Alabama Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Responding to report, Saban says Kiffin is 'committed to us right now' "For Alabama fans nervous that Lane Kiffin may be one-and-done as the team's offensive coordinator, Nick Saban's comments to the media Tuesday may be encouraging ... and may also not be encouraging enough. Speaking to the media at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, Saban said Kiffin is "committed to us..." January 20

  • Report: RB Altee Tenpenny to transfer from Alabama "Altee Tenpenny arrived at Alabama as one of the class of 2013's highest-rated running back recruits, a consensus four-star ranked No. 53 in the overall compsite top 247. But Tenpenny was, of course, only one of many highly-ranked running back recruits to enroll at Alabama that year ... and..." January 19

  • Alabama wide receiver target K.J. Hill decommits from Arkansas "On the weekend of his official visit to Alabama, North Little Rock, Ark., wide receiver K.J. Hill announced that he was withdrawing his commitment from Arkansas. Hill, a 6-foot, 188-pound receiver rated as a 4-star recruit in the 247Sports composite, had been committed to Arkansas since last..." January 19

  • Report: Alabama RB Tenpenny & TE Faciane no longer with program

    College Football Talk "Two members of Alabama’s offense are no longer associated with the program. According to a report from, running back Altee Tenpenny and tight end Malcolm Faciane are no longer a part of the program, nor are either expected to be on the roster in 2015. The reasons for the players..." January 19

  • Alabama's Reggie Ragland, Jarran Reed returning for senior seasons

    SI - College Football "Alabama linebacker Reggie Raglan and defensive lineman Jarran Reed will return to school for their senior seasons, the school announced on Thursday. Over 13 games (and 12 starts) this season, Ragland recorded 95 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one quarterback hurry and three fumble..." January 16

  • LSU names Alabama LB coach Kevin Steele new defensive coordinator "LSU has named Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele the Tigers' new defensive coordinator, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A 56-year-old coaching veteran with two previous stints as an FBS defensive play-caller, Steele replaces his good friend John Chavis, who recently left LSU's..." January 13

  • Gus Malzahn downplays NFL rumors by saying he's focused on Auburn's future "The name of Gus Malzahn has come up several times in the last two years as a potential NFL coaching target. For starters, the Cleveland Browns reportedly had interest in the Auburn head coach, and the NFL Network reported earlier this year that the Miami Dolphins might have been interested if..." January 12

  • Five-star RB Damien Harris commits to Alabama "Damien Harris, five-star running back from Madison Southern High School in Berea, Ky., announced his commitment on Friday to the University of Alabama. He had trimmed a big list of suitors to the Tide, Kentucky and Ohio State. He is the sixth five-star to commit to Alabama in the 2015 class...." January 10

  • Bama's Landon Collins to enter draft "Alabama junior safety Landon Collins plans to leave school early and declare for the NFL draft, according to his mother, April Justin. Yahoo! Sports earlier reported the news, citing sources." January 08

  • Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor set to join Alabama Crimson Tide "Jonathan Taylor will get his next chance to play major college football at the University of Alabama, a source has confirmed to BamaOnline and TideSports reported late Tuesday night that Taylor was expected to enroll at Alabama and begin classes this week, but BamaMag reached Taylor and..." January 07

  • Alabama lands surprise commitment from 5-star cornerback Kendall Sheffield "Alabama went 2-for-2 on an excellent recruiting day in St. Petersburg Friday, hauling in a pair of five-star prospects. Cornerback Kendall Sheffield announced his commitment to Alabama in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game. Earlier in the game, Shades Valley defensive..." January 03

  • Saban not looking for NFL return "Alabama coach Nick Saban has no interest in trying his hand again in the NFL. Saban said Tuesday at Sugar Bowl media day in New Orleans that he is not a candidate for any of the coaching vacancies that opened Monday around the league, including the New York Jets' job. Jets coach Rex Ryan was..." December 30

  • What Ohio State needs to do to contain Amari Cooper

    USA Today "When preparing to face the best receiver in college football, opposing coaches try to answer a nearly impossible question. How do you stop — or at the very least, slow — Alabama's Amari Cooper? "The ideal way to defend him is a pouring rainstorm, winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour," Ohio State..." December 30

  • Lane Kiffin: I would have paid Nick Saban for this chance at Alabama

    Fox Sports "Lane Kiffin would like you to know that contrary to public perception, Nick Saban does have a sense of humor. In fact, he said, at one point this season the Alabama head coach joked to his offensive coordinator: “’How did you get higher on the ‘Most Hated’ list than I did?’ He might have been mad..." December 29

  • Tuscaloosa K-12 School Announces Students Will Have 2 Days Off If Alabama Plays In National Championship

    College Spun "Students attending the Tuscaloosa Academy now have extra incentive to root for their beloved Alabama football team against Ohio State Jan. 1. If the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide defeat the No. 4-ranked Buckeyes in their College Football Playoff semifinal game in New Orleans, the Tuscaloosa..." December 20

  • Tennessee lands former Alabama RB Alvin Kamara

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Alabama running back Alvin Kamara has landed at Tennessee. The Vols announced they had signed Kamara, a former four-star prospect, out of Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College. Kamara spent the 2013 season at Alabama, but never saw the field. He was suspended twice and left home from..." December 18

  • Why Wasn't Alabama's Blake Sims A Heisman Finalist? "For all practical purposes, the modern college football climate demands that the Heisman award go to the best or favorite quarterback in the country. So matter who is invited to New York—this year it's Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, and Alabama wideout Amari Cooper—it's..." December 13

  • Alabama's Lane Kiffin expects Amari Cooper to enter 2015 draft "Add Lane Kiffin to the list of college football coaches that have all but waved goodbye to a star underclassman whom they expect to declare early eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft. The Alabama offensive coordinator thinks the College Football Playoff will be his last chance to work with junior..." December 11

  • Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be joined by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday night in New York City. Mariota has been the betting favorite to win the award for most of the season's..." December 09

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Shane Ray ejected for targeting "Missouri standout defensive end Shane Ray was ejected for targeting early in the second quarter of the SEC championship game against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday. Ray's helmet and hands appeared to hit Alabama quarterback Blake Sims' facemask as Sims was in a prone position after releasing a..." December 07

  • Fight at Alabama - Auburn party ends when guy pulls a gun

    Busted Coverage "How do fights at Alabama-Auburn parties end? At least one party Saturday night ended when some redneck pulled a gun on another redneck who wanted to whoop some ass. According to Ashton Poellnitz, who admits he was “abt drunk,” this all went down in Piedmont, Alabama and the guy in the car pulled..." December 02

  • Amari Cooper owns every major Alabama receiving record

    Fox Sports - College Football "Every college football fan's aware that Alabama wide receiver and probable Heisman Trophy candidate Amari Cooper is a beast. But with the season he's had, it's worth taking a moment to pause and reflect on all Cooper's accomplished. That's what one thoughtful Reddit user did this morning,..." December 02

  • Unpopular Lane Kiffin turning into brilliant hire by Nick Saban

    New York Post "The hire was as stunning as it was unpredictable. The buttoned-down Nick Saban bringing in a controversial figure like Lane Kiffin, fresh off his failure in USC, to be his offensive coordinator. The move surprised the college football world. Even Alabama athletic director Bill Battle was caught..." December 01

  • Nebraska fires coach Bo Pelini "Despite finishing with a 9-3 record in 2014, coach Bo Pelini lost two of the team's final three games and was fired by Nebraska on Sunday morning. The Huskers dropped those two games -- to Big Ten West contenders Wisconsin and Minnesota -- and subsequently fell out contention for a berth in the..." December 01

  • Amari Cooper likely to become Alabama’s first Biletnikoff winner

    College Football Talk "And then there were three. The competition for the Biletnikoff Award is down to three of the nation’s top wide receivers. Alabama’s Amari Cooper is the lone player from a College Football Playoff contender in the running, although that should not diminish the accomplishments of two others up for..." November 26

  • The Iron Bowl that launched Saban's Alabama dynasty, five years later

    Fox Sports - College Football "k some of Alabama's most prominent football alums what they believe to be the moment that launched Nick Saban's dynasty, and you're bound to get a few different answers. Quarterback Greg McElroy mentioned the 2007 Independence Bowl; in Saban's first year, the team used 15 practices before the..." November 26

  • Western Carolina coach fires back at Kirk Herbstreit

    Sporting News - NCAAF "This past college football Saturday may not have been the most competitive, but there were still good moments. Florida State received quite the scare against Boston College but the rest of the teams took care of business easily. One College GameDay, Kirk Herbstreit made comments that this is..." November 25

  • Two key Alabama offensive players are 'questionable' for Iron Bowl with knee injuries "Two days after a long line of Alabama starters left the homecoming game with injuries, the concern moving forward surrounds two offensive players. Nick Saban mentioned only tight end Brian Vogler and ArDarius Stewart by name as players who are "most questionable" for the 6:45 p.m. Saturday..." November 24

  • Nick Saban: Will Muschamp 'did a really good job' at Florida

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida announced on Sunday that coach Will Muschamp will not be back next season. The Gators went 4-8 last season and are currently 5-4. On Monday, athletic director Jeremy Foley expressed the program's need to bring in a head coach that can spark the offense. As the Gators begin to..." November 20

  • 4-star P.J. Blue on meeting Nick Saban: 'It was almost like talking to God' "Meeting Nick Saban and getting to spend one-on-one time with him was a mythical experience for P.J. Blue. "It was almost like talking to God," Blue said. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior athlete from Jemison High School said as a kid he never envisioned he'd get a chance to meet people like..." November 18

  • Nick Saban still isn’t sure how much RB T.J. Yeldon will play

    College Football Talk "A sprained ankle isn’t going to keep Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon from playing in the biggest game of the year against the No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs. But the injury may limit Yeldon’s participation in the contest. The Crimson Tide’s starting tailback originally injured..." November 15

  • CBS has to take the Egg Bowl instead of the Iron Bowl because it shows Alabama too often

    USA Today "College football fans probably know that Alabama tends to play on CBS most weeks. Well, the Southeastern Conference’s schedule-makers noticed, too. When CBS decided to pick up Saturday’s game between No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama, it unofficially gave up rights to the Iron Bowl..." November 12

  • LSU AD apologizes for 'profane' chant at Nick Saban during Alabama game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A tense and great night for football between SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama was nearing the end Saturday night when a small portion of the capacity crowd put a black mark on the night. With action stopped, a small group which sounded primarily like the student section began chanting 'F___ you..." November 11

  • Someone voted Tide receiver Amari Cooper for Alabama governor

    Fox Sports "Tuesday is Alabama's general election. Among other posts, citizens are voting for governor. The two heavyweights on the ballot for that job are Democrat Parker Griffith -- a former Army reservist doctor and member of the House of Representatives -- and incumbent Republican Robert..." November 04

  • Alabama running back Tyren Jones suspended "Alabama running back Tyren Jones wasn't seen at practice Tuesday and is "suspended for now," coach Nick Saban said. Saban did not provide any details on the nature of the suspension. "If Tyren Jones does what he's supposed to, maybe he'll be back sometime soon," Saban said after Tuesday's..." October 29

  • Alabama freshman Cam Robinson out for 'couple weeks,' per report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The No. 16-ranked LSU and No. 3-ranked Alabama are on a bye this week, but the two SEC West powerhouses will meet in primetime in Baton Rouge at Tiger Stadium on Nov. 8. Though, the Crimson Tide could be without Louisiana native Cam Robinson, who has started every game this season at left..." October 28

  • Crimson Tide Foundation bought Saban home for $3.1 million "Nick and Terry Saban's current home was bought for $3.1 million by the Crimson Tide Foundation in March 2013, reported Monday. The Crimson Tide Foundation is a private, donor-funded nonprofit dedicated to supporting Alabama athletics. Its assistant secretary, Scott Phelps, told" October 27

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