AUBURN --- Just before halftime of Saturday’s game against Alabama, Auburn freshman point guard Sharife Cooper watched and waited.
Alabama football offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Texas.
Notre Dame was picked Sunday over Texas A&M for the final College Football Playoff spot and will face No. 1 Alabama in the semifinals while Clemson and Ohio State were paired in the CFP for the third time.
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama’s pass rush has been among the leading proponents of its defensive improvement in the second half of the season: after 11 sacks in its first eight games, it registered 13 in its final two. Eight of those sacks came in its last game against Arkansas, against a Razorbacks team that was previously allowing 2.8 sacks per game.
Last season, Jaylen Moody was Alabama’s sixth linebacker at best. Dylan Moses and Joshua McMillon would’ve started if not for injuries, so UA turned to Shane Lee and Christian Harris. Markail Benton was a situational linebacker and Ale Kaho was often the first linebacker off the bench, all of them ahead of Moody.
Setting aside his viral social media comments about Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and his suggestion that the NCAA postpone play due to the coronavirus, Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats has other business with the ACC as the Crimson Tide takes on Clemson Saturday in Atlanta.
TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama’s men’s basketball coach Nate Oats ignited a social media firestorm on his Thursday afternoon Zoom call when he implied that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was more concerned about two on-the-court losses than actual COVID-19 cancellations.
TUSCALOOSA — He didn’t know it at the time, but Chris Doering was on camera when his SEC career record was broken.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Mac Jones passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1 Alabama used a slew of explosive plays to run away from LSU 55-17 on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA — Miller Forristall has been hobbled with ankle and shoulder injuries, to the point of one reception for nine yards between the last two games. Yet, the position hasn’t been this productive all season.
TUSCALOOSA – Alabama senior football players returned to the field after the game for a photo together inside of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 and is not expected to coach against Auburn on Saturday. He is mildly symptomatic. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will act in the head coach role against the Tigers and for the remainder of Saban's time in quarantine.
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama senior tight end Miller Forristall has received praise from all corners of the program lately for his development into a more well-rounded tight end. His playing time has reflected that, by far the most of all UA tight ends.
TUSCALOOSA — By the most basic statistics, Alabama’s current run defense is almost inseparable from the 2019 version that drew criticism and ire from all angles. Last year, Alabama allowed 3.82 yards per carry to rank tied for 43rd nationally. So far this season, it is allowing 3.79 yards per carry to rank 41st.
TUSCALOOSA --- When Alabama lost Jaylen Waddle for the game, and then the season, on the opening kickoff against Tennessee this past Saturday, it was losing the SEC’s leader in receiving yards and the only player in the league with two catches of 70 yards or more.
Rushing touchdowns by three different players and a defensive touchdown contributed to another Alabama victory over Tennessee, 48-17
TUSCALOOSA — Replacing LaBryan Ray is more than replacing Alabama’s most experienced defensive linemen and its best defensive end. Alabama has an abundance of defensive ends, many of them having gained experience playing in Ray’s absence last season.
TUSCALOOSA — Mac Jones passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Alabama's aerial assault picked apart No. 3 Georgia's heralded defense in the second half of a 41-24 victory Saturday night.