STATEMENT FROM ALABAMA DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS MAL MOORE ON THE PASSING OF BILLY NEIGHBORS “Hearing the news of the passing of Billy Neighbors is very difficult,” Alabama athletic director Mal Moore said. “Billy meant so much to Alabama football over the decades. He was one of our first great players under Coach Bryant, and he [...]
Nick Saban has made a statement. And no, I’m not talking about winning championships: Unlike some flash-in-the-pan schools, it’s become a given that the University of Alabama will be in the championship conversation year after year. The statement Nick Saban is making loud and clear is this: “Elite prospect…come to Alabama and with a little [...]
Alabama football coach Nick Saban and Quarterback Phillip Sims comment on transfer of backup QB.
Shannon B. Terry is one of the most influential names in media and recruiting. Terry founded Rivals, sold it at a mindboggling profit and then went on to found 247Sports. It is safe to say few people know recruiting or the business of reporting on it better than Terry. Terry is honest, accessible and transparent [...]
“They are listening to the fans,” Bill Hancock, executive director of the Bowl Championship Series, said of the 11 commissioners and Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick in the New York Times, SI & other publications. “They get it. People would like to do something different.” When a politician tells you that he is going [...]
Why the Miami Dolphins won NFL Draft 2012: A&M’s Ryan Tannehill obviously better than Andrew Luck, RGIII
CNBC’s Darren Rovell knows the storyline of the night better than anyone. While fans were watching the NFL Draft, Rovell had one eye on Twitter and noticed an interesting trend that occurred right after the Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. According to Rovell via Twitter, “In the first 10 minutes after Ryan [...]
Trent Richardson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and Dont’a Hightower all hear their named called by the Commissioner (via UA Media Relations) The University of Alabama equaled a school-record with four players selected in the first round of the 2012 National Football League Draft on Thursday evening at Radio City Music Hall. For the second straight [...]
Breaking news from the BCS meetings in Hollywood, Florida: BCS officials released a statement on the future of college football’s postseason. Breaking down the major changes and the news is TCS College Football Insider Teddy Greenstein in the embedded video. Quick hits from the video follows below as does today’s statement from the BCS.
SEC revenue surges to $261,046,772 for latest fiscal year, TV revenue more than doubles since FY 2008-2009
With the Southeastern Conference (SEC) renegotiating its television contracts and poised to add two new members in Texas A&M and Missouri, now is a good time to take a look at the financial strength of the conference. Television revenue more than doubled for the SEC between 2009 and 2011, according to an analysis of the [...]
Pro Football Weekly ranks Trent Richardson as the second best player available in the draft. ‘Wherever he goes, he is going to be an impact player,” one draft expert said. Find out where Richardson is expected to go and why in this report.
NFL Draft 2012: Alabama’s Dont’a Hightower rising in eyes of scouts, GMs; Safety Mark Barron hottest name on the board & more draft news
Former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Dont’a Hightower is gaining steam heading into the NFL Draft. Hightower is now considered a Top 15 pick, and Alabama safety Mark Barron is the hottest name on the board for teams who need a safety. Teams may trade up to nab Barron.
Background on the Total College Sports expert and a brief Q&A; watch as Greenstein defends Alabama football coach Nick Saban
The SEC football coaches including Nick Saban of the defending BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide are on a Spring Football Coaches Media Teleconference today. You can listen live to the teleconference here at the Capstone Report in the embedded media player. In case you miss the live webcast, you can check back later for [...]
Pro Football Weekly explains the case for why the Cleveland Browns need Alabama running back Trent Richardson.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide assistant football coach Clem Gryska died Monday. Gryska played football at Alabama from 1945-1948 under legendary coaches Frank Thomas and Harold “Red” Drew. He joined Paul W. “Bear” Bryant’s staff in 1960, and was on staff until 1976.
Alabama senior golfer Brooke Pancake and senior offensive lineman Barrett Jones were named the winners of the Paul W. Bryant Award given annually to the top male and female student-athlete
The University of Alabama released a statement about the fight and gunfire on the Strip near campus. Here is the University’s narrative of what happened during the early morning hours on Tuscaloosa’s infamous Strip: “On April 19, 2012, at approximately 2:10 am, Tuscaloosa Police and University Police responded to the 1200 block of University Blvd. [...]
President Barack Obama praises Alabama football players for championship, work to rebuild Tuscaloosa
The White House released the official remarks by the President honoring the 2011 national champions Alabama football team. Here is the official release. Remarks by the President Honoring the 2011 NCAA Football Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide South Lawn 2:27 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon, everybody. Have a seat. Have a seat. [...]
The Alabama Crimson Tide meets President Obama today at the White House. You can watch the live feed here. The live feed is scheduled for about 2:20 p.m. EDT, 1:20 p.m. Central.
Alabama football player DeAndrew White was injured last night in an altercation, according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News. From Cecil Hurt’s twitter, “UA wide receiver DeAndrew White hospitalized after altercation on The Strip. Details at http://Tidesports.com.” Also from Cecil Hurt on twitter, “Breaking: Alabama player hospitalized following campus altercation. http://alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1356956.” Chase Goodbread updated [...]
NFL Draft 2012: Alabama’s Trent Richardson equal to Adrian Peterson, Michael Turner and Steven Jackson?
This draft analysis puts the college running back in some impressive company.
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The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s recruiting coverage was enlightening today about the state of Georgia football. If you want to know about Georgia’s recruiting and leadership, then listen to what a football recruit had to say about the Bulldogs. The AJC asked about the most creative recruiting gimmicks, and this was Kenyan Drake’s answer: “There really [...]
Pro Football Weekly examines the potential of Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower to contribute in the NFL. This draft profile looks at Hightower’s measureables and the pros and cons of drafting the Alabama football player.
With a morally corrupt, but exceptionally good football coach, things will only get tougher—Track ‘em Tigers. Morally corrupt? You must be talking about Auburn an not Alabama coach Nick Saban. See, it was Auburn that hitched its wagon to that piece of crap Cam Newton. You remember him. The guy that was on the verge [...]
We’ve been upfront with our readers in trying to forecast the 2012 Alabama football season. So far, good things appeared on the horizon with the development of leadership and players improving with the repetitions of spring drills. However, this optimism is now gone. A truly bad portent has been reported via ESPN’s Tide Nation. According [...]
Pro Football Weekly examines scuttlebutt among league scouts about two Alabama defensive players. According to PFW, linebacker Courtney Upshaw and safety Mark Barron could see their draft prospects shifting.
National college expert Teddy Greenstein weighs in who could be the biggest playmakers in the 2012 college football season. He examines who takes over at quarterback for Stanford and Baylor and running back for Alabama. Greenstein’s prediction for the next big running back at Alabama might surprise you.
Alabama football player Carson Tinker posted this photograph via Twitter of the 2011 Alabama National Championship Ring. UPDATE: scroll down for side image of ring Tinker posted the photograph in this tweet, “We’re getting our rings today… I wonder what those SEC rings look like, oh well haha #rolltide.” Alabama defeated LSU 21-0 to win [...]
In case you missed hearing Coach Saban’s press conference or seeing video of the captain’s ceremony, then here are both along with some photographs of the day’s events. We’ll post a few thoughts on the conclusion of Spring Practice during this week, and continue to watch how Alabama players will do in the upcoming draft. [...]