Alabama Rumors & News

  • Victorious Nick Saban calls out media for having Bama '6 feet under' after Ole Miss loss

    SB Nation "After Alabama lost to Ole Miss again this year, many people said the Crimson Tide's dynasty was over. Nick Saban would like to tell the media that he doesn't give a damn what they have to say. And that they were wrong. From ESPN: "I say the same thing as when y'all buried us last week," he..." October 06

  • Alabama opens as underdog to snap 72-game favored streak

    College Spun "Alabama hasn’t been an underdog since the 2009 college football season, when it faced – and defeated – the No. 1 Florida Gators in the SEC Championship. If you’re counting, that’s 72 games ago. But that streak could come to an end this weekend as the Crimson Tide head to Athens to take on Georgia...." September 28

  • Report: Lane Kiffin Will Not Be Fired, Despite Rumors

    College Spun "Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will reportedly not be fired, according to TMZ. The publication reportedly spoke with school director of communications Josh Maxson, who confirmed that Kiffin is still employed with the school. Maxson also reportedly denied to comment on any “stupid”..." September 25

  • Alabama kicker arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Gunner Raborn, the backup kicker, was arrested Thursday for DUI for a controlled substance. The University of Alabama Police Department made the arrest. He was released on $1,000 bond. " September 25

  • Rumors Spreading Lane Kiffin is a THOT; Slept With Saban’s Daughter

    Black Sports Online "Here is the thing about a rumor. You just never know. Remember it was a rumor that OBJ was sleeping with Amber Rose, he denied it, but it ended up being true. You saw what happened with the Redskins’ GM wife rumor. So, you can’t totally dismiss any of this, BUT a lot of it seems a bit..." September 24

  • Alabama WR Robert Foster out for season, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama got more bad news following its 43-37 at home to Ole Miss on Saturday. According to, Crimson Tide starting wide receiver Robert Foster will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a torn rotator cuff in the game." September 21

  • Georgia sent reports, photos to Bama ahead of Taylor's addition to team

    ESPN "A few weeks before fall classes began in 2014, University of Georgia deputy athletic director Dr. Carla Williams was summoned to campus police chief Jimmy Williamson's office. About three hours earlier, one of the most promising young players on the Bulldog football team -- defensive lineman..." September 20

  • Derrick Henry's decision to stay at Alabama paying dividends for all

    ESPN "On a cool afternoon in mid-December 2013, those closest to Derrick Henry gathered for an intervention of sorts. J.T. Medley had felt him slipping. The longtime middle and high school assistant coach and father figure to Henry knew he was lost at Alabama and feared he was about to make an..." September 17

  • Nick Saban says he could've won eight titles, might coach until 80

    Sporting News - NCAAF "With four national titles under his belt, Nick Saban's legacy is in good shape. But Alabama's head coach is far from satisfied. “I feel like we’ve had good enough teams to win eight (championships)," Saban told ESPN's Outside The Lines. "So I feel like we’ve failed four times — I’ve failed..." September 02

  • Former Alabama, UNLV RB Altee Tenpenny heads to FCS Nicholls State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Running back Altee Tenpenny is working on his third college football program in eight months. Nicholls State confirmed to Thursday that Tenpenny has joined its program after being dismissed from UNLV earlier this month for an undisclosed violation of team rules." August 28

  • Alabama WR Robert Foster dealing with sprained MCL, source says

    Alabama "Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster suffered a sprained MCL during the Tide's scrimmage last Saturday, according to a source. The redshirt sophomore, who was injured late in the scrimmage, has not missed any practice time while working through the injury. Following an off-day Sunday, Foster..." August 20

  • Alabama QB Jacob Coker to miss 'several days' with foot injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Alabama coach Nick Saban was frustrated with his quarterback situation following last Saturday’s scrimmage and that frustration likely was exacerbated today with the announcement that potential starting quarterback frontrunner Jacob Coker would miss time with a foot injury. “Jake Coker has a..." August 17

  • Sprained knee suffered by Alabama WR Robert Foster 'not serious,' sources say

    Alabama "The sprained knee Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster suffered during the Tide's scrimmage Saturday is "minor" and "not serious," according to multiple sources. Sources expressed confidence that Foster won't miss any games. Alabama begins its season against Wisconsin Sept. 5. The redshirt..." August 16

  • QB coach calls Alabama freshman ‘best 18 year old’ he’s ever been around

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s hard to take a comment like that lightly considering the source. According to Potter, Whitfield, Jr. has previously worked with Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Johnny Manziel – two of which were Heisman Trophy Award winners and all currently on NFL rosters. Is Whitfield, Jr. exaggerating? It’s..." August 15

  • Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny kicked off new team, per report

    Alabama "Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny, who announced in May his transfer destination, has already been kicked off his new team, according to a report. Tenpenny was kicked off UNLV's program for "breaking team rules," according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. He had announced his intention..." August 14

  • Former Alabama TE Corey McCarron transfers to school on 2015 Tide schedule

    Alabama "A name quite familiar with Alabama football departed after last season, but will be back in Tuscaloosa soon. Corey McCarron, the younger brother of AJ McCarron, left the Crimson Tide program after the 2014 season with another year of eligibility. After graduating in the spring, the tight..." August 10

  • Lane Kiffin on 2nd year with Alabama: 'There's still so many things to learn'

    The Score "Lane Kiffin isn't ready to move on from Tuscaloosa just yet. After helping lead Alabama to the Sugar Bowl in his first season as offensive coordinator under head coach Nick Saban, it's no surprise that Kiffin's name has surfaced as a potential candidate for coaching vacancies, including the..." August 09

  • Nick Saban: 'I'm opposed to an unauthorized biography'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban is not a fan of unauthorized biographies, whether they're written about him or anyone else. Unprompted by the media at a news conference Thursday, Saban used the floor to address the subject, which hits close to home, given the recent release of Monte Burke's book,..." August 08

  • Alabama 5-star RB Bo Scarbrough suspended four games by NCAA

    CBS Sports "Speaking after Alabama's first 2015 fall practice, coach Nick Saban announced that 5-star running back Bo Scarbrough has been suspended for the first four games of the season for what the coach described as an NCAA issue related to amateurism. Scarbrough, a redshirt freshman who is recovering..." August 07

  • Alabama Lands Commitment From 2017 4-Star RB Cam Akers

    College Spun "Clinton (Miss.) four-star running back Cam Akers has committed to Alabama over Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others." August 05

  • Nick Saban was 'not interested' in Texas job and 'never will be'

    Tuscaloosa News "Nick Saban coaches at Alabama. He traveled to Northwest Florida to speak to a booster club on Tuesday night. Talk of Saban and Texas can cross state lines freely. Saban offered slight detail about his agent Jimmy Sexton's conversations with Texas, saying Sexton called him “about 15 times” to..." July 29

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Texas AD Steve Patterson: We never made an offer to Nick Saban

    Larry Brown Sports "About two years ago, Nick Saban reportedly gave serious thought to coaching at Texas before signing a lucrative extension with Alabama. What was the offer from the Longhorns that had him thinking? According to Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, there wasn’t one. In a new book about..." July 23

  • New book details Nick Saban’s (agent’s) flirtation with Texas

    College Football Talk "I promise, this will be the last time I make reference to the old Nick Saban-to-Texas speculation. Probably. During the 2013 season, it was an open secret that Texas, even as Mack Brown was technically in place as head coach, was in lust with Nick Saban, with the Alabama coach’s agent, Jimmy..." July 22

  • Nick Saban responds to Plaxico Burress' comments

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban took a lot of flak last week following his comments about draft grades being a distraction to his players before their Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State, including from one of his former players, Plaxico Burress. Following the comments Burress took to his Twitter account. Burress tweeted..." July 20

  • SEC voters pick Auburn to win conference, Georgia, Alabama to win divisions

    ESPN "For the first time in more than two decades, the voters at SEC media days weren't unified on a divisional champion and overall champion. Georgia was the clear favorite among the voting media to win the East, and Alabama narrowly was chosen to win the West. The Auburn Tigers, however, were the..." July 16

  • Plaxico Burress rips Nick Saban for complaining about draft grades

    Larry Brown Sports "Plaxico Burress played for Nick Saban at Michigan State, and the former NFL wide receiver never got over Saban’s decision to leave the Spartans to take a job at LSU. So when Saban made headlines on Wednesday by complaining about NFL Draft grades, Burress had to make sure he got his two cents..." July 16

  • Nick Saban Says Some Alabama Players Played Not To Get Hurt During Sugar Bowl

    College Spun "Alabama head coach Nick Saban is on the dais at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. this morning. One of the topics Saban has touched on is the NFL’s calendar for delivering draft grades to college players. According to Saban, Alabama’s players received their draft grades on Dec. 15, and the timing..." July 15

  • Dismissed DL thanks Saban, wishes Bama waited

    ESPN "Former Georgia and Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor said Wednesday that he appreciated comments made by Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban at SEC media days. Saban said that he did not regret giving the player a second chance and that Taylor did not receive "due process" before he was..." July 15

  • Nick Saban wants Alabama QBs to 'take the bull by the horns,' win job

    CBS Sports "Alabama fans have a couple of known entities heading into the 2015 season. The defensive front should be nasty, Derrick Henry has the potential to be the SEC's best running back and the offensive line has a couple of massive anchors in Cam Robinson and Ryan Kelly. The biggest unknown for..." July 15

  • Lane Kiffin offered multiple jobs following Alabama success

    Gamedayr "Lane Kiffen is a complicated figure in college football. He has produced results on the field as an offensive coordinator but has also left multiple teams in disrepair after relatively brief head coaching stints. In 2014, Kiffen really seemed to hit his stride as the play caller in Alabama’s..." July 13

  • High school coach discusses ineligible Alabama signee DeSherrius Flowers' future plans

    Alabama "Instead of competing for carries behind Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake, DeSherrius Flowers will spend the fall carrying the ball for Jones County Junior College in Mississippi. A four-star freshman running back, Flowers was ruled ineligible by the NCAA in June due to a "recently discovered..." July 09

  • Former Alabama DB lands at JUCO, has eyes on Tide rival next

    Alabama "Less than a month after being dismissed from the Alabama football program, defensive back Jonathan Cook has a new home. The sophomore from Spanish Fort will be transferring to Garden City Community College in Kansas. That's the same junior college attended by former Auburn quarterback Nick..." July 07

  • Report: Alabama self-reports 13 bizarre NCAA violations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama self-reported 13 NCAA violations, from July 1, 2014, through June 30 of this year, according to a report obtained by Friday. While none of the violations were major, there were numerous bizarre NCAA rules broken by Crimson Tide coaches, student-athletes and recruits...." July 04

  • Kirby Smart says Alabama 'did not respect' Ohio State quarterbacks

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Kirby Smart believes Alabama learned a much-needed lesson after its 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals: Respect every player, no matter where they are listed on the scouting report. The Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator told 680 The Fan in Atlanta that the..." July 03

  • Report: Alabama, Florida State to open 2017 season in Atlanta

    CBS Sports "Well, I think we know what the most anticipated game of the first weekend of the 2017 season will be ... unless something drastically changes. Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the proposed game between Florida State and Alabama -- which has been in the works for a while --..." June 20

  • RB Desherrius Flowers not able to enroll at Alabama in fall

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Alabama is down a potential contributor in the backfield. The school said Wednesday that RB Desherrius Flowers would not be able to enroll for the fall semester for "a recently discovered initial eligibility issue." Flowers, a member of the class of 2015, came to Tuscaloosa in January and..." June 18

  • Oregon State WR Richard Mullaney tweets he'll transfer to Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama is poised to add some experienced receiving help in its bid to replace Amari Cooper. Only days after announcing he would transfer out of the Oregon State program, senior Beavers wide receiver Richard Mullaney tweeted Tuesday that he would play for the Crimson Tide this..." June 16

  • Ex-Alabama running back signs with junior college

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Alabama running back Tyren Jones signed with Hutchinson junior college on Monday. Jones, the former Walton star, was dismissed by Alabama coach Nick Saban after being arrested for marijuana possession this past spring. “We’ve been talking to Tyren for a long time,” Hutchinson coach..." June 16

  • Nick Saban not happy with new SEC 'serious misconduct' rule

    CBS Sports "During last week's SEC spring meetings, the biggest piece of news to emerge was probably the conference's decision to pass a new rule preventing transfers from entering the conference who were previously disciplined by another school for "serious misconduct." The SEC defined "serious..." June 05

  • Alabama lands commitment from 4-star lineman Netori Johnson

    Alabama "Alabama's football camp has yielded its second 2017 prospect of the day, as has confirmed offensive tackle Netori Johnson has committed to Alabama. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder from Ellenwood, Ga., pulled the trigger immediately after receiving his offer from Crimson Tide head coach Nick..." June 03

  • Nick Saban needs another Blake Sims, wants focus on team in 2015

    CBS Sports "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

    Alabama "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

    ESPN "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

    Alabama "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

    Alabama "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

    Alabama "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

    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

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