Quick Saturday practice notes

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Tide uses youth movement to tame Tigers

Anthony Grant started three true freshmen Friday night against Division II and cross-town foe Stillman, and the result was a 69-49 Alabama win. The opening five consisted of freshmen Justin Coleman, Riley Norris and little-used Devin Mitchell, to go with sophomore Jimmie Taylor and senior captain Levi Randolph. For Norris and Mitchell, the contest marked their first collegiate starts.

Quick Friday practice notes

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Tennessee junior gets early Christmas present from the Tide

Emmit Gooden of Haywood HS in Brownsville, Tennessee ranks as one of the Southís elite prospects in the class of 2016. On Wednesday night, the 6-3, 265-pound defensive end, who stood out at UAís lineman camp last summer, received good news from the Tide.

Bama is on Frasier's mind

The Crimson Tide is in the mix for two of the nation's top running backs. While most of the talk has centered on Berea, KY star Damien Harris, some think that Johnny Frasier of Princeton, NC might be even better. The 5-11, 220-pound Frasier is committed to FSU, but Alabama, Duke and NC State remain in contention.

Thursday player interviews

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Quick Thursday practice notes

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Harrison ready to make an instant impact

Tide commitment Ronnie Harrison of University HS in Tallahassee, Florida is one of a few prospects set to enroll at UA next month. The 6-3, 205-pound safety is ready to get the ball rolling in Tuscaloosa.

Bama making a move on Wheatley

One of Alabama's top priorities for the 2015 class is to find a big, strong, physical, athletic tight end. Such tight ends are very hard to find. So hard that the Tide staff has traveled nearly a thousand miles from Tuscaloosa to pursue Buffalo-Canisius, New York star Tyrone Wheatley, Jr.

Wednesday practice video

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Taylor taking his time

One of the top prospects making an official visit to Alabama last weekend was Jonathan Taylor, a star defensive lineman for Copiah-Lincoln CC in Wesson, MS. The 6-4, 340-pound Taylor, who is eligible to enroll in college next month, has Alabama, LSU and Mississippi State among his top schools.

Quick Wednesday practice notes

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TI TV for December 16

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Menís basketball falls in heartbreaking, 53-52 loss at No. 11 Wichita State

The Alabama menís basketball team fell in the final seconds to No. 11 Wichita State, 53-52, on Tuesday evening inside Charles Koch Arena. With the loss, Alabama falls to 6-3 on the season.

Tuesday player interviews

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Nick Saban post-practice press conference

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Bo Scarbrough at practice video

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Tuesday practice video

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Quick Tuesday practice notes

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Kennedy recaps UA official visit

Tide commitment Brandon Kennedy was among the official visitors at UA this past weekend. The 6-2Ĺ, 305-pound offensive lineman, who made the trip with his mother and brother, had an outstanding visit.

Womack earned his way to Alabama

When Alabama started recruiting offensive tackle Matt Womack two years ago, he was 335 pounds and a step slow. On his official visit to Alabama this past weekend, Womack, from Senatobia-Magnolia Heights Academy, MS, checked in at an impressive 6-6ĺ and a lean 312 pounds. This past summer he ran 5.05 at Nick Saban's camp.

Recapping the recruiting weekend

Here are a few recruiting notes from this weekend.

Womack flips to Tide

Last week TI posted to keep a close eye on offensive tackle Matt Womack of Senatobia - Magnolia Heights, MS. We felt that the 6-6, 335-pounder was close to flipping his commitment from LSU to Alabama. This afternoon, following his official visit to UA, Womack tweeted that he was switching to the Tide. More later.

Menís basketball defeats Tennessee Tech 65-53

Senior Rodney Cooperís 23 points helped the Alabama menís basketball team earn the 65-53 victory in a battle with Tennessee Tech on Saturday evening inside Coleman Coliseum. The Tide is now 6-2 on the season, including a perfect 5-0 at home.

Visitor news & notes

December is always a popular month for official visits. This weekend, the Tide staff will welcome several outstanding prospects to the Capstone. Hereís a look at the players expected to visit.

Amari Cooper wins Biletnikoff Award

Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper was presented the 2014 Biletnikoff Award as the nationís outstanding college receiver on Thursday night at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show. He is the first Crimson Tide player to receive the prestigious award.

Saban's visit with CeCe

On Wednesday, Nick Saban was in Florida visiting highly-regarded linebacker/defensive end CeCe Jefferson of Glen St. Mary's-Baker County. The Tide has been a longtime fixture as one the top schools on the 6-2, 250-pound Jefferson's list.

A few quick recruiting notes

One prospect that UA has in its sights is Berea-Madision Southern, KY running back Damien Harris. The 5-10, 210-pound running back has had Alabama, Kentucky and Ohio State atop his list.