Alabama Rumors & News

  • Alabama Offer Scholarship to Eighth Grader

    Campus Sports "Per’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 "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. 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 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 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 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

  • Alabama commit now nation's No. 1 prospect

    Alabama "The 247Sports composite rankings - which compiles rankings of 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN - has a new No. 1 prospect, and he's been committed to Alabama for nearly a year. Najee Harris, a running back from Antioch, Calif., is now the nation's top prospect, passing IMG Academy and Baton..." February 23

  • Former Alabama staffer reportedly joining Auburn staff

    Alabama "Patrick Suddes is heading back to the state where his career started. Arizona State's director of recruiting has accepted a job as Auburn's director of player personnel, according to multiple reports. Suddes previously served one season at Texas in 2013 as the director of player personnel and..." February 18

  • Kentucky loses co-DC Derrick Ansley to Alabama

    The Score "Derrick Ansley was expected to assume expanded duties on Kentucky's coaching staff in 2016, but instead he's headed to Alabama. Ansley, who served as the Wildcats' secondary coach last season but was promoted to co-defensive coordinator afterward, has been named the defensive backs coach for..." February 11

  • Could 2017 be a historic recruiting year in Alabama and Mobile?

    Alabama "The 2017 recruiting cycle could prove historic in the state of Alabama. The state boasts more players who are likely to sign with FBS programs than ever before, according to recruiting analyst John Garcia Jr. "We say this every year, but the talent is more recognizable and more..." February 10

  • Scout Names Alabama Commit Najee Harris No. 1 Recruit In Class Of 2017

    College Spun "In the class of 2016, all four major recruiting websites named Michigan-bound defensive tackle Rashan Gary their No. 1 ranked recruit. Things are a bit more interesting in the class of 2017. 247Sports and ESPN have Dylan Moses atop their rankings, while Scout has named running back Najee Harris,..." February 10

  • 4-Star OT Netori Johnson Decommits From Alabama

    College Spun "With National Signing Day behind us, it’s now time for the 2017 recruiting cycle to take center stage. Players can now begin to make final preparations for their moment in the spotlight. On Friday, one of those players was four-star offensive tackle Netori Johnson, who announced his decision..." February 08

  • 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

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