Alabama wide receiver stands out at A-Day, earns MVP honor as freshman

Before Alabama’s spring game Saturday, safety Xavier McKinney gave wide receiver John Metchie a challenge. “I talked to him before the game and I was like ‘Man, I’m going to need at least two touchdowns,’” McKinney said. Metchie failed to score...

A lot goes into refueling Alabama players during a game

As soon as the clock stuck zero, signaling the end of the second quarter in Saturday’s annual A-Day game, the Crimson team ran into Alabama’s home locker room at Bryant-Denny Stadium. There was no lollygagging. Not even for the...

Punting game improves in spring game

Sophomore Skyler DeLong punted the ball four times for 190 yards in Alabama’s spring game. DeLong’s average of 47.5 yards per punt was much improved from his 34.4 average in five games last season. Freshman Will Reichard, an early enrollee,...

Mistakes limit starting offense in A-Day game

Nick Saban had questions. He was at the podium in a shirt and tie. The media members who served as honorary coaches were standing nearby in crimson and white polo shirts. "You've got the player of the year in college...

A-Day award winners

The following Alabama football players were honored for the performance throughout spring football practice with the following awards bestowed by the Crimson Tide coaching staff: Lee Roy Jordan Headhunter Award – Dylan Moses, Matt Womack Jerry Duncan “I Like to Practice”...

VIDEO: Post A-Day Interview

Alabama head coach Nick Saban gives media a taste of their own medicine. https://youtu.be/Ik-dGeO8KUM

Offense rules the day, White team victorious at A-Day

Intrasquad games like Alabama’s annual A-Day tend to be like water at room temperature — some good plays on one side, some bad plays on another but ultimately an equilibrium, since everyone all plays for the same team. That doesn’t...

Nick Saban will have hip examined after spring practice

Alabama came out of spring relatively healthy but coach Nick Saban had one more name to add to the injury report after Saturday's A-Day game. His own. "I've been struggling a little bit with one of my hips," Saban said. "Even...

VIDEO: 2019 A-Day Captains Induction

Former Alabama players Damien Harris, Christian Miller, Hale Hentges and Ross Pierschbacher were inducted as captions Saturday afternoon. https://youtu.be/nYah6kAawvs

A-DAY: What exactly is the ‘Alabama Factor?’

A-Day Game When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium TV: ESPN2 Admission: Free Finding the "Alabama Factor" can’t be done with even the most complex of formulas. There may be an equation somewhere among all the variables that have helped Alabama win five national championships...
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