CECIL HURT: Backup QB an interesting storyline for Alabama

  If the adage about the most popular player on the Alabama football team in any given year being the backup quarterback is true, then: Mac Jones, prepare to meet the world. Now, slam on the brakes immediately before the analysis...

Alabama takes precautionary measures in second scrimmage

  Saturday’s second August scrimmage for the University of Alabama football team was a case of trying to do as much as possible — but not too much. Working in brutal heat, the Crimson Tide scrimmages for two hours and, including...

CECIL HURT: Sometimes with Saban, the answers are found in the answering

  Nick Saban’s press conferences are often seen as a series of 45-second to two-minute long segments, usually consisting of reports on the progress of the team or, occasionally, reactions that are sometimes humorous, sometimes contentious and sometimes both simultaneously. That’s...

Alabama places 16 on Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC team

BIRMINGHAM -- The University of Alabama placed a total of 16 football players on the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the league announced on Thursday. The 16 selections are the most from any one school. The Crimson Tide...

Pick Six: Alabama has several top preseason candidates for top college awards

Associated Press The race for the top individual awards in college football this season will have some standout players seeking repeats. Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back last season, while Alabama's Jerry Jeudy...

Alabama’s Najee Harris trying to cut out the hurdling

For two seasons, Najee Harris has been biding his time. The junior running back at Alabama — and the nation’s top running back recruit coming out of Antioch, California, in 2017 — hasn’t tried to leap ahead of more experienced...

Alabama beats heat with post-sundown practice

Alabama practiced primarily after sundown on Wednesday, somewhat mitigating the effects of the August heat. Defensive linemen DJ Dale (sprained knee) and Stephon Wynn (undisclosed injury) remained out of the practice, but sophomore LaBryan Ray was back, appearing to share...

CECIL HURT: Alabama at the top of the list, and it’s hard to argue...

College football preseason is also list season, if there is such a thing as list season since Americans love lists of all kinds — best left-handed quarterback, best song, best hot dog stand, anything that can be listed, ranked...

Heat pushes Alabama football practice indoors

  You couldn’t see the X-factor at Alabama’s Tuesday football practice, but you could definitely feel it. With temperatures in the high 90’s and a heat index hovering around 110, the Crimson Tide spent most of its practice in the Hank...

Tua Tagovailoa honing his skills to run a pro-style offense

  Run-pass option? Check. Play-action pass? Check. Dropback pass? Working on it. Tua Tagovailoa is a dynamic quarterback with good instincts and amazing accuracy. No one will argue that. It was evident after last season’s performance, which saw the Crimson Tide quarterback put...
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