Latest Alabama Crimson Tide football News

QB front-runner Young mostly shines in Alabama's spring game

Apr. 17, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young made a juke move to elude a rushing defender, set his feet and launched a quick pass for a big gain to tailback Roydell Williams on the opening drive. He also lost a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown. The...

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Apr. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where there is no longer any...

Life-sized elephant statue installed at U of Alabama stadium

Apr. 12, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A life-sized statue of an elephant was moved Monday to a street corner outside the University of Alabama’s football stadium after 20 years at a country club. The 7-ton (6.35-metric tonne) bronze now stands on a tall pedestal outside...

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,...