Alabama Crimson Tide News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Marlon Humphrey sees "big" opportunities for young Ravens defense
Second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson was the focal point of this year's NFL Draft for the Baltimore Ravens, as its front office chose Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) and Myles Boykin (Notre Dame) to pair with him on offense. The franchise also selected a running back in Justice Hill of Oklahoma State to make sure Jackson is comfortable as the game slows down for him.
It looks to build off a 10-6 season in 2018, but one of the challenges Baltimore will face is having a young defense for the first time in a while. For years, it was able to depend on players such as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs and Haloti Ngata.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Kristian Story has official visit and commitment date set
Kristian Story has multiple official visits locked in and a commitment will follow soon after he has wrapped all of them up.
Story is a 4-Star athlete out of Lanett, Alabama, and the Tide is recruiting him to play defensive back. He now has official visits scheduled to Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Alabama. With an official to Tuscaloosa locked in, the Tide are in a good position in terms of timing.
"I am taking my official visit to Alabama on Sept. 28," Story said. "I plan on announcing my commitment on Oct. 5."
Former Alabama wide receiver coach, Josh Gattis, was once Story's main contact with the Tide and their relationship was great.
Fansided: 'Best-Ever' Nick Saban Crimson Tide players: Linebackers
Alabama football fans, this is the fifth post in our series of the 'Best-Ever' players coached by Nick Saban. All the previous posts are listed below. We have one more planned to discuss our selection of the 'Best-Ever' Nick Saban defensive backs. And no, Patrick Peterson is not on the list.
Our series of Nick Saban's 'Best-Ever' does not include players from LSU, Michigan State or Toledo. Between the three schools maybe two or three players could have been considered for one of our Honorable Mention selections but ...
Our selections for 'Best-Ever' Alabama Crimson Tide linebackers, under Nick Saban were made by Bama Hammer Contributor, Jonathan Waldrop.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: NFL senior analyst features four Tide defensive players for 2020 draft
After having five players selected on defense in this year's NFL Draft, analysts are looking forward to seeing the product that Alabama football puts out next year in Las Vegas, Nev.
According to reports from Gil Brandt, former vice president of the Dallas Cowboys (1960-89) and senior analyst for NFL.com, he featured four returning seniors for the Crimson Tide that he will study in the upcoming season.
For starters, Brandt is high on Raekwon Davis as one of his top five defensive ends.
The 6-foot-7, 309-pounder did not have the same production in 2018 that he registered as a sophomore; however, he return to school was huge.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Worsham has huge senior season planned
Alabama 2020 wide receiver commit, Dazalin Worsham, is progressing well after his surgery and has huge plans in mind for his senior season.
Worsham is one of the four 2020 wide receivers verbally committed to Alabama. He garners a 4-star ranking on most recruiting sites and is currently one of Alabama's longest standing commits. After catching 87 receptions for 1,022 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season, Worsham has bigger plans in mind for his senior season.
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Fansided: Alabama Football: The future of the '19 defense hangs by a nose
Healed Alabama Crimson Tide players and returning players should make the 2019 Alabama football defense better than last season. Better that is, if someone steps up at nose to replace Quinnen Williams.
Crimson Tide fans are mostly realistic in knowing no one on the 2019 roster has the physical and mental tools to match Quinnen's performance last season. As great as Da'Ron Payne and Dalvin Tomlinson were as Alabama football interior defensive linemen, Quinnen's quickness made him the best pass rusher and run-disrupter of the three.
The traditional role of a Nick Saban nose tackle is to play multiple gaps either side of center, clog the middle and demand double-teams.
Roll 'Bama Roll: RBR Podcast: Ep. 10 -- Wilder's insane KO, recruiting pickups in hoops & football, Tide softball & more!
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Short and sweet: Wesley Gullett and Brad Kanning hit the commitments of hoops JUCA All-American James Rojas and a big pickup in football, with the commitment of WR Thaiu Jones-Bell. Today's pod also covers Deontay Wilder's ridiculous KO of Breazeale, Tide football scheduling, and Alabama softball.
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Fansided: Best-Ever Nick Saban, Part 4: 'Big Boys' in the trenches
Nick Saban would be the first to agree many college football fans have some misperceptions about football players. One misperception is a distinction that labels certain players as skill players. Skills do vary among various football positions, but all players are skilled. Some of the individual skills are just a bit less obvious than others.
Other than tackles for a loss, sacks or pancake blocks it is hard for fans to see all the skills being used by offensive and defensive linemen. Both groups are so generally underappreciated by fans, the term 'Big Uglies' was often used for decades.
Roll 'Bama Roll: Jumbo Package: 2019 playoff schedule rolls out, and the layoffs are long
Happy Friday, everyone. Congratulations to the softball team on the opening win over Texas in the Super Regional round. Win today and they can relax for the rest of the holiday weekend.
ESPN announced the playoff schedule for this season, and as usual they screw up everything.
College Football Playoff Semifinals to be Played on Last Saturday in December for Second Straight Season
This season's College Football Playoff Semifinals will be played on December 28, three days earlier than the originally scheduled date of New Year's Eve. The date change to the last Saturday in December, which was announced in 2016 and began in practice last season, did not affect the date of the College Football Playoff National Championship, which remains on Monday, January 13, at 8 p.
Roll 'Bama Roll: Softball Super Regional: Alabama Takes Down Texas 3-0
Thursday night's Game 1 of the Tuscaloosa Super Regional started out as a pitchers' duel as Alabama freshman Montana Fouts and Texas junior Miranda Elish went toe-to-toe for the first time through the order until Alabama's number nine hitter Merris Schroder sent a bomb over the right center field wall with a runner on third.
The four-bagger completely changed the vibe of the game in the Tide's favor. In the bottom of the fourth, Alabama added another run by way of forcing the opposition into mistakes. Aggressive intelligent baserunning has been the Crimson Tide's M.
ESPN.com: Alabama, South Florida to start series in 2023
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama and South Florida will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season.
The schools announced Thursday they'll play in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 16, 2023. They'll meet in Tuscaloosa the following season on Sept. 7 and again Sept. 12, 2026.
Alabama and South Florida have met only once before. The Crimson Tide won Alan 2003 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says South Florida coach Charlie Strong "has built a strong program." Saban says that "playing this kind of competition only makes our team better."
Alabama opens next season against Duke Aug.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Could this year's Alabama defense resemble the 2016 group?
It has its work cut out, but the task is not impossible.
Fans of the University of Alabama are used to seeing its football program wreak havoc defensively versus opponents. Since becoming the head coach in 2007, Nick Saban had just one group - prior to last season -- to disappoint fans in terms of its performance on the field.
The 2014 bunch allowed 18.4 points per game (worst of Saban era), and forced 11 interceptions while surrendering 19 touchdown passes. Alabama won a Southeastern Conference title, but could not match Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinal to start the 2015 year.
Fansided: Nick Saban Best-Ever Players, Part 3: Wide Receiver and Tight End
Because Nick Saban has always toiled on defense as an assistant coach makes him no less an enthusiast for offensive football. He was, after all, a high school defensive back and a quarterback. Nick places a high value on explosive plays.
It was the quest for a more explosive offense that led Nick Saban to bring Lane Kiffin to Tuscaloosa. However Alabama football fans feel about Lane Kiffin's time in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide won games with Kiffin as offensive coordinator, it probably would have not won without him.
It is possible for a run-heavy offense to explode.
Touchdown Alabama Magazine: Alabama offer gives Cam Large something to think about
Cam Large is one of the top tight ends in the 2020 class and Alabama has put their name in the hat for his services.
Thankful to receive an offer from The University Of Alabama!! #RollTide ud83dudc18ud83dudc18 @CoachVoulgaris @CoachJeffBanks @KJJFlood pic.twitter.com/XXkni4x0Yq
-- Cam Large (@cam_large) May 10, 2019
Alabama offered Large on May 10. It was his 25th Division 1 offer. He said he felt very grateful to receive an opportunity from a football program that is at the level Alabama is.
Roll 'Bama Roll: Alabama Football adds two-for-one series with USF: Cue the whining in Orlando.
Despite the fact that the AAC is very much a Group of 5 school in a conference that lags behind the Mountain West, UCF Knights Athletic Director Danny White really wants you to think of them as a Power 5 team, even going so far as to clownishly call the AAC "the Power 6." (What do you expect from a guy who threw a national championship parade after beating a 5-loss Auburn team?)
Much of UCF's ire lately has been directed towards arch-rival South Florida, where the USF Bulls have begun scheduling two-for-ones with in-state powers Florida and Miami, as well as the ACC's Louisville.