Alabama Rumors & News

  • 2016 National Signing Day: Alabama locks up 6th straight No. 1 class

    CBS Sports "For the sixth consecutive year, Nick Saban has brought the nation's No. 1 recruiting class on the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings to Alabama coming out of National Signing Day. The Tide came into Wednesday as the No. 7 class, but rapidly moved up the board as signings rolled in to..." February 03

  • Five-star LB Mack Wilson heading to the Tide

    CBS Sports "The rich got richer on National Signing Day as Alabama landed yet another five-star linebacker in Lyndell "Mack" Wilson (Carver, Ala.). Wilson is the No. 2 rated outside linebacker and No. 15 overall recruit on the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Wilson joins Ben Davis as in-state, five-star..." February 03

  • 4-star Alabama signee Quinnen Williams envisions national titles

    Alabama "Wenonah defensive dynamo Quinnen Williams on Wednesday morning predicted his future - and the immediate fate of Alabama football. Relax, Tide faithful. Williams foresees warm weather, sunny skies in Tuscaloosa, including a couple of national titles during his tenure." February 03

  • Five-star linebacker Ben Davis signs with Alabama

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Five-star linebacker Ben Davis has decided to stay in his home state and commit to Alabama. Davis is the nation's No. 1 inside linebacker, the top player in the state of Alabama and No. 10 player in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports. The 6-3, 240-pound linebacker had narrowed his..." February 03

  • 4-star Mississippi OL Scott Lashley commits to Alabama

    Alabama "Scott Lashley is the latest Mississippi recruit to join the Crimson Tide. The four-star offensive lineman from West Point High School verbally committed to Alabama over Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Lashley took an official visit to Alabama on Jan. 22 and took in the Tide's national..." February 02

  • Alabama wide receiver Chris Black announces transfer to Mizzou

    Rock M Nation "A four-star wide receiver out of Jacksonville (Fla.), the 6'0, 192-pound graduate transfer originally commited to Alabama back in August 2011 and was in the same recruiting class as Dorial Green-Beckham and Amari Cooper. Black was a redshirting freshman in 2012 when the Crimson Tide won..." February 01

  • Nigel Knott makes signing-day week pledge to Crimson Tide

    ESPN "Nigel Knott, the fifth-ranked cornerback prospect and 36th-ranked player overall in the ESPN 300, committed to Alabama on Monday afternoon. Knott, a 5-foot-11, 174-pound four-star defensive back, announced his decision via a Bleacher Report video, which he tweeted out. The Germantown High..." February 01

  • Riley Cole's father tells radio station Nick Saban wasn't reason for son's decommitment from Alabama

    Alabama "One day after Oneonta linebacker Riley Cole decommitted from Alabama, his father David called into JOX FM's Opening Drive to clear the air. The main points: the Cole family was most disappointed in the timing of the decision, said communication was the major issue and that Alabama head coach..." February 01

  • Georgia, Miami making late push for Alabama wide receiver commit

    Alabama "Kirby Smart was the first Alabama coach to make contact with Tyler Simmons, playing a role in the Tide getting a commitment from the three-star wide receiver from Georgia. That was before Smart took over as Georgia's head coach. During an in-home visit with Simmons Thursday, Smart, likely in..." February 01

  • Raekwon Davis reaffirms commitment to Alabama

    The Clarion-Ledger "It's been nearly two weeks since Raekwon Davis' commitment to Alabama was brought into question following his official visit to Mississippi State. On Wednesday night, Davis spoke out on Twitter for the first time regarding his commitment and reaffirmed his pledge to Alabama. Following an..." January 28

  • Meet the recruit who made Saban 'dab', 5-Star Lyndell Wilson

    Alabama "Just how talented is Carver High's Lyndell "Mack" Wilson? Well...talented enough that Nick Saban will hit the 'dab' if it means there's a chance that the 5-star will choose to play in Tuscaloosa. However, as talented as Wilson is on the field, it might actually be what he does..." January 26

  • Son of Alabama FB battling ALS gets scholarship offer from Dabo Swinney

    CBS Sports "Dabo Swinney's connection to Alabama football are well-documented. His college football career started as a player a Crimson Tide walk-on and his coaching career started in Tuscaloosa as a graduate assistant. During his time as a player at Alabama, Swinney got some help from fullback Kevin Turner,..." January 25

  • Alabama transfer claims his words were 'twisted for a story'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama receiver Chris Black announced his plans to transfer from the school in December, and he spoke with Gridiron Now about his decision to leave. The only problem is, the website didn't accurately portray what Black said, according to him. The transferring player took to Twitter on Monday..." January 25

  • South Carolina Lands Commitment From Former Alabama RB Tyren Jones

    College Spun "Tyren Jones, a former Alabama running back, has committed to South Carolina. Jones, who starred this past season at Hutchison C.C., was dismissed from the Crimson Tide program in early 2015. He totaled 658 yards and five touchdowns this past season. The news was first reported by 247..." January 25

  • Why Alabama is encouraged about future of QB Blake Barnett

    Alabama "Blake Barnett broke through the middle of Alabama's defense and was off running. It was only practice. But it was against the Tide's starting defense, the same unit that finished the season ranked third-best nationally and held 13 of Alabama's 15 opponents to 17 offensive points or less. "He..." January 22

  • Lane Kiffin reportedly contacted about 49ers offensive coordinator job

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin’s name has been buzzing in the coaching profession ever since he helped coach Alabama to a national championship. He has been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate, and it sounds like at least one NFL team has tried to contact him. Niners Nation reports that Kiffin was..." January 20

  • OJ Howard returning to Alabama for senior season

    Larry Brown Sports "OJ Howard announced on Twitter Monday that he will return to Alabama for his senior season. The junior product from Autauga, Ala. is on the road to 17 Howard was a star for the Crimson Tide in the title game win over Clemson. He five passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. The TDs were his..." January 19

  • Is it Mississippi State or Alabama for Raekwon Davis?

    The Clarion-Ledger "Raekwon Davis' Twitter bio on Sunday indicated he was committed to Alabama, changed to Mississippi State and then back to Alabama. If that sounds confusing, then trust that you're not alone. Which school Davis, a Meridian defensive tackle and Dandy Dozen selection, is actually committed to..." January 18

  • Bama DE Jonathan Allen to return for senior season

    ESPN "Defensive end Jonathan Allen, a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft, has instead decided to return to Alabama for his senior season, he announced Saturday The 6-3, 283-pound Allen, who led the Crimson Tide with 12 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, announced his decision Saturday on..." January 17

  • Official: Alabama RB Derrick Henry, DL A'Shawn Robinson go to NFL

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner is headed to the NFL. ESPN’s Joe Schad reported Thursday that Alabama running back Derrick Henry will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Henry rushed for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns this season – both No. 1 in the..." January 16

  • Report: Lane Kiffin turned down offer from UCLA before title game

    Gamedayr "Common knowledge around Hollywood dictates the sequel is never as good as the original. That goes for movies and for football. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin could very well have seen a return to Los Angeles, as ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported earlier Thursday that the UCLA Bruins..." January 15

  • Alabama QB Alec Morris confirms transfer to North Texas

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama quarterback Alec Morris confirmed the rumors that he will transfer to North Texas. The redshirt junior announced his decision Thursday via Twitter. Rumors began swirling in December that Morris would transfer." January 15

  • Alabama Running Back Derrick Henry Declaring For NFL Draft

    College Spun "Alabama running back Derrick Henry is entering the NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. Henry, who’s coming off a Heisman Trophy season capped by a national championship, will be foregoing one season of eligibility. He’s projected to be a first or second-round pick. " January 14

  • Alabama safety Eddie Jackson to return for senior season

    ESPN "Alabama Crimson Tide safety Eddie Jackson will forgo the NFL draft and return for his senior season, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Jackson, an All-SEC first-team selection by conference coaches, led the Crimson Tide with six interceptions, including one against Clemson in the College Football..." January 14

  • Alabama Coaches Got Huge Bonuses For Their National Title, The Players Got T-Shirts

    Uproxx "The University of Alabama is once again at the top of the college football world after winning yet another national championship, its fourth in seven years, this time over Clemson on Monday night. For the players, it is the highest of highs, an emotional payoff unlike any other. Which is good,..." January 12

  • Lane Kiffin was left at the stadium after the title game

    Yahoo! Sports "Lane Kiffin apparently needed to get to the team buses a little sooner after Alabama's 45-40 College Football Playoff National Championship Game win over Clemson. Alabama's offensive coordinator got left behind after the game. When Kiffin was fired from his job as USC's head coach in 2013,..." January 12

  • Does fifth NCAA title push Saban back to the NFL?

    Pro Football Talk "In September, Alabama coach Nick Saban dropped a pretty strong hint about the prerequisites for a return to the NFL when he said that, if the Dolphins had signed quarterback Drew Brees in 2006, Saban would still be coaching there. While unlikely that Saban would be in Miami 10 years later, Brees..." January 12

  • Clemson shifts millions in Vegas with late cover in loss to Alabama

    ESPN "A last-minute touchdown drive by Clemson in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T didn't mean the difference in the 45-40 loss, but it meant a whole lot to the bettors. When the game kicked off, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had Clemson as a 6.5-point..." January 12

  • Alabama holds off Watson, Clemson to win national championship, 45-40

    USA Today "He has now won five national titles, staking his claim as arguably the greatest coach of all-time. But Nick Saban has never had to overcome an opponent like this with so much on the line, making all the more impressive what Alabama did Monday night to beat No. 1-ranked Clemson for the College..." January 12

  • Mackensie Alexander, Shaq Lawson of Clemson both game-time decision vs. Alabama

    ESPN "Clemson All-America cornerback Mackensie Alexander has a hamstring injury and his status is uncertain for the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, a school spokesman confirmed. Alexander is expected to be matched up against Alabama's best deep threat in Calvin..." January 11

  • Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney made a bet for the national title game

    Fox Sports - College Football "Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney will be extremely focused when Alabama and Clemson face off for the national title on Monday night, with Saban trying to win his fourth championship with the Crimson Tide (fifth overall) and Swinney trying to win his first while building Clemson into a program that..." January 11

  • Las Vegas betting sides with Alabama over Clemson

    ESPN "The public in Las Vegas has sided with the Alabama Crimson Tide, but there's still plenty of support for the underdog Clemson Tigers -- the "sharp side" -- as game day arrives for the College Football Playoff National Championship (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). Alabama is a seven-point favorite and is..." January 11

  • Alabama vs. Clemson officially the 2015-2016 College Football Playoff Championship matchup

    SB Nation "The College Football Playoff National Championship is set: No. 1 Clemson will play No. 2 Alabama for the title. Clemson booked its ticket to the Championship by dominating No. 4 Oklahoma en route to a 37-17 win in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners were leading a tight game 17-16 at halftime, but the..." January 01

  • Alabama reserve Tony Brown sent home for violation of team rules

    ESPN "Alabama Crimson Tide reserve cornerback Tony Brown has been sent home for "violation of team rules," according to a statement put out on Wednesday by coach Nick Saban. In the statement, Saban said it was a "internal decision." The Crimson Tide's leadership council was involved in the..." December 31

  • Lane Kiffin: Plan to remain at Alabama

    ESPN "Lane Kiffin said Sunday that he expects to return next season as Alabama's offensive coordinator. "I'd love to be back," Kiffin said. "We'll have a new set of challenges with a third year of a new quarterback and replacing a Heisman Trophy winner [Derrick Henry], just as we did with a..." December 27

  • Michigan State University's Mark Dantonio discusses 'double-talk' prepping for Alabama, being misidentified

    Alabama "Mark Dantonio said Wednesday that his Michigan State football team's offense will look a lot like it always has against Alabama — but different. "When you get ready for these games you don't want to go away from exactly who you are, because you've gotten to that point by being who you are,"..." December 23

  • Nick Saban on leaving Alabama: 'I don't see it ever happening'

    247 Sports "It seems like every offseason, Alabama head coach Nick Saban's name is mentioned for several top college and NFL openings across the country. That was the case when the Texas job became available, and it's happening again with the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching position possibly opening on the..." December 23

  • Coveted FCS QB Prukop to pick between Ducks, Tide on Monday

    Fox Sports - College Football "Montana State's star QB Dakota Prukop, who is expected to graduate this month and will be eligible to transfer and play immediately in 2016 — will decide between Oregon and Alabama on Monday afternoon, he told FOX Sports Sunday night. Prukop visited Oregon earlier this weekend and then took a..." December 14

  • Alabama's Henry runs off with Heisman victory

    ESPN "Hand it to Derrick Henry. Alabama's bulldozer of tailback with the super-sized workload won the 81st Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, capping a junior campaign that saw him rush for an SEC-record 1,986 yards -- previously held by 1982 Heisman winner Herschel Walker -- on 339 carries and score..." December 13

  • Former scout: Derrick Henry looks like fourth-round pick

    NFL.com "Derrick Henry didn't have to wait long Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards to collect the first of three prestigious honors he received at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, but his wait if available in the 2016 NFL Draft could be a much more protracted one. Former NFL..." December 12

  • Jeremy Pruitt expected to become Alabama defensive coordinator

    Alabama "Jeremy Pruitt is expected to return to Alabama to be the Crimson Tide's new defensive coordinator. It's "going to happen," a source told AL.com. The terms of the deal are not yet known. Pruitt would replace Kirby Smart, who was hired this week to be Georgia's new head coach. Pruitt returns..." December 11

  • Former First Coast star Chris Black to transfer from Alabama

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Alabama receiver Chris Black, a former First Coast High star, announced Monday night on Twitter that he is transferring. Black graduated last spring, although played sparingly during the season while battling a nagging ankle injury. The school announced last month that Black would miss the rest..." December 08

  • Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson are Heisman finalists

    USA Today "The Heisman Trophy race appears to be coming down to a choice among a player who does one thing extraordinarily well two other players who are exceptional in multiple ways. Alabama’s Derrick Henry leads the country in rushing with 1,986 yards, carries with 339 and rushing touchdowns with 23. He..." December 08

  • Kirby Smart officially named coach at Georgia

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Georgia announced the hiring of Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart as its new head coach Sunday. Smart coached Alabama's defense in the SEC Championship Game against Florida on Saturday and will reportedly coach Alabama in the College Football Playoff. The Tide play the Spartans on..." December 07

  • Clemson, Alabama, Michigan St., Oklahoma play for title

    CBS Sports "Three months of college football and six weeks of rankings are now in the books as we now know the four teams set to compete in for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Undefeated at 13-0, Clemson claimed the No. 1 spot and celebrated their tremendous season with 20,000 fans..." December 06

  • Derrick Henry breaks Herschel's SEC single-season rushing record

    CBS Sports "Alabama running back Derrick Henry has been in the mix for several of the game's biggest accolades here in the last weeks of the season, including Dennis Dodd's observation that the Crimson Tide back is running away with the Heisman Trophy. Well, Henry's case for the stiff-arm got a little bit..." December 06

  • Kirby Smart to play out season at Alabama before joining Georgia

    CBS Sports "Kirby Smart will stay at Alabama through the College Football Playoff process before heading to Georgia to become the Bulldogs' coach, Alabama color analyst Phil Savage told CBS Sports on Thursday. Savage cited “two people close to the program” as sources. Savage is also executive director of..." December 03

  • Kirby Smart will be named Georgia’s new football coach

    Dawg Nation "Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, Alabama’s Kirby Smart will become Georgia’s new football coach. An announcement could come as soon as Sunday or Monday. Smart, 39, is the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator. He worked at Alabama for the last nine years, helping it win three national..." December 02

  • Alabama one step closer to facing Oklahoma in Cotton Bowl after latest rankings

    Alabama "Nothing changed for Alabama in the penultimate College Football rankings released Tuesday. Alabama remained No.2 in the rankings and is still slated to face No. 3 Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. It would be a rematch of the 2014 Sugar Bowl that the Sooners won 45-31. Clemson remained No. 1 and..." December 01

  • Clemson is No. 1 in Big Ten-heavy penultimate Playoff ranking

    USA Today "Clemson maintained its five-week hold on the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff selection committee top 25 ranking, and the Big Ten is holding down the No. 4, 5 and 6 spots this week. The top four remained the same from last week, with Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3 and Iowa at No...." December 01

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