Latest Alabama Crimson Tide football News

Irish hoping offensive flexibility will produce more points

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Getting to the College Football Playoff hasn’t been a problem for Notre Dame. Staying in it has for Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish, who suffered double-digit semifinal losses to eventual national champions Clemson in the 2018 season and Alabama in 2020. ...

Alabama hires special teams coordinator, tight ends coach

Apr. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has hired Drew Svoboda as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring Monday of the former Memphis and Rice assistant. Svoboda spent three years coaching special...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama's pro day No. 2

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. The Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver seemed to have little left to prove for NFL teams on the field, but showed up Tuesday to help Jones out. Jones threw a...

Alabama's Dylan Moses: Played much of season with torn MCL

Mar. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses says he played most of the season with a torn meniscus. Moses said on Monday, a day before the Crimson Tide's second pro day workouts for NFL teams, that he had knee surgery on Feb. 9. The injury was diagnosed after...

Surtain shows off speed on Alabama's competitive pro day

Mar. 23, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Patrick Surtain II used Alabama's first of two pro days on Tuesday to show he deserves to be considered at the top of his school's extremely competitive class of draft picks. Rated as the top cornerback in the draft, Surtain posted unofficial times of 4.42 and 4.44...

Playmakers wanted: Defending champ Alabama replacing stars

Mar. 19, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

Nick Saban and Alabama opened spring practice Friday with an immediate goal. Along with winning another national championship, that is. For now, they need to find replacements for three of college football's top offensive weapons. The good news for...

Walt Maddox wins fifth term as Tuscaloosa mayor

Mar. 04, 2021 12:13 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Walt Maddox has won a fifth term as mayor of Tuscaloosa, outdistancing his closest challenger by roughly double the votes in a three-person contest. Returns from voting on Tuesday showed Maddox with more than 7,000 votes,...

Texas regents approve Sarkisian $34.2 million contract

Feb. 25, 2021 12:35 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents on Thursday approved a six-year, $34.2 million guaranteed contract for new football coach Steve Sarkisian. The regents also approved more than $21 million in guaranteed contracts for Sarkisian's staff. Three of his...

Lawmaker ends plan to rename road honoring slain officer

Feb. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker says he is abandoning a plan to name a Tuscaloosa street after football coach Nick Saban after learning the street was already named for a slain police officer. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa confirmed through his...

Alabama hires ex-Texas assistant Valai as cornerbacks coach

Feb. 18, 2021 16:05 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Texas assistant Jay Valai as cornerbacks coach. Coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday of Valai, who spent last season in the same post for then-Longhorns coach Tom Herman. ...