Bama JUCO DB Leaving Program
THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS- Alabama cornerback Travell Dixon, a promising junior-college transfer who was in the mix to see significant playing time this season, has left the program, according to multiple reports.
Attempts by the al.com Tuscaloosa bureau to reach Dixon were unsuccessful. Alabama has yet to confirm Dixon's departure.
TideSports.com's Andrew Bone was first to report the news. According toBone's report, Dixon left because of "family and personal reasons."
SEC WEST: LSU Leads 2012 Recruiting Through July 31, 2011
Through the end of July, here are the verbal commits for 2012:
1) LSU Tigers 18
2) Alabama Crimson Tide 14
3) Miss State Bulldogs 14
4) Auburn Tigers 13
5) Arkansas Razorbacks 12
6) Ole Miss Rebels 8
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Impact Freshman: SEC West
Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S: Alabama boasts one of the best safety tandems in the league in Mark Barron and Robert Lester, but the 6-foot-1, 203-pound Clinton-Dix has the size and skill set to come in and make the Crimson Tide even stronger on the back end of their defense.
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT: One of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country last year, Kouandjio could provide some immediate depth. The Tide were already looking at moving All-SEC guard Barrett Jones to left tackle.
Jarvis Landry, WR: If the Tigers are going to make a run at a national championship in 2011, they’re going to need a lot more production from their passing game than they got a year ago. Landry is dynamic in the open field and should complement Rueben Randle and Russell Shepard nicely.
ONE MORE--Alabama Senior Robby Green Dismissed- Discipline
247SPORTS- Robby Green, from John Curtis Christian High School in New Orleans, was suspended for the 2010 season by the NCAA and did not participate in spring drills as Saban continued to describe his status as “suspended indefinitely.”
247 Sports- Robby Green played in 26 games during the 2008-09 seasons, with six starts, and made 33 tackles. He broke up six passes and made an interception against LSU.
Green led the Crimson Tide in 16 special-teams tackles during the 2009 season and had a career-high six tackles against Texas in the BCS National Championship Game against Texas.
Another Alabama Player Transferring--Defensive Lineman
TIDESPORTS.COM- University of Alabama defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore is exploring transfer options that include The University of Miami, a source told Tidesports.com Thursday morning.
Miami was among the other schools that recruited Sentimore out of Destrehan High in Louisiana. He also made official visits to Arkansas and LSU before signing with the Crimson Tide in February of 2009.
ESPN: Ranking the SEC Linebacker Corps
ESPN- The top 5 include:
Ranking the SEC Running Backs
ESPN- Alabama's Trent Richardson lead the pack followed by South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore. Knile Davis from Arkansas, Mike Dyer from Auburn and Brandon Bolden finish out the top 5....
Read full top 10 list...
PHIL STEELE: Trent Richardson Wins Heisman in 2011
THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS- Richardson has run for 751 and 700 yards during the past two seasons as Ingram's backup.
Respected prognosticator Phil Steele picks Richardson to win the Heisman this season.
LINDY'S: 2011 Preview to the PreSeason National Rankings
Lindy's puts a value on the entire SEC and here's how they see it:
11) South Carolina
21) Miss State
62) Ole Miss
Bama Gets 1st Commitment for 2013
RIVALS- Alabama got its first recruit for the 2013 class. Bradley Bozeman from Roanoke, Alabama weighs in at 315 lbs on a 6'5 frame as a high school sophomore.
Plays offensive tackle and has interest from Auburn and Ole Miss.
Another Alabama Player Transferring--RB Corey Grant
HUNTSVILLE TIMES- Redshirt freshman Grant originally committed to Alabama over Auburn and Florida in July 2009 before signing a national letter of intent last year.
He would be the fourth Alabama player to transfer since the end of the 2010 season. Others include B.J. Scott (South Alabama), Demetrius Goode (North Alabama) and Petey Smith (Holmes Community College).
A Look at the SEC O-Lines--Bama's Got Most Experience
Here's a look at where the SEC offensive lines rank nationally in career starts entering the 2011 season:
- T-No. 23: Alabama (90)
- T-28: Georgia (86)
- T-37: Mississippi State (80)
- T-41: LSU (78)
- T-43: Kentucky (77)
- T-43: Ole Miss (77)
- T-56: South Carolina (70)
- T-60: Vanderbilt (68)
- T-89: Tennessee (50)
- T-94: Arkansas (49)
- T-111: Florida (27)
- No. 118: Auburn (15)
Bama Linebacker Announces Transfer---On Facebook
PRESS REGISTER- Alabama linebacker Petey Smith will transfer to Holmes Community College in Mississippi, he confirmed Monday afternoon.
Smith is the third Alabama player to transfer this offseason, joining B.J. Scott (South Alabama) and Demetrius Goode (North Alabama).
89 More Days til Kick-Off: Bama Has Better Schedule in 2011
THE HUNTSVILLE TIMES- Much was made about Alabama in 2010 facing opponents with open dates. Alabama will face three teams with open dates this season.
The Tide also will have relief in terms of timing and travel. Alabama's road tests are Sept. 10 at Penn State, Oct. 1 at Florida, Nov. 12 at Mississippi State and Nov. 26 at Auburn. The Tide gets Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and Vanderbilt replaces South Carolina on the schedule.
Read full story
Saban Criticizes Media for Coverage of "Oversigning"
ORLANDO SENTINEL- Oversigning isn't an SEC issue. It's a media issue, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban.
As the conference considers changes at the SEC Spring Meetings here, Saban lashed out at reporters after the football coaches presented their suggestions to the athletic directors.
98 More Days: Alabama Travels to Penn State for Game 2AL.COM
--When Alabama plays in Happy Valley on Sept. 10, the game will be the South-loving Tide's first foray north of the Mason-Dixon Line since its previous visit to the Nittany Lions' lair -- a 17-16 victory on Oct. 28, 1989.
At Benefit: Saban and Trooper Taylor Discuss Damage of Storms
PRESS-REGISTER- Both Alabama coach Nick Saban and Auburn asst. coach Trooper Taylor agree that when a storm ravages your state it puts life in perspective.
Both coaches are involved in the clean-up and are proud of the way people in the state have worked together.
Bama Found QB in Coffee County Georgia---Offers Will Gardner Scholarship
Sources indicate the Alabama has offered a scholarship to Will Gardner of Douglas, Georgia. 6'5, 215 lbs with a big arm.
Gardner has also had offers from Miss State and Louisville.
SEC Quarterback Battles
ESPN- There are four SEC schools that still haven't locked down a starting QB for the 2011 season. This articles looks at the battles going on for Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Florida....
Click on web link for full espn story
RECRUITING: Bama Leads SEC West with Commitments 5-24-11
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, the Tide lead in commitments for the SEC West:
Ole Miss 5
Miss State 2
Goode Transfers from Alabama
RIVALS-- Demetrius Goode, from Troup County High School in LaGrange, Ga., initially entered Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia before enrolling at Alabama in 2007. On the first day of fall camp he suffered a serious knee injury, missed all of that season, and struggled to break into the playing rotation for three seasons thereafter.
Goode will be transferring to North Alabama...
Saban Pledges $50,000 To Disaster Relief
THE WASHINGTON POST- The Sabans announced a $50,000 pledge Friday to Project Team Up, a coalition formed by local business and civic leaders and other volunteers who aim to rebuild some 30 homes in the Rowes’ working class neighborhood a few miles from Alabama’s campus.
Saban Talks Tornadoes on Dan Patrick Show
SPORTS RADIO INTERVIEWS- Nick Saban had planned on enjoying May but with the tornadoes he's found picking the pieces.
The damage from the storm will take years to forget.
Bama Rolls Up Big Expenses for Capital One Bowl
BIRMINGHAM NEWS- Nine days in Orlando isn't cheap.
Alabama picked up the tab for 815 people, paid out $1.1 million in coaching bonuses and bought another 2,062 in complimentary tickets to end up losing approximately $400,000 from the bowl game.
Tough Times in Tuscaloosa---Tornado Changed History
FOX SPORTS SOUTH- Coach Saban tries to stay focused on football but the single pressing issue in Alabama is helping the victims of the recent tornado.
The damage is catastrophic. The need is great. Talking football gives hope.
Spring Preview: Alabama Football
ESPN- Alabama returns a very strong linebacker corp and defensive backs. The big question is will AJ McCarron or Phillip Sims be the starting quarterback.....More...
Family and Friends Pay Last Respects to Aaron Douglas in Knoxville
NEWS SENTINEL- A recent transfer to Alabama, the Maryville Tennessee favorite was buried on Sunday back in Knoxville, Tennessee. Nearly 2000 people attended including Nick Saban, Derek Dooley, Phillip Fulmer, Johnny Majors.
Douglas played his freshman year with the Vols and then transferred to junior college. He was expected to play in 2011 for the Crimson Tide.
The cause of death has not been determined.
Alabama Lineman Aaron Douglas Dead
AL.COM- Juco transfer Aaron Douglas was found dead by police in Fernandina Beach on a 2nd floor balcony. Investigation will continue but police would not rule out alcohol or drugs for the cause of death....
SEC Toughest September Schedules--
ESPN- Sports Analyst Chris Low seems to think LSU, Georgia and Alabama have the toughest start....here's why....
Next Stop on Tour: Saban and Chizik Head to Mobile
PRESS REGISTER- Coaches Nick Saban and Gene Chizik have events planned on the Gulf Coast this week and they continue their caravans to fire up the fan base....
Quarterback Battles Continue in SEC West
LINDY SPORTS-- Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss still are trying to figure out who the starting QB will be...
SEC Dominates NFL Draft---10 Players in 1st Round---9:21 amESPN-
Round One: The SEC had 5 of the first 6 picks, 4 from Alabama, from 6 different SEC schools....
RECRUITING: SEC WEST---Total Commits thru April .......6:10 pm
SEC SPORTS REPORT- Alabama leads the pack for the 2012 commits.
Ole Miss 3
Miss State 2
SEC Expected to Dominate 1st Round Picks 11:28 amESPN-
Analyst Mel Kiper believes the SEC will have 5 of the first 6 picks and at least 9 in the first round...
VIDEO: Tornado Terrifies Tuscaloosa......9:42 am
AP- Raw footage of the tornado that leveled Tuscaloosa. Residents said it looks like a bomb went off...
137 Tornadoes Rip Southern States--Over 200 Killed
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE- Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia suffered the worst tornado in decades...
Alabama Trio Could Make NFL History 9:15 amPRESS-REGISTER-
Marcell Dareus, Julio Jones, and Mark Ingram could all go in the first round...
RECRUITING: Ole Miss Rebels Get Two Verbals from S. Panola High, Batesville, Miss 4:50 pm
CLARION-LEDGER- Isaac Gross, Defensive Lineman, 6'4" 240 lbs had offers from Tenn, ALA, Miss State.
Temerio Strong, Linebacker, 6'1" 217 lbs had offers from LSU, Tenn, Miss State
Saban to be on NFL Network for Draft Coverage 10:42 amBIRMINGHAM NEWS
--Saban likes the national exposure and the networks love his expertise...
Alabama QB Battle is Heating Up 9:47 amUSA TODAY
--AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims are near equal in being the starting QB for the Tide....
BREAKING.......OUR TOP STORY----#1 RECRUIT IN THE COUNTRY---JADEVEON CLOWNEY
Our story on Clowney is done.....What's his best choice??....What are the final choices for the #1 recruit in the country in the final days for signing his letter of intent....click on blue link to read full story
CYRUS SIGNS WITH TIDE
Cyrus Kouandjio verbally committed to Auburn on signing day on ESPNU. But he never faxed in his commitment.
After a couple of days of family discussions, it appears his parents convinced Cyrus to go to Alabama and join his brother on the offensive line.
Big pick up for the Tide, disappointing loss for the Tigers. 6'6 and 322 LBS
MISSING PERSON ALERT: CYRUS KOUANDJIO
Breaking.....Missing person alert......Yesterday Cyrus Kouandjio was on ESPNU and committed to the Auburn Tigers.
Unfortunately for Auburn, he never signed the letter of commitment. The 6'6 322 pound offensive lineman from the Washington DC area felt miserable shortly after his public announcement.
Alabama fans believe they may end up with the five star recruit. Apparantly the family will vote later today on where their son will play football.
SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
BREAKING.....NCAA RULES: CAM NEWTON ELIGIBLE
Auburn fans got the news they wanted to hear but the investigation may not be over yet.
Very interesting ruling and timing by the NCAA....This clearance by the NCAA almost guarantees Cam Newton will win the Heisman trophy.
AP TOP 25-- Auburn Top SEC Team, Alabama Toppled to #8, Gamecocks in Top 10, Florida Demoted to #22
#7 Auburn Tigers
#8 Alabama Crimson Tide
#10 South Carolina
To see full AP Top 25, click link.
Can Petrino Knock Saban Down--#1 Alabama vs #10 Arkansas in Fayetteville
ESPN- There hasn't been this much excitement in Arkansas in a while. The undefeated Razorbacks will try to knock the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide in a game many believe will be the battle for SEC West crown...
AP TOP 25---Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina
13) South Carolina
See Full Rankings
Breaking.....OUR PICKS FOR SEC 2010...
SEC SPORTS REPORT- We just can't help ourselves. We have to give our opinion on the SEC conference top to bottom....Take these picks to the bank, we're never wrong...
Breaking.....Alabama's Mark Ingram Injures Knee....Out for Opener
ESPN- Mark Ingram injured his knee in practice Monday and now will have arthroscopic surgery to begin the healing process. Ingram will be out for the opener against San Jose State and after that will be week to week....
McElroy Returns as the Great Manager of the GameESPN-
Sometimes he catches flack for it and he's not that glamourous on the field. But one thing you can say about Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy is he knows how to win and he makes few mistakes....
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
BREAKING......USA TODAY Coaches Poll: ALABAMA Pre-Season #1
USA TODAY- It looks like Alabama Coach Nick Saban has impressed upon his coaching colleagues that he is the best coach in America. The USA Today Coaches Poll picked the Tide #1 going into 2010....
Coming in August: Nick Saban Documentary at TheatresPRESS REGISTER
- Alabama coach Nick Saban has given access to a production group to go behind the curtain. The movie will be released in August and sold on DVD...
Dooley Following Saban's SystemsNBC SPORTS-
Derek Dooley learned how to manage a football program from one the greatest college football coaches of all time. Unfortunately, Dooley will have to go head-to-head against his former mentor....
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
Breaking---Alabama QB Star Jackson Transferring....PRESS-REGISTER--
Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed that quarterback Star Jackson would be transferring from the Alabama football program. Jackson was a Super 11 quarterback recruit out of high school but found himself fourth on the depth chart going into summer work-outs....
SEC Spring Games--Is Attendance a Metric of Fan Support?
SPORTING NEWS- Based on the attendance numbers, it appears that SEC West fans are more jacked about their teams than their counterparts in the East.
Who's Up--Alabama, Auburn, Miss State, Ole Miss
Who's Down--Florida, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky
"No Wonder Alabama and Florida Won Their SEC Divisions"
SEC SPORTS REPORT--Between the two teams, they sent 12 players to the NFL in the first 3 rounds!
I acknowlege that Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the top 2 coaches in the country. But it is easier to win with highly talented players...
1ST ROUND PICKS NFL DRAFT
#5 Eric Berry, Tennessee - DB - to Kansas City Chiefs
#7 Joe Haden, Florida - DB
-to Cleveland Browns
#8 Rolando McClain, Alabama
- LB - to Oakland Raiders
#18 Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
- C - to Pittsburgh Steelers
#20 Kareem Jackson, Alabama
- DB - to Houston Texans
#25 Tim Tebow, Florida - QB
- to Denver Broncos
#26 Dan Williams, Tennessee - DT - to Arizona Cardinals
Saban Not Satisfied, Bama Back to WorkTIDE SPORTS-
Alabama did not play like a championship team on Saturday in the Spring game but they did play well enough to keep the hope alive for another great year in SEC football...
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
- Tony Barnhardt takes a closer look at the quarterbacks who will taking the snaps in 2010. Barnhardt believes there are only 2 solid qbs....read full story
McElroy Teaching Younger Quarterbacks Bama SystemOPELIKA AUBURN NEWS
- Alabama Quarterback Greg McElroy is clearly the starter going into 2010. But McElroy is finding ways to help teach the younger quarterback the tricks of the game...
Saban Pushing Tide HardESPN-
Nick Saban has a hard time enjoying the big wins because he is always looking to the next practice, next game. Saban has his Alabama team positioned to fight like crazy in the SEC West next year...
SEC Coaching Seats Getting WarmSCOUT-
At this point, it doesn't look like any SEC coaches jobs are in danger for 2010 but a few have seats getting warm. Check out the latest on the 12 SEC coaches and where they rank going into the Spring of 2010...
Saban Shuffling Players on Both Sides of the BallMontgomery Advertiser
- Nick Saban has always believed that seniority carried less weight than productivity. With 10 starters on defense gone, the Tide is looking at everybody trying to figure who the best 11 are and nobody is getting a free ride...
Nick Saban--Coach of the YearAL.COM
- No surprises with this choice. Alabama Coach Nick Saban was named the Coach of the Year Sunday night in Birmingham...
ESPN Breaks Down the SEC Running Backs 2010ESPN-
Chris Low breaks down the top running backs in the SEC for 2010...
Alabama Rolls South CarolinaSEC Sports
-Alabama was down 18 points in the second half but the Tide just kept chipping away. In the end, Tide Rolls by USC 68-63...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
National Champions Crimson Tide to White HouseTideSports.com-
The Alabama Crimson Tide won a National Championship and followed it up with a trip to the White House to see President Obama..
Talking SEC Football in Early MarchSEC SPORTS REPORT
-SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks SEC Football with FOX Sports Radio's Paul Chestnutt and Dr. Z in Pensalcola, Florida..
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC West in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the West in 2010...
SEC West Breakdown of 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- Who has the most difficult schedule in the SEC West for 2010? Who has the best chance of going undefeated? Who has the toughest away games?
SEC Championship 2009SEC SPORTS REPORT
- SEC Analyst Jay Holgate breaks down the SEC Championship and why he picked Alabama to win big...