Monday. The district attorney in Monroe, La., decided not to pursue prosecution of Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones, AL.com confirmed. The district attorney did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute, according to the county..." June 20

  • Veteran defensive back transferring out of Alabama

    Alabama "A veteran defensive back is transferring out of Alabama's program. Senior Maurice Smith, who was in the mix to be the Tide's starting nickel back, is leaving and will join another program as a graduate transfer, a source told AL.com. The Sugar Land, Texas native was the first-team nickel..." June 18

  • Four-star offensive lineman D'Antne Demery chooses Georgia over Alabama

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia’s class of 2017 just got bigger in numbers and in size. Brunswick offensive lineman D’Antne Demery, a four-star recruit according to the 247Sports.com composite, announced his commitment to the Bulldogs early Wednesday afternoon. Demery is a 6-foot-5 and 319-pound prospect who fits the..." June 15

  • Auburn alum Charles Barkley has a sneaky plan to get Nick Saban stuck in Cuba

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley has never been reluctant to share his love for Auburn. Having played three years of basketball at the university, it's easy to understand why he's still such a big supporter of the Tigers. It's also simple to see why Barkley (jokingly) wants to get rid of the coach that's given his..." June 15

  • Four-star WR Tyrell Shavers commits to Alabama

    SI - College Football "Four-star wide receiver Tyrell Shavers has committed to Alabama, he announced Monday on Twitter. “I would like to thank all the coaches for giving me the opportunity to come and play football and attend their University,” Shavers wrote. “After talking with my family and coaches I am closing..." June 14

  • 4-Star LB Markail Benton Commits To Alabama Over Florida State, Auburn

    College Spun "Four-star outside linebacker, rated as the No. 3 player at his position in the country by 247 Sports, announced his commitment to Alabama Friday afternoon, choosing the Tide over both Florida State and Auburn. The 6-foot-1.5, 237-pounder is a huge addition to Alabama’s 2017 class. Tuscaloosa..." June 10

  • Nick Saban: 'I have no beef' with Jim Harbaugh

    Alabama "Nick Saban had no interest in continuing a war of words with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh on Thursday. After trading barbs in recent weeks with Harbaugh, the Alabama head coach said before his Nick's Kids charity golf tournament that he has no issue with the headline-chasing Big Ten head..." June 09

  • Four-star QB Mac Jones flips from Kentucky to Alabama

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback prospect Mac Jones has flipped his commitment from Kentucky to Alabama, he announced Tuesday. Jones is currently playing high school football in Jacksonville, Fla., and will be a member of the Crimson Tide’s 2017 recruiting class. Jones had offers from Ole Miss, Cal,..." June 08

  • Report: Alabama 4-star DT Kendell Jones fails to qualify; will not enroll

    Gridiron Now "Kendell Jones, a four-star defensive tackle who signed with Alabama in February, will not enroll at Alabama this season after failing to qualify academically, SEC Country reported Monday. His father, Kendell Sr., said Jones has enrolled in a junior college. He will need two years to qualify at..." June 07

  • Report: Alabama's Burgess-Becker transferring out of program

    The Score "Sophomore safety Shawn Burgess-Becker is transferring out of Alabama, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. The former four-star recruit out of Monarch High School contributed mostly on special teams last season as a freshman" June 07

  • Nick Saban: OT Cam Robinson's status dependent on legal process

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN.com on Wednesday he is still determining the status of offensive tackle Cam Robinson and what action to take, but said the door remains open for Robinson to play for the Crimson Tide next season. Robinson and teammate Hootie Jones were arrested and charged..." June 02

  • Nick Saban responds to Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't care what he thinks'

    Fox Sports "At the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban got alittle fired up when discussing satellite camps. Saban's main problem with the camps is the lack of compliance oversight and how that can potentially put programs in position to violate NCAA rules because they don't know..." June 01

  • Plaxico Burress goes in on Jim Harbaugh, defends Nick Saban in spat

    CBS Sports "Step one: Alabama's Nick Saban treats the podium like a pulpit with a turned-up rant against satellite camps, including the veiled allegation that some activity might not fall within NCAA rules since it's impossible to keep an eye on these events. He did not blame Jim Harbaugh for the trend of..." June 01

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Nick Saban for satellite camp 'lecturing'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at Nick Saban's "lecturing" in a tweet Tuesday night after the Alabama coach called satellite camps "bad for college football" and compared them to "the wild, wild West" during Tuesday's SEC spring meetings. After initially saying he would not discuss..." June 01

  • Saban, Bielema want changes to underclassmen system

    NFL.com "Alabama's Nick Saban and Arkansas' Bret Bielema took aim on Tuesday at policies regarding underclassmen and early NFL draft entry. Each coach held a press conference at the SEC's spring meetings in Destin, Fla., and both said they are looking for ways to allow underclassmen that go undrafted to..." May 31

  • 'Bama's Nick Saban calls satellite camps 'wild west,' wants a commish

    Detroit Free Press "Alabama football coach Nick Saban is known as a fiery guy. But it seems few topics light his fuse more than discussing satellite camps. Speaking to the media Tuesday on the first day of Southeastern Conference spring meetings in Destin, Fla., Saban became "passionate" about the..." May 31

  • The continuous curious case of Alabama's starting quarterbacks

    CBS Sports "If you're looking for someone to make sense of Alabama's recent quarterback history, Nick Saban's finely appointed office is not the place to be. "Somebody's got to win the team," the coach said matter-of-factly during the spring. The subject: This looks like the third straight season Bama..." May 27

  • Alabama joins pursuit of Husker graduate transfer target Stevie Tu'ikolovatu

    Omaha World-Herald "Utah graduate transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu — who is considering a spot on Nebraska's roster — is also looking at Alabama, according to his Twitter profile. Tu'ikolovatu posted a photo of himself and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on Wednesday morning. The photo is from his visit to Alabama's..." May 25

  • Alabama Offer Scholarship to Eighth Grader

    Campus Sports "Per ESPN.com’s Derek Tyson, the Alabama football program has recently offered eighth-grade linebacker Jesus Machado. Machado is an extraordinarily talented member of the Champagnat Catholic School’s football team in Hialeah, FL. Machado has oustanding size for a middle school athlete, as..." May 19

  • Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones arrested in Louisiana

    Yahoo! Sports "Alabama players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested in West Monroe, Louisiana, on drug possession charges Tuesday morning. Robinson is also facing a charge of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's office. That charge is a felony. According..." May 17

  • Alabama, Auburn target Ryan Johnson of St. Paul's has unique lineman skills

    Alabama "St. Paul's rising senior defensive lineman Ryan Johnson received his first college offer from Auburn on Feb. 24, 2015. Forty-two other schools – 42! – have followed. "He is by far the most recruited kid I've ever coached," Saints' head coach Steve Mask said. That is saying something..." May 16

  • Saban rebukes idea Alabama players enter NFL worn down

    NFL.com "The notion that Alabama football players enter the NFL with worn-down bodies is offensive to Nick Saban. And the Alabama coach is waiting to hear it from someone other than the media. "When you talk to NFL teams, none of them ever say that to me. I don't know where that came from. Eddie Lacy..." May 14

  • After Bills firing, Karl Dunbar lands at Alabama

    Roll Tide "University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Karl Dunbar Thursday to coach the defensive line for the Crimson Tide. "We have known Karl Dunbar for a long time and he has a lot of experience coaching the defensive line in both the NFL and college," Saban said. "Karl is..." May 13

  • Touted JC transfer Charles Baldwin dismissed at Alabama

    Gridiron Now "Offensive tackle Charles Baldwin, a four-star prospect who was considered the No. 2 junior college player in the 2016 recruiting class, has been dismissed from Alabama, the school announced Thursday. A one-sentence statement from coach Nick Saban said Baldwin was dismissed for a violation of..." May 12

  • Four-star Alabama CB explains why he personally dislikes LSU so much

    Fox Sports "LSU and Alabama are two of the biggest rivals in all of football despite the fact that the Crimson Tide have won four national titles since the Tigers' last one. Not only do the two schools duke it out in the SEC year in and year out, but they battle for recruits -- and big recruits at..." May 09

  • Nick Saban confirms Alabama will join satellite camp craze

    Alabama "Practically every SEC school is jumping in the satellite camp pool. Alabama, though an opponent of the concept, is no different. Nick Saban on Thursday confirmed his staff will participate "on a limited basis" in camps outside Tuscaloosa this summer. "We're still working on plans but we're..." May 08

  • Nick Saban refuses comment on resignation of assistant Bo Davis

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban declined to comment on the abrupt departure of former defensive line coach Bo Davis, who resigned in late April amid allegations of recruiting violations, saying during a conference call on Thursday “we appreciate the contributions he made to the program here and we wish..." May 05

  • Bama gets commitment from No. 6 dual-threat QB Tua Tagovailoa

    ESPN "Alabama and USC won't meet on the field until early September, but the Crimson Tide recorded a big win against the Trojans on the recruiting trail. Tua Tagovailoa, the nation's No. 100 prospect and No. 6 dual-threat quarterback, announced his commitment to Alabama on Monday night over USC,..." May 03

  • Details emerge on potential NCAA violation that led to Alabama assistant Bo Davis resigning

    Alabama "Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis resigned Friday morning, stepping down after two seasons in that role. AL.com has learned that Davis is being investigated by the NCAA for potential impermissible contact with recruits. According to a source familiar with details of the case, Davis is..." May 02

  • “Unhappy” Nick Saban in green room last night

    Pro Football Talk "The man who once said he wasn’t going to be the Alabama coach perhaps wished for a little while last night that he wasn’t the Alabama coach. Nick Saban, who attended the draft at the invitation of the league, waited multiple hours as only one of his former players was picked. As one source who..." May 01

  • Report: Longtime Alabama assistant to lose job due to recruiting violations

    CBS Sports "Longtime Nick Saban assistant Bo Davis is reportedly on his way out as a result of alleged recruiting violations. The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that Davis, a defensive line coach for Alabama during two different stints under Saban, "is expected to resign or be fired from his job" after both..." April 28

  • Auburn Grad Claims That Lane Kiffin Has A Secret Tinder And Snapchat To Pick Up Girls

    BroBible "Another day, another Lane Kiffin story to top our last favorite Lane Kiffin story. This one comes from the internet sleuths at Busted Coverage, who reached out to Auburn grad Ashley Spry a.k.a. @NoChillary2016 on Twitter about an alleged Tinder/Snapchat exchange she had with the offensive..." April 26

  • Alabama’s Spring Game Ratings On ESPN Crushed All Weekend NHL Playoff Games

    Total Pro Sports "Just taking a shot in the dark here, but Alabama Crimson Tide fans are just a tad bit excited about the upcoming 2016 season. The team is coming off a 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship, so naturally 76,212 Crimson Tide fans showed up at Saturday’s spring game to show their..." April 19

  • Alabama's Ronnie Clark suffers torn Achilles

    Alabama "Alabama redshirt sophomore running back Ronnie Clark suffered a torn Achilles tendon in practice Thursday, sources told AL.com. This is the second Achilles injury for Clark since arriving at Alabama. The former Calera High School star tore the other Achilles tendon as a freshman in 2014." April 15

  • Alabama's Nick Saban not ready to walk away

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban has won four of the last seven national championships and reeled in six straight signing classes ranked by ESPN among the top two in the country, but he's also seeing new resistance for the first time. Saban, who will turn 65 in October, told ESPN.com that people are..." April 12

  • Alabama WR Calvin Ridley cleared in fake ID card investigation

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been cleared in an investigation regarding whether he knew of a plan to have another student take his ACT. According to the Sun Sentinel, Monarch High School security guard Elvin McCray claims football coach Calvin Davis approached him in Dec. 2014 about..." April 05

  • Defensive back Tony Brown facing indefinite suspension

    Tuscaloosa News "University of Alabama defensive back Tony Brown is facing an indefinite suspension from the NCAA, The Tuscaloosa News has learned. The university has appealed and is awaiting a decision. UA coach Nick Saban acknowledged Brown was “facing suspensions” during the veteran coach’s introductory..." April 05

  • Richie Petitbon undergoes ACL surgery

    Alabama "One of Alabama's young offensive lineman sustained a serious injury during the Tide's scrimmage on Saturday. Redshirt freshman offensive guard Richie Petitbon suffered a torn ACL, sources told AL.com. He has already undergone surgery, which Alabama confirmed in a statement Tuesday..." April 05

  • 5-Star Alabama Commit Claims He Was Robbed Wednesday

    Saturday Down South "It’s been a rough day for five-star Alabama signee Lyndell “Mack” Wilson. According to a report from SEC Country, Wilson’s Montgomery, Ala. was allegedly broken into around 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Wilson, an outside linebacker that was ranked as the No. 15 player in the country in the..." March 31

  • Alabama adding Ole Miss kicker as grad transfer

    College Football Talk "Unable to add any kicking depth in the Class of 2016 — a prized JUCO commit flipped to Florida a couple of months before signing day — Alabama looked to an SEC West rival to procure some additional foot talent. Montgomery, Ala., native Andy Pappanastos confirmed to WSFA-TV in Tuscaloosa that he..." March 29

  • Jake Coker says he played senior year at Alabama with broken toe, clears up 'pissed off' comment

    Alabama "Former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker said Monday he played the 2015 season with a broken toe on his right foot. Coker, who just wrapped a pro day performance at Alabama last week, ended the week with a surgery, he said. "I broke my big right toe in August, and I had two big screws put in it..." March 17

  • Alabama loses second high-profile recruit as Cam Akers decommits

    Alabama "Cam Akers, a highly-regarded four-star running back from Clinton, Miss., announced his decommitment from Alabama on Thursday afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Akers committed to Alabama last Aug. 4. According to the 247Sports composite, Akers is the No. 36 overall prospect and No. 1 player in..." March 08

  • Quarterback Jake Fromm flips commitment from Alabama to Georgia

    Alabama "Alabama has lost its class of 2017 quarterback commit. Jake Fromm, a four-star recruit from Warner Robins, Ga., flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia on Thursday. Fromm announced his commitment on Twitter, noting that "it feels good to be home." Fromm had been committed to..." March 03

  • Lane Kiffin, wife announce they are getting a divorce

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin and his wife Layla announced on Sunday that they are in the process of getting a divorce. In a statement to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Kiffin said he and Layla made a “mutual” decision and asked that their privacy be respected. “After a lot of careful thought and consideration,..." February 28

  • Alabama to visit White House on March 2

    Alabama "Alabama's football team is headed back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The White House announced it would host the Crimson Tide at 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 2. It will be the fourth such trip for Nick Saban's Alabama program during the Barack Obama administration." February 28

  • Report: Alabama football made $46.5M in profit from 2015 season

    Tuscaloosa News "The University of Alabama football program profited nearly $46.5 million in 2015, according to a financial report filed by the university to the NCAA and obtained by The Tuscaloosa News. To no surprise, the football program kept the entire athletic department in the black with total revenues of..." February 24

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