Latest Nick Saban News

Alabama's Kalen DeBoer retains, promotes 2 assistants from Nick Saban's staff

Feb. 14, 2024 18:10 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Kalen DeBoer has retained and promoted assistants Freddie Roach and Robert Gillespie. DeBoer announced Wednesday that Roach, the Crimson Tide's defensive line coach, will serve as associate head coach. Gillespie will remain as running backs...

Coaching carousel adds intrigue to college football recruiting's February signing period

Feb. 07, 2024 22:05 PM EST

College football’s busy recruiting calendar created a particularly hectic first few weeks on the job for all the head coaches who switched schools over the last month. When Nick Saban announced his retirement last month, it set off a chain reaction that resulted in head coaching...

Nick Saban joining ESPN's 'College GameDay' road show

Feb. 07, 2024 19:11 PM EST

Nick Saban is joining ESPN's “College GameDay,” the long-running Saturday pregame road show he appeared on as a guest so frequently during his 17 seasons as Alabama coach. The network announced Wednesday that Saban will be an on-set analyst for “GameDay,” joining host Rece...

Geno Auriemma is in his 39th season at UConn and near 1,200 wins. He ponders the end of his career

Feb. 05, 2024 17:14 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The frame reserved for Geno Auriemma’s photo is empty — it rests atop two display cases of autographed UConn basketballs to the right of a collection of Joel Embiid memorabilia — inside a suburban Philadelphia sandwich shop. Auriemma’s late mother,...

The second wave of college football's hiring cycle produces some unprecedented movement

Jan. 25, 2024 18:34 PM EST

After a relatively quiet primary hiring cycle in college football in November and December, the coaching carousel revved up again in January, starting with the sudden retirement of maybe the greatest head coach of all time. Since Nick Saban stepped down at Alabama on Jan. 10, seven...

The rise, fall and rise again of Jim Harbaugh shows how quickly college coaches go from hot to not

Jan. 25, 2024 16:35 PM EST

When Jim Harbaugh took a pay cut from Michigan after the 2020 season, getting another chance to be an NFL head coach seemed like a long shot for him. If Nick Saban had retired after the 2022 season it’s doubtful Kalen DeBoer would have been his replacement at Alabama. And few...

Michigan could have Jim Harbaugh's replacement already on campus in 'shining star' Sherrone Moore

Jan. 24, 2024 22:07 PM EST

When Nick Saban retired at Alabama two weeks ago, the chain reaction it set off caused five more head coaching changes across major college football in a little more than a week. Now Michigan, the winningest program in college football history and the defending national champion, is...

Browns set to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Rees as new tight ends coach, AP source confirms

Jan. 22, 2024 20:00 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are plucking an assistant off Nick Saban's coaching tree. Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski is close to hiring Alabama offensive coordinator Tommy Rees to coach the team's tight ends, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on...

QB recruit Julian Sayin transferring from Alabama to Ohio State. Demond Williams Jr. to Washington

Jan. 21, 2024 19:53 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Julian Sayin, the top-ranked quarterback in the 2024 recruiting class, is transferring from Alabama to Ohio State. Sayin told ESPN about his decision Sunday. He had entered the transfer portal on Friday, becoming the 26th player and second signee to leave...

Former Alabama offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor set to transfer to Iowa

Jan. 20, 2024 17:58 PM EST

Former Alabama offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor said he is transferring to Iowa. Proctor, who is from Des Moines, started every game at left tackle for Alabama as a freshman this season. He told On3.com on Saturday that he committed to play for the Hawkeyes. He had...