ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have faced sporadic challengers during their long reign over the Southeastern Conference.
Auburn will pop up every few years to take on college football's greatest dynasty.
ATLANTA (AP) — Even with Georgia undefeated in 2021 and unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the eighth consecutive week, Nick Saban and Alabama still cast a shadow over the Bulldogs' season.
Florida went back to Nick Saban's coaching tree in hopes of finding its next great coach.
The Gators hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier on Sunday, ending a quick process that landed them their top target a week after firing Dan Mullen.
Alabama tailback Brian Robinson Jr. has a pulled muscle that makes his status for the Southeastern Conference Championship Game against No. 1 Georgia uncertain.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Pushed to the limits, Alabama delivered plays to celebrate in a stadium that has produced a few devastating ones.
The result was another unforgettable Iron Bowl.
John Metchie caught a scoring pass from Bryce Young in the fourth overtime to give No.
Alabama's recent trips to Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium have been filled with uncharacteristic misadventures for the college football powerhouse.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
Michigan State is giving Mel Tucker a $95 million, 10-year contract, making an aggressive move to keep a football coach who potentially could have left for LSU or the NFL.
“I am honored to be a part of the Spartan process today, and for years to come," Tucker wrote Wednesday in a post on Twitter.
Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings.
“If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cecil Hurt, a longtime sports columnist at The Tuscaloosa News, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 62.
The newspaper said Hurt died at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
This Alabama team is still winning football games but that aura of seemingly invincibility that normally looms over the Crimson Tide is long gone.
Last year Alabama made it look so easy in its season-long romp to the national championship, being truly challenged only once.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for more yards than any Alabama quarterback ever had in a game.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide needed that kind of performance — and every timely deep ball to Jameson Williams, too.
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees the typical uber-talented Alabama team with formidable linemen, a star quarterback and plenty of other standout players.
Perhaps the big change has come in the 21st-ranked Razorbacks and their belief that they can beat the No.
Alabama coach Nick Saban and Georgia's Kirby Smart are not exactly known as quarterback whisperers, or the types of cutting-edge offensive innovators that get a ton of attention in college football these days.
Alabama wasn't trying to show off when the Crimson Tide started handing the ball to a moonlighting wide receiver and linebacker in a blowout win this past weekend.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide were running out of options.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — For 44 seconds, No. 3 Alabama actually was trailing New Mexico State.
It didn’t take long for Bryce Young, Jameson Williams and the Crimson Tide to change that situation dramatically.
Alabama coach Nick Saban struck a mostly positive tone with his team after battling down to the wire against a heavy underdog.
That likely won't be the case if the third-ranked Crimson Tide (8-1, No.
Lane Kiffin has seen this Texas A&M formula for success before, especially on defense.
No. 12 Mississippi’s coach sees a dominating defense loaded with blue-chip recruits facing his own explosive offense when the 11th-ranked Aggies (7-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference, No.
Top-ranked Georgia and No. 3 Alabama appear headed for a showdown in the Southeastern Conference title game.
That scenario follows the preseason script. But before the powerhouse programs clash on Dec.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was living dangerously, with a missed extra point, a nonexistent running game and a lead repeatedly in jeopardy.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide's defense kept turning away heavy underdog LSU late and Bryce Young passed for 302 yards to survive for a 20-14 victory on Saturday night.
Much has changed since the last time LSU visited Alabama — for the Tigers, at least.
Nick Saban has the third-ranked Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 2 CFP) in national title contention once again and they are led by another Heisman Trophy candidate.
Bryce Young is showing why he arrived at Alabama as the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide's Heisman Trophy front-runner is clearly a passer first and foremost, but he's also a quick, elusive running threat when necessary.
The Alabama-Tennessee series has been one-sided since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, but don't ask him if it still qualifies as a rivalry.
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's 14 wins in a row in what was traditionally a Third Saturday in October staple hasn't changed the passion level entering Saturday night's meeting.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — NFL interceptions leader Trevon Diggs cried when Nick Saban wanted him to move to cornerback from receiver at Alabama four years ago.
The breakout star of the Dallas Cowboys also did what came naturally, seeking encouragement in a phone call with older brother Stefon Diggs, Buffalo's 2020 All-Pro receiver who was in Minnesota at the time.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide had a long week. Seven days filled with doubt, disgust and uncharacteristic angst.
But a week after Alabama lost at Texas A&M, Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and the No.
With one Small kick and a rather sizable upset, Texas A&M caused quite a shakeup in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — During a speaking engagement this spring Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher used colorful language to proclaim his team would beat Alabama during coach Nick Saban's career.
No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-2, 0-2), 8 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 17½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Alabama opened the season ranked first and Texas A&M was sixth, many figured their Week 6 meeting would be a can’t-miss-it showdown.
Now that it’s here, it certainly isn’t the game that was expected.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama linebacker Drew Sanders is likely to miss the Texas A&M game with a hand injury.
Coach Nick Saban said Wednesday that Sanders is “probably going to be out for this game” Saturday for the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
Alabama coach Nick Saban says tailback Jase McClellan is out for the year with a knee injury, leaving the team with three healthy scholarship backs.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide's second-leading rusher is set for surgery on Tuesday, Saban said Monday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Don’t worry, Alabama fans.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide haven’t gone back to old-school, pound the ball and keep it as long as possible football.
The first month of the college football season has produced plenty of surprises and teams with high expectations falling from the rankings.
Not so much in the Southeastern Conference.
If you're looking for SEC chaos, maybe this weekend will bring it.
Alabama and Georgia, the top-ranked teams in the country and the favorites to win their Southeastern Conference divisions, are preparing to face the league’s biggest early season surprises.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jameson Williams was off to the races the first time he touched the ball, and the second, and the fourth.
Unstoppable? Maybe. Uncatchable? Definitely.
Williams, the Ohio State transfer who brought another speedy playmaker to Tuscaloosa, had three monster plays.
Alabama is getting ready to face a team from Mississippi in Tuscaloosa, just not the one that fans are most anticipating.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (3-0) host Southern Mississippi Saturday night in a game between two ranked Southeastern Conference opponents.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first Big 12 game of the season for Texas and Texas Tech already feels like a pivotal moment for both head coaches.
First-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian was brought in from Nick Saban's staff at Alabama with a $34 million guaranteed contract and a promise to elevate the program back to the Big 12 power.
One blowout win into the season, Alabama coach Nick Saban was griping about the hype surrounding a team that had “basically played one half of one game.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Young heard all about the Swamp. He knew it would be deafening at times and difficult, if not impossible, for a visiting quarterback to communicate.
He also understood the key to handling such a raucous environment: a fast start.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama is hoping to get three starting defenders back from injury in time for its road game at No. 11 Florida.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that the news on preseason All-America linebacker Will Anderson Jr.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban thinks it might be time for a reckoning like his father used to deliver with a pounding of his hand on the dinner table.
Sure, Bryce Young threw three touchdown passes and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerbacks Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis didn't start the game with Mercer on Saturday.
Jobe was spotted in street clothes for the top-ranked Crimson Tide's home debut against the FCS team.
Alabama will finally have a true homefield advantage again, with a stadium mostly full of fans in crimson and white.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide shouldn't really need that kind of full-throttle support Saturday against FCS Mercer.
The first week of college football is in the books and, surprisingly enough, no players were injured while lining their pockets with endorsement money.
The end of college football as we know it didn’t come either, confounding the ominous warnings repeated so often for so long by so many in positions of power in the sport.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama outside linebacker Chris Allen has a fractured foot and could be out for the rest of the season, coach Nick Saban said Monday.
Allen was hurt on a sack of Miami quarterback D’Eriq King early in the second quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 44-13 opening victory on Saturday, forcing a fumble on the play.
Georgia is trying to bring defense back.
In the centerpiece game of the opening weekend of college football, the fifth-ranked Bulldogs put on a relentless, ferocious, smothering display of defense against No 3 Clemson on Saturday night in Charlotte.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Young didn't take long to prove he's the man to lead No. 1 Alabama in its quest for another national title.
Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his starting debut and the defending champions romped past No.
Three-and-out is the route to the NFL for a lot of Alabama players. The Crimson Tide’s best often don’t need to play their senior seasons to be early-round draft picks.
Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris bucked that trend last year, returning to Alabama for a fourth year to become full-fledged college football stars and first-round draft picks.
No. 14 Miami (0-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (0-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Alabama by 19 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama linebacker Quandarrius Robinson has been charged with driving under the influence after a three-car crash.
Tuscaloosa police said the wreck occurred just after 11 p.m.
Coach Prime, aka Deion Sanders, sauntered into the office of Nick Saban with a marching band following his lead.
“Coach Prime, what, no smoke machine?” the Alabama coach quizzically asked.
Yep, that happened — in a scene for an Aflac commercial featuring the two high-profile college head coaches.