Alabama Football Headlines (Today)
- Alabama Football Headlines (Today)
SEC Spring Game Recap: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri
- The Crimson Tide is coming off of an SEC title and playoff appearance, but it lost a lot of key players from a year ago. Blake Sims , Amari Cooper , T.J. Yeldon , Trey DePriest , Cyrus Jones , and more are not going to be back in Tuscaloosa in the fall.
A-Day gives fans new reasons to panic
- With the conclusion of another A-Day game in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide put a wrap on its 2015 spring practice, thus opening the door for rampant speculation in the months between now and fall camp. Both supporters and detractors will look at last Saturday's scrimmage game and become engrossed in the discussion concerning Bama's strengths and weaknesses.
Kamara eager to provide boost to Tennessee's running game
- Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is ready to make the most of his return to the Southeastern Conference. While so many of Tennessee's top returning players have been sidelined or limited by injuries during spring practice, Kamara has received plenty of attention as a junior-college transfer making a positive first impression. ''Not everybody gets to do this,'' Kamara said. The Volunteers are counting on Kamara and Jalen Hurd to provide versatility to their running game.
Why you shouldn't worry about Alabama's QB battle: Lane Kiffin's got this
offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin celebrates as ArDarius Stewart catches a TD pass from Blake Barnett during A-Day on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
. Did you watch the doomsday scenario play out Saturday in Tuscaloosa? Did you see Alabama
's five quarterbacks combine to throw six interceptions during the A-Day Game? Did you hear Nick Saban say afterward that he could play quarterback better than some of those guys? One word of advice, Chicken Little: Breathe.
Coker delivers top QB performance in Alabama spring game
coach Nick Saban doesn't think it's fair to pass judgment on his quarterbacks based on the spring game. Jake Coker was easily the most productive of the Crimson Tide passers on Saturday in his second bid to win the starting job after transferring from Florida State last summer. He led the White team featuring the first-team offense to a 27-14 win over the defense-led Crimson before 65,157 fans. Saban said Coker and Alec Morris had a big advantage in playing with the starting offense, with the Tide rebuilding depth after losing nine starters.
Breaking down Alabama's top three position battles
quarterback Jacob Coker works through drills at the sixth spring football
practice, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Huntfirstname.lastname@example.org While the competitions will extend into fall camp, clear leaders have emerged for some of Alabama
's starting positions that were open at the beginning of spring practice last month.
Alabama A-Day 2015: Fans avoid the rain, hit the Quad and Walk of Champions before kickoff
- The weather took it easy on Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday afternoon, as several thousand fans descended upon Tuscaloosa for a little spring football
fans hit the Walk of Champions, Quad and other parts of campus prior to A-Day kickoff at 2 p.m. They enjoyed autographs with former Tide great and Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots Dont'a Hightower.
An A-Day Primer: Six Points of Interest
- While many expect Alabama
to "reload" in 2015, there are questions to be answered. Who will replace Amari Cooper and Blake Sims? Likely candidates to start in the secondary? Who is the number three at running back? Many questions to answer, indeed.
Jumbo Package: Thursday 16 April 2015
- "It's definitely something the secondary takes personally," Jones said. "We have a point to prove, and that's why we're going out there - and those guys out there are working hard right now to come out and try to prove their point when it's time to get back there on the field.
Alabama spring game: Five things to watch
- Auburn's Car Lawson is looking to get back to the high level of play he exhibited last spring before he tore his ACL. The battle between LSU's Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris to claim the starting QB job will be the most scrutinized story of the spring game.
The Dark-Horse Contender in Alabama's 2015 Quarterback Race
- 't been too much focus on the quarterback race so far. Especially not as much as there was last year, when AJ The Crimson Tide have had plenty of other problems to worry about, like the other eight starters they'll be replacing on offense, the three arrests and two subsequent dismissals, or the two long-term knee injuries to key players.
Alabama spring football
- The SEC Network's '2015 Spring Football
Tour' takes a look at Alabama
's preparations for the season.
Cowboys 2015 Draft Targets: Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon
- Because there has been such a high correlation in recent years between the top collegians invited to Valley Ranch for pre-draft visits and who the Cowboys end up drafting, it's important to know as much as possible about these players. As a service to you, BTB offers a series of detailed scouting reports on these players, compiled from the work of top draft analysts.
Urban Meyer's contract extended through 2020 season
- Meyer can pair Ohio State's national championship with a hefty contract extension that will make him the second-highest paid coach in college football
. Meyer was rewarded Monday with an extension through the 2020 season. He said in a statement Monday he is ''honored'' to ''represent this great university.'' Meyer has led Ohio State to a 38-3 record and is 24-0 in Big Ten regular-season play. ''Our young men continue to thrive under his leadership, whether on the playing field where they are national champions, through life skills pursuits ... internships and job fairs, and academically through program-wide efforts to monitor the progress of every student-athlete, which has helped the team achieve its highest graduation success rate at 78 percent,'' Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said.
Chance Warmack 'can't wait to see' Alabama's 'next generation' at A-Day
- Tennessee Titans left guard Chance Warmack has been on the field for all but three of the NFL team's offensive snaps over the past two seasons. The Tennessee Titans start their offseason program on April 20. But Chance Warmack , the Titans' right guard, was looking ahead to something else on Sunday night - Alabama
's A-Day .
Report: Colts Worked Out Alabama Safety Nick Perry
- The Indianapolis Colts have two projected starting safeties in veterans Mike Adams and Dwight Lowery , but that doesn't mean that they aren't looking to add more competition at the position and, if nothing else, add a younger player to develop. As such, they're certainly looking into the safeties in the draft, and according to the National Football
Post's Aaron Wilson, the team worked out an Alabama
Rattlers coach Kevin Guy believes in rookie kicker Jeremy Shelley
- Coach Kevin Guy believes in his kicker, despite missing two field-goal tries that were both returned for touchdowns in the Rattlers' 70-53 loss to the Las Vegas Outlaws. Rattlers coach Kevin Guy believes in rookie kicker Jeremy Shelley Coach Kevin Guy believes in his kicker, despite missing two field-goal tries that were both returned for touchdowns in the Rattlers' 70-53 loss to the Las Vegas Outlaws.
Five things to watch in South Carolina's spring game
- Roughly half of the 127 FBS coaches 47.2 percent are under the age of 50. Among the Power 5 conferences, 43.1 percent are in their 30s and 40s. Saturday's Grove Bowl at Ole Miss comes with a lot of questions for a Rebels team that expects to compete for an SEC Western Division title in 2015.
2015 NFL Draft: Shane Ray Vs. Alvin Dupree
- Sep 27, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray gives chase to South Carolina Gamecocks running back Mike Davis during the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Missouri wins in the final minutes 21-20 over South Carolina.
Former Alabama, Georgia player Taylor enters not guilty plea
- Jonathan Taylor wants to put his troubled past behind him and earn a third chance to play major college football
. The former Alabama
and Georgia defensive tackle has been arrested three times since March 14 - twice on domestic abuse charges, though the accuser in Taylor's latest incident recanted her allegations and the other case is still pending resolution. Taylor, 21, entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment Tuesday in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court on felony assault and misdemeanor battery charges. Judge Patrick Haggard told Taylor and attorney Kim Stephens that a status conference is scheduled June 30 with District Attorney Ken Mauldin.
Jaguars will host top draft prospects on Tuesday: report
- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars will host five highly-touted prospects on Tuesday, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport: Leonard Jaguars will host top draft prospects on Tuesday: report JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
Tide receivers are low on experience, high on talent
's Lane Kiffin and Kirby Smart take the top two spots on the list of the top coordinators under 40 At least Maty Mauk didn't get injured. That was the best Missouri fans could say about the offense during this weekend's scrimmage.
Potential Jaguars draft picks in Jacksonville
- OCTOBER 12: Randy Gregory #44 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers sacks Danny Etling #5 of the Purdue Boilermakers in the end zone for a safety during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 12, 2013 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Nebraska won 44-7.
Ex-Alabama defensive lineman Dee Liner transferring to Sun Belt Conference school
defensive lineman Dee Liner works on attack drills during the Crimson Tide's seventh preseason football
practice of the 2013 season, Wednesday, August 07, 2013, at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Huntemail@example.com Former Alabama
defensive lineman Dee Liner will transfer to Arkansas State of the Sun Belt Conference, Liner announced on Twitter Friday.
Live at 9 with Roy S. Johnson: So the College Football Playoff...
- We have a good idea whom the starting QBs will be, but at least one may not be the starter at the end of the year. Most college football
fans didn't know whether to celebrate or cringe yesterday after the NCAA told us the organization wasn't going to change a thing about the still-new College Football
Playoff process for selecting the four teams that will compete for the national championship.
Tide defense wants to be feared again
- Coach Jim McElwain says the task of rebuilding the Gators' program is all "part of renovation, right? That's part of fixer-uppers." There are new expectations, fortified by a 2014 team that set 22 records and recorded just the third 10-win season in program history.
Chance Warmack still Warmacking, but with a different look at 345 pounds
offensive lineman Chance Warmack celebrates after the Crimson Tide defeated Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Remember when Chance Warmack 's last name became a verb? He'd pull his jersey up to expose his midriff while playing guard for Alabama
, showing an ample portion of his 330-pound girth to the world.
Jonathan Taylor no longer at Alabama, ineligible for reinstatement (Dr. Saturday)
- Jonathan Taylor will not be eligible to be reinstated to the Alabama football
team if the charges against him are eventually dropped. Thursday, the school said Taylor was no longer a student at the university and ineligible for reinstatement. He was charged with domestic assault from an incident on Saturday with his girlfriend and dismissed from the Alabama football
team a day later. After Taylor's dismissal, the woman accusing him of domestic violence recanted her allegations. Wednesday, police said the charges remained against Taylor pending the completion of the investigation. Based off what police found when they were called to the scene, a police spokesperson said there was probable cause. If the charges had been dropped, there was a possibility Taylor could be reinstated to the team. Now that he's no longer a student, the possibility is gone. From Al.com: Although Deborah Lane, associate vice president for university relations, did not specifically say the embattled former football
player was expelled, Taylor's ineligibility for readmission follows UA's expulsion guidelines outlined by the Office of Student Conduct : University Expulsion : Separation of the student from the University permanently or on an indefinite basis. A student permanently expelled is prohibited from reapplying to the University in the future or from earning a degree from any of its colleges or schools. Readmission of a student expelled on an indefinite basis may not occur within five years and shall require the recommendation of the Vice President for Student Affairs and approval of the Provost. If a disciplinary action results in the Judicial Administrator determining that expulsion is the appropriate sanction, then the Vice President for Student Affairs shall review the sanction and shall make the final decision to expel after consultation with the President of the University. Because a decision to expel a student is made after consultation with the President, a student has no right to request a review of the sanction of expulsion. The evidence for probable cause, according to police, was bruising around the woman's neck and a hole punched in a closet. Per court records, the woman has told police the bruising around her neck was self-inflicted. Before he enrolled at Alabama
in January, Taylor was dismissed from Georgia in July after being charged with domestic violence. He was also involved in a scheme with other Georgia players to double-deposit student tuition checks. Monday, Alabama
coach Nick Saban apologized for the incident over the weekend but not for giving Taylor a chance with the Crimson Tide. For more Alabama
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Woman says she made up allegations against ex-Alabama player
- The woman who said former Alabama football
player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her now says she made it up because she thought he was cheating on her, according to court documents. A deposition released Thursday by Tuscaloosa County District Court indicates the 24-year-old woman, identified as Gina Marie Nawab, said the bruises on her neck were self-inflicted and damage to a door in her apartment was already there. University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Thursday in a statement that Taylor is no longer a student and ''is not eligible for re-admission.'' Alabama
coach Nick Saban dismissed Taylor from the team on Sunday. Tuscaloosa Police Lt. Kip Hart said Wednesday that the charges against Taylor will be reviewed after the woman said in interviews with police over two days that she made up the story and that he didn't hurt her.