Nick Saban working with young Alabama team, not much depth

Football 04/13/19, 02:02

Alabama's Nick Saban isn't likely to get much sympathy from his coaching peers regarding his offseason challenges.But even the Crimson Tide faces some, especially on a defense that was uncharacteristically vulnerable late last season. Such challenges are inevitable when seven underclassmen declare for the NFL draft, even more than the ...

Boomer Sooner: Tide QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Sports 01/16/19, 15:27

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance.He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do these days. ...

Tua Tagovailoa struggles as Alabama loses title game 44-16

Football 01/08/19, 06:39

Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown.It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in the ...

No. 2 Clemson uses big moments to topple top-ranked Alabama

Football 01/08/19, 00:02

Clemson needed a big performance to unseat defending champion Alabama. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish.Cornerback A.J. Terrell got it rolling with a 44-yard pick six on Tua Tagovailoa's third pass of the game, Justyn Ross had a stunning display of acrobatic catches and Clemson's defense ...

Tua Tagovailoa struggles as Alabama loses title game 44-16

Sports 01/07/19, 23:53

Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown.It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in the ...

Update: Hurts ready to do whatever he can to help Tide

Football 01/05/19, 12:57

The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship media day (all times local):9:50 a.m.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is ready to do whatever he can to help the Crimson Tide defeat Clemson in the national championship game.He's not ready, however, to talk about his future at Alabama.Hurts is a junior ...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa says sprained ankle feeling good

Football 01/05/19, 12:04

Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa said his sprained ankle is feeling good two days before the Crimson Tide play Clemson for the national championship."I can only say we're continuing to get better," Tagovailoa said at media day on Saturday. "It's trying to maintain the feeling of it ...

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines all-bowl team

Football 01/03/19, 16:11

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to settle for second place in the Heisman Trophy balloting, but he delivered arguably the best bowl performance of any player in the country.Tagovailoa outdueled Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl to earn his spot as the quarterback of The ...

Podcast: Previewing Bama-Clemson, reviewing bowl season

Sports 01/03/19, 14:39

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, playing for the championship for the third time.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Cole Cubelic from the SEC Network breaks down the Tigers and Crimson Tide. What matchups ...

Gutsy calls by a gambling Nick Saban have turned title games

Football 01/03/19, 13:01

Nick Saban showed he's capable of derring-do in Alabama's past two national championship game wins.The coach famed for his scowl, his process and meticulous down-to-the-tiniest detail nature — even eating the same salad daily for lunch and, of course, oatmeal creme pies for breakfast — has turned title games ...

With Alabama-Clemson IV set, get ready for part 5 in 2019

Football 12/30/18, 08:01

Before Alabama-Clemson IV is even played, know that part five of college football's epic championship series is already in production.The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers will meet for the fourth straight year in the College Football Playoff, and third time in the championship game, on Jan. 7 in ...

No. 1 Alabama beats No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 to reach title game

Football 12/29/18, 23:55

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 on Saturday night in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl.The high-scoring Sooners (12-2) reached the postseason despite a porous defense that was no match for Alabama's diverse attack, and ...

College Football Playoff: Bama vs OU; Clemson vs Notre Dame

Football 12/29/18, 03:13

Oklahoma and Notre Dame are standing in the way of Alabama-Clemson Part IV.The College Football Playoff semifinals are Saturday, with the top-ranked Crimson Tide facing No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl in South Florida and No. 2 Clemson playing No. 3 Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl in North ...

Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

Football 12/28/18, 10:58

This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime.There was Alabama's sudden victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a thrilling hockey shootout.Of course, we'll long remember that 18-inning marathon at the World Series. And don't ...

Murray, Tagovailoa set to take center stage together again

Sports 12/26/18, 15:22

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa have struck up a friendship over the past several weeks, which shouldn't be surprising considering how much time the quarterbacks have spent alongside one another in that span.They were in Atlanta together at a college football awards show, where Tagovailoa took home the ...

Alabama toughest challenge for Oklahoma interim DC McNeill

Football 12/23/18, 11:38

Oklahoma interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill's unit couldn't slow some of the nation's best offenses during Big 12 play.His toughest challenge yet will come in the national semifinal against Alabama. Led by Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback, the Crimson Tide rank second nationally in points per game and ...

Saban: Tagovailoa’s ankle ‘probably ahead of schedule’

Football 12/17/18, 17:56

Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is "probably ahead of schedule" in recovering from ankle surgery.The Heisman Trophy runner-up has been practicing for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which began preparations Friday for an Orange Bowl semifinal matchup with Oklahoma.Tagovailoa had surgery on his left ankle shortly after the ...

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Football 12/09/18, 11:32

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could very well ...

Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle

Football 12/08/18, 18:56

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday.Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. No. 1 ...

Heisman Trophy: Stock soared for 1st-time starting QBs

Football 12/07/18, 18:07

Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow Heisman ...

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