Alabama Rumors & News

  • Nick Saban needs another Blake Sims, wants focus on team in 2015 "It has become a favorite story for Nick Saban to tell on the speaking circuit. A young boy -- maybe eight years old -- approached the Alabama coach to sign a ball following last year's spring game. Kid: “Do we have anybody else who can play quarterback besides Blake Sims.” Saban:..." May 27

  • Nick Saban suggests 'either have bowl games or have playoffs,' not both "A year ago, this was all brand new. Everyone had theories for how the first College Football Playoff would go, but nobody knew exactly how it would work. Now there's at least a year of results, experience and reviews. Alabama coach Nick Saban had a few concerns entering the new postseason..." May 14

  • Crimson Tide open to adding ex-Irish QB Everett Golson, source says "Alabama would take former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson if he decided to transfer to the Crimson Tide, a source said Wednesday. Alabama was one of 10 schools Golson gave to Notre Dame's compliance office as a potential place to play his final year. However, Alabama is skeptical that SEC..." May 14

  • Former Alabama QB expected to join Florida "Luke Del Rio is reportedly set to return to the SEC after a brief stop in the Pac-12. The ex-Alabama quarterback is expected to enroll at Florida this summer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, Del Rio joined Alabama as a walk-on in..." May 13

  • Nick Saban says what he 'feared' about College Football Playoff came true "A year ago, this was all brand new. Everyone had theories for how the first College Football Playoff would go, but nobody knew exactly how it would work. Now there's at least a year of results, experience and reviews. Alabama coach Nick Saban had a few concerns entering the new postseason..." May 13

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Local quarterback to join Alabama as preferred walk-on "Tuscaloosa County quarterback Seth Franks has accepted an invitation to join Alabama as a preferred walk-on, his coach, Lee Gibson, confirmed Wednesday night. Ranked by Rivals as a two-star prospect, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound Franks threw for a little more than 2,000 yards last season with 20..." May 07

  • Altee Tenpenny announces transfer destination after leaving Alabama "A few months after leaving Alabama, former Crimson Tide running back Altee Tenpenny has a new home. Using his Instagram account, Tenpenny announced he was transferring to UNLV. His account is private but followed by more than 7,600 followers. The caption on the photo of an UNLV fan holding a..." May 05

  • QB Blake Sims pens letter to Alabama, Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "When Alabama fans and media were focused on Florida State transfer Jacob Coker last spring as the potential starting quarterback for the Tide, coach Nick Saban often warned that Blake Sims shouldn’t be overlooked. And for that, Sims was grateful. The departed senior, who started one season..." May 05

  • Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones arrested on domestic violence charges "Alabama senior cornerback Cyrus Jones was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with third-degree domestic violence criminal mischief and third-degree domestic violence harassment." April 29

  • Trey DePriest explains Braxton Miller's multiple visits to Alabama "Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller's visits to Tuscaloosa had nothing to do with potential interest in transferring to Alabama, ex-Tide linebacker Trey DePriest, an Ohio native who is close friends with Miller, said during a phone interview Thursday. Author Ray Glier posted a tweet..." April 24

  • Nick Saban says satellite camps are 'ridiculous'

    Yahoo! Sports "Add Alabama’s Nick Saban to the list of SEC coaches who aren’t pleased with Big Ten coaches working at satellite camps in the South. Michigan unveiled its “Football Summer Swarm Tour” last week that includes appearances at nine camps in seven states from June 4-12. One stop is right in Saban’s..." April 23

  • Braxton Miller reportedly has visited Alabama three times

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors have been circulating the past 24 hours about Braxton Miller potentially transferring to Alabama, and there is additional information supporting that rumor. Over the past few days, radio host/SEC media personality Paul Finebaum has reported that there is a chance Miller transfers to..." April 23

  • 4-Star OL Chris Owens Commits To Alabama

    College Spun "Alabama added a four-star recruit to its 2016 class minutes ago when Arlington (Tex.) Lamar offensive guard Chris Owens announced his commitment on Twitter. " April 22

  • Nick Saban downplays talk of Braxton Miller to Alabama, but leaves door open

    Sporting News - NCAAF "While Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't comment on the rumors that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller may transfer to Tuscaloosa, the four-time national champion coach didn't shut the door on them, either. Speaking in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday with the Crimson Caravan, Saban addressed..." April 22

  • Alabama chancellor considered dropping UAB football in 2008 "The University of Alabama at Birmingham, which recently dropped football, considered cutting the sport back in 2008 and moving to the Missouri Valley Conference, Atlantic 10 or forming a new league, according to an internal document obtained by The 20-page document is a revised..." April 21

  • Georgia State to receive $2.55 million from future games with Alabama, Auburn

    College Football Talk "Georgia State has a long way to go to compete with a number of high-profile programs, so for now cashing checks from those big time football powers is the only way to go. Georgia State has added a pair of SEC foes to the future schedules, with a nice guaranteed check attached to each. According..." April 11

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough proclaims his knee surgery a success

    College Football Talk "The latest in the Bo Scarbrough Chronicles saw the Alabama running back Tweeting Sunday he was set to undergo surgery on a knee he injured during a Friday scrimmage. Scarbrough went under the knife Tuesday, proclaiming the surgery to repair his torn ACL a success. (Although, if you stop and..." April 09

  • Taylor pleads not guilty in domestic case

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonathan Taylor finally got a day in court. It wasn’t much. The former Georgia and Alabama defensive tackle simply entered a not guilty plea Tuesday at his arraignment on felony domestic violence charges. But his lawyer, Kim Stephens of Athens, is looking forward to telling Taylor’s side of the..." April 07

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough set to undergo knee surgery "Alabama freshman running back Bo Scarbrough will undergo knee surgery Monday morning, Scarbrough announced on Twitter Sunday night. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Scarbrough suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament toward the end of the Tide's scrimmage Friday, according to a source. Rated by..." April 06

  • Ex-Alabama DL Dee Liner transferring to Arkansas State "Dee Liner, the former Alabama defensive lineman, will continue his career at the FBS level, announcing his intentions to transfer to Arkansas State. Liner appeared in only four games in two seasons with the Crimson Tide, recording four tackles, but apparently left on good terms. "Officially..." April 06

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough suffers knee injury in practice "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough suffered a knee injury in Friday's practice. What's not known as of now is the severity of the injury. "You've got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don't speculate on these kind of injuries," Nick Saban said. "We'll see, and we'll let you know when..." April 04

  • Saban: Dismissed DT Jonathan Taylor won't be reinstated "Alabama won't be welcoming dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor back to the football program even after his accuser recanted her story, which led to his arrest on a domestic violence charge, to the Tuscaloosa police. The woman initially told police an argument with Taylor had become..." April 03

  • Jonathan Taylor's lawyer hopes Alabama reinstates client after accuser recants "With a court date looming in Georgia, these are complicated times for Jonathan Taylor's legal matters. Set to be arraigned Tuesday in Athens, Ga., on felony charges dating back to 2014 a domestic violence arrest, the former Alabama football player's Tuscaloosa case took a turn Wednesday. Three..." April 02

  • Jonathan Taylor accuser recants story, charges to be reviewed "The female accuser in the altercation that led to former Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor being arrested on domestic violence charges Saturday has recanted her accusations, according to a release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Taylor, who was dismissed from Alabama's team Sunday..." April 01

  • Alabama dismisses Tyren Jones following marijuana arrest

    Saturday Down South "Alabama head coach Nick Saban didn’t wait long to cut ties with tailback Tyren Jones after his arrest for marijuana possession Tuesday morning. Saban announced just hours after the arrest that Jones had been dismissed from the team, marking the second Crimson Tide player to earn a dismissal in..." April 01

  • Nick Saban confirms serious knee injury for Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims "Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday that sophomore wide receiver Cam Sims suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Saturday, an injury that will require surgery and could sideline Sims for the entire upcoming season. "It'll be a lot of hard work for him to get back at..." March 31

  • Suspended Alabama football player Tyren Jones arrested "Suspended Alabama running back Tyren Jones was arrested Tuesday for possession of marijuana. A Tuscaloosa police report states Jones was in a car stopped on 10th Avenue with the smell of marijuana. Officers found digital scales in the Dodge Challenger belonging to Brandon Lee Hansberry, who was..." March 31

  • Alabama's Nick Saban not sorry for giving Jonathan Taylor an opportunity

    The Score "Alabama head coach Nick Saban met with the media Monday for the first time since news broke on the weekend that defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor had been dismissed from the program following his second domestic violence arrest in under a year. "I'm not sorry for giving him an opportunity,"..." March 31

  • Former Alabama teammate 'shocked' by Jonathan Taylor arrest, says violence can't be condoned "There wasn't much time for Ryan Kelly to be Jonathan Taylor's teammate. It lasted less than four months, and exactly five Alabama spring practices. Kelly, a fifth-year senior center, said some teammates were unaware of Taylor's past until it was thrust back into the headlines Saturday. But his..." March 31

  • Alabama dismisses DL Jonathan Taylor after domestic violence arrest "Jonathan Taylor, the defensive lineman who was dismissed from Georgia following a domestic violence arrest only to enroll at Alabama in January amid controversy, was arrested Saturday on charges of domestic violence and criminal mischief. Alabama and Nick Saban reacted Sunday, dismissing Taylor..." March 30

  • Bama's Geno Smith arrested for DUI "Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website. It marks the second such charge for Smith, a senior from Atlanta who was arrested in August 2013 and subsequently..." March 29

  • Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor arrested on domestic violence charges "Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was arrested Saturday night and charged with domestic violence third degree assault and domestic violence third degree criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the..." March 29

  • Former Alabama player Brent Calloway arrested "Former Alabama player Brent Calloway was arrested during the weekend and charged with felony unlawful possession of dangerous drugs and second degree possession of marijuana, according to the Florence Police Department. Dismissed from Alabama in 2013, Calloway was most recently pursuing a..." March 25

  • Alabama offers Clemson TE commit J.C. Chalk, grandson of Gene Stallings "Gene Stallings led Alabama to the 1992 national championship. Now, Alabama coaches are hoping his grandson will join the Crimson Tide and help add to its championship legacy. J.C. Chalk, a 3-star tight end recruit from Argyle, Texas, told Bleacher Report that he was offered by Alabama earlier..." March 18

  • Alabama to simplify things for QBs as Jacob Coker adds comfort, confidence in Year 2 "Quarterback competitions were rare in Nick Saban's first six seasons. The closest race may have been AJ McCarron over Phillip Sims in 2011 and the job was locked away three seasons. Now the Crimson Tide has its second in as many years with another set of circumstances. Last spring, Blake Sims..." March 18

  • Alabama football players plan safe spring break, but 'can't go around walking in fear' "The spotlight is nothing new for Alabama football players. Neither is the wild scene on the Gulf of Mexico for spring break. And after Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was jumped along with a few teammates in Panama City Beach, Fla., a message about safety was relayed to Crimson Tide..." March 16

  • Gus Malzahn thinks rule proposal on linemen downfield 'takes the creativity out of the game' "Gus Malzahn has taken a public stand against proposed rule changes two offseasons in a row. First, it was the controversial 10-second rule that dominated the conversation last spring. Now, it's the rules proposal the NCAA Football Rules Committee passed in February that would reduce the..." March 05

  • Alabama Signees Adonis Thomas, Damien Harris Vow To “Bring The Dynasty Back” On Twitter

    College Spun "Alabama football certainly is not down – the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in this past year’s College Football Playoff before losing to Ohio State. But the program has gone two years without winning the national title, so it’s fair to say that Alabama is no longer a “dynasty” in the true sense..." March 01

  • Another spring, another question about Alabama’s starting quarterback

    College Football Talk "Few teams have the luxury of simply reloading during the spring in the transition from one year to the next like Alabama. Years of top-notch recruiting have allowed Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide to focus on restacking the deck rather than rebuilding on a regular basis. Alabama is still one of..." February 17

  • Alabama athletics reports $33 million operating surplus in 2013-14 as football drives huge revenue "Expenses and revenues continue to grow for Alabama athletics, and the school again finished with a surplus in fiscal 2013-14, according to a financial report submitted to the NCAA in January. According to the documents obtained by, Alabama's athletics generated 33,050,145 more than it..." February 17

  • Alabama running back Tyren Jones suspended indefinitely "Alabama already had a reserve running back transfer this offseason. Now, another member of the backfield is in trouble. Tyren Jones was suspended indefinitely Tuesday for "conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program," coach Nick Saban said in a statement from UA media..." February 10

  • Alabama locks up the No. 1 recruiting class "Alabama has secured the No. 1 class in the country, according to the Composite Rankings, in the 2015 recruiting cycle. It was early in the afternoon on National Signing Day when 247Sports was able to crown Alabama the recruiting national champions for 2015, the fifth-straight year..." February 04

  • Ohio State lands four-star OT Isaiah Prince over Alabama, Maryland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's hard to imagine Urban Meyer could be having a better day. After earning a signature from four-star wide receiver K.J. Hill of North Little Rock, Ark., earlier in the morning of National Signing Day, Meyer closed on the second elite prospect of the day when four-star offensive tackle..." February 04

  • Richie Petitbon signs with Alabama

    Washington Post "For the third straight year, Alabama has reeled in one of the area’s — and nation’s — top lineman. Gonzaga blocker Richie Petitbon served as the local prize for the 2015 recruiting class, as he signed with the Crimson Tide during a Wednesday ceremony at school some 10 months after he initially..." February 04

  • 5-star CB Minkah Fitzpatrick confirms decision to sign with Alabama "Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 5-star recruit who has been committed to Alabama since last April, confirmed on Tuesday that he will sign with the Crimson Tide on Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is ranked as the No. 30 overall player nationally, No. 5 cornerback and No. 1 prospect in New Jersey. Alabama held..." February 03

  • Former top recruit Dee Liner announces he's transferring from Alabama "With a stacked depth chart returning and Dee Liner on the outside looking in, the former top recruit from Muscle Shoals will take his talent elsewhere. The rising junior announced his departure from Alabama on Monday morning via Twitter. Liner went on to thank coach Nick Saban, but added..." February 02

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  • Nick Saban not rushing to fill coaching jobs, discusses Lance Thompson's move to Auburn "A year ago, Alabama moved swiftly to replace a few assistant football coaching jobs. This time, they're taking a more deliberate approach. A week after Kevin Steele left for LSU and Lance Thompson took the Auburn linebackers job, the Crimson Tide have yet to hire replacements for the two..." January 21

  • Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson arrested on domestic violence charge

    Tuscaloosa News "A linebacker for the University of Alabama was arrested early Tuesday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Ryan Anderson is accused of kicking a woman’s vehicle during an argument at an off-campus residence late Monday night, Tuscaloosa Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley stated in a..." January 20