Latest Nick Saban News

Senators Tuberville, Manchin working on bill to tackle NIL

Aug. 03, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

Sens. Tommy Tuberville and Joe Manchin have reached out to college sports leaders, including the Southeastern Conference commissioner, for feedback and ideas on how to regulate the way athletes are compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Tuberville (R-Ala.), a former...

Alabama radio voice Eli Gold sidelined for start of season

Aug. 03, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama radio announcer Eli Gold will miss the start of the football season due to health issues. Jim Carabin, vice president and general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, said Wednesday that Chris Stewart will take over play-by-play duties...

Cristobal's 1st fall camp at Miami set to get underway

Aug. 01, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — It is now an annual question at Miami, the official precursor to the start of a new football season for a program that was once a perennial national championship contender and hasn’t been at that level for two decades and counting. “Is The U back?” ...

Prime time in the SWAC? Deion Sanders & Co. think so

Jul. 21, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It’s prime time in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Jackson State football coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders has emerged as the most high-profile advocate for the league and HBCUs in general, but his colleagues are embracing potential change and...

Georgia's Smart gets 10-year extension, raise to $10.25M

Jul. 21, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Kirby Smart has agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth more than $110 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasingly common in college football. The deal...

Florida QB Richardson seeks 'rebrand, sheds AR-15 nickname

Jul. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, who wears No. 15, has shed the nickname “AR-15” because he doesn’t want to be linked to the semiautomatic rifle used in mass shootings. Richardson said Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference Media Days he is “just...

Saban: Alabama players topped $3 million in NIL money

Jul. 19, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban has been vocal about his issues with the status quo in name, image and likeness deals and their use in recruiting. But it's not like Alabama's coach and his players haven't benefited, too. Saban said Crimson Tide players have made more than $3 million in...

Kiffin describes opening query about Saban as 'pretty usual'

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin provided a strong hint he and other SEC coaches who were former assistants on Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff, including Georgia coach Kirby Smart, may grow tired of questions about their former boss. Kiffin smirked when his first...

'We're moving on': Fisher says public spat with Saban done

Jun. 01, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The spat between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama's Nick Saban appears to be over -- at least publicly. A jovial Fisher said repeatedly Wednesday that he was “moving on” from the war of words with his former boss that added some soap-opera drama...

Saban on feud with Fisher: 'I have no problem with Jimbo'

May. 31, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to put an end to his feud with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday as Southeastern Conference leaders gathered for spring meetings at a resort on the Florida Gulf Coast. “I didn’t really say that anybody did anything...