TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban likes to refer to the NFL draft as a "business decision." Of course he'd love it if his most talented players finished out their eligibility at Alabama, but the promise of long-term financial security is enough to sway even his most selfish ambitions.
about 854 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Two handy reminders: College football underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft, which will be May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. James Franklin appears to have a choice between taking the Penn State job or staying at Vanderbilt.
about 868 days ago | Jeff Barlis | Texas A&M Aggies
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It happens every year now, so don't act surprised. If you're an Alabama fan, deal with it. If you're not, don't weep for the Crimson Tide, either. Coach Nick Saban has lost multiple underclassmen to the NFL before, so Thursday's news that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, linebacker Adrian Hubbard and defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan will all leave school early is no insurmountable thing.
about 869 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Trey DePriest cut the list of possible departures by one when he announced that he would return for his senior season. But the list was, according to Alabama coach Nick Saban, already in the double digits as Alabama's notoriously tight-lipped head coach said before the Sugar Bowl that as many as 10 players were interested in their NFL futures and would look into receiving a draft projection from the league's advisory board.
about 871 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
NEW ORLEANS -- When No. 3 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) looks at its matchup with 11th-ranked Oklahoma (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) in Thursday's Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Crimson Tide can't help but see similarities to their last opponent.
about 878 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Alabama Crimson Tide
Half a day. We're almost there. Here are some links from around SEC country to help you finish off the work week. Alabama's Amari Cooper is back to 100 percent after dealing with injuries and frustration.
about 931 days ago | David Ching | Texas A&M Aggies
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- So much about LSU-Alabama is built around the physical style of play, and rightfully so. UA coach Nick Saban called the game a "heavyweight fight" where you have to show up in every round.
about 933 days ago | Alex Scarborough | LSU Tigers
If only Johnny Manziel could have played defense. Well, I guess he could have, considering Texas coach Mack Brown recruited him as a safety coming out of high school. Oh, what a show it would have been if Johnny Football went from schooling Alabama's defense with his arm and legs to intercepting one of AJ McCarron's passes.
about 984 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Texas A&M Aggies