Sankey says SEC coaches still unsure about new transfer rules

BIRMINGHAM -- Student-athlete transfers have taken a journey to where no college student have gone before in recent years: The NCAA portal and beyond. “We've sent a number of people back to the dictionary to figure out what the word...

Saban surgery complete and “successful,” per doctor

BIRMINGHAM | University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban had successful hip replacement surgery on Monday, according to a statement from Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, who oversaw the surgery with Dr. Benton...

PODCAST: 2019 NFL Draft preview with Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread of NFL.com joins the podcast to talk about Alabama players in the 2019 NFL draft. Goodbread previously worked at TideSports and the Tuscaloosa News and still lives in Tuscaloosa. He talks with Cecil Hurt and Ben Jones...

CECIL HURT: NFL Draft selections keep rising under Saban

The NFL Draft and “Avengers: Endgame” both get started on Thursday night (yes, the movie officially opens Friday but there are those late-night sneak previews for the die-hards.) Given the spectacle and sheer length of both events — although the...

Alabama earns 2020 commitment from 4-star safety

Four-star safety Brian Branch announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday night, adding to the Crimson Tide's 2020 class. The 6-foot, 182-pound Tyrone, Georgia, native is rated the No. 18 safety and the No. 225 overall player in the nation,...

Nick Saban will have hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban will undergo surgery to have his right hip replaced on Monday, an Alabama football spokesman confirmed. Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will perform the surgery. USA Today was the first to...

PODCAST: Road to Saban – The search for Saban; listener questions

Cecil Hurt and Ben Jones wrap up the "Road to Saban" podcast series with a look back at the coaching search that led to Nick Saban. They discuss Rich Rodriguez, Steve Spurrier and the process that led to Saban...

CECIL HURT: A good athletic director is worth fighting for

A generation ago, athletic directors at universities where football drove the athletic department budget tended to be — not surprisingly — football coaches. Sometimes it was the football coach himself — Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama, Pat Dye at Auburn,...

Byrne says “no contact” about A&M vacancy

University of Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne told The Tuscaloosa News on Thursday that he had not been contacted by Texas A&M regarding its vacant AD position and that he “wants to be” at Alabama. Byrne’s name has been mentioned...

PODCAST: Road to Saban – Mike Shula returns under dire circumstances

The "Road to Saban" series continues with Mike Shula's return to Alabama in 2003 after Mike Price's abrupt firing. Cecil Hurt and Ben Jones are joined by Taylor Watson, curator of the Bryant Museum, to discuss the final head...
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