Latest Nick Saban 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...

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...

Oats salutes Tide rather than lament missed free throws

Mar. 29, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

All those missed free throws, an inability to play at its preferred pace and a UCLA team maximizing its potential combined to end second-seeded Alabama's season. Coach Nate Oats said Sunday night's 88-78 overtime loss in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 shouldn't define an...

Shackelford, Alabama roll past Maryland and into Sweet 16

Mar. 23, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jaden Shackelford and Alabama stuck with what got them to the NCAA Tournament, torching Maryland with 3-point shooting in a 96-77 second-round rout on Monday night. Shackelford scored 21 points and made five of Alabama's 16 3-pointers as the...

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...

No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney

Mar. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Skip calling Alabama simply a football school anymore. The Crimson Tide have courted a new moniker they think fits so much better. Just call them a Championship School. Herbert Jones drove for a go-ahead layup with 19.5...

Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move

Mar. 07, 2021 08:12 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When Kathy Boe heard the news in January that President Donald Trump was moving the headquarters of U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, she understood why Trump was making the move — even though she expected Colorado Springs to...

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...