Tider Insider TV for June 2
TJ Bollers had a plan for the recruiting process. The four-star outside linebacker from Tiffin, Iowa wanted to visit schools in the spring and summer and then make his decision before the upcoming season. But the pandemic shutdown threw a kink in his plan.
Statement from Nick Saban on the passing of Pat Dye“I’ve known and respected Pat Dye for many years, and he always represented college football with tremendous class and integrity. He was an outstanding teacher and coach who affected our game in many significant ways. We are saddened to hear of his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, co-workers and all of the players he had such a positive impact on throughout his distinguished career.”
Monday morning football discussionRodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is that interview.
Nick Saban comments on George Floyd, Breonna Taylor & Ahmaud Arbery
Two years ago, Prattville linebacker Ian Jackson was scarcely mentioned when discussing the top high school prospects in the state of Alabama.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban was one of a handful of SEC-oriented speakers Thursday night in Mobile at the annual L’Arche Mobile Football Preview. Here are some remarks from Saban and a funny story from his former assistant, current Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Yesterday, we took a look at 20 offensive players we're interested to see when camp rolls around in August. Now let's look at 30 defensive players.
Prattville four-star linebacker announces for the TideAs predicted, Prattville linebacker Ian Jackson committed to Alabama this morning. In his first season at linebacker last fall, Jackson exploded with 91 tackles, including 12 TFLs, five sacks, and a pick 6. "He's just scratching the surface of his potential," Prattville head coach Caleb Ross told TI recently. The 6-2, 210-pound Jackson is rated as a four-star prospect by some networks. Watch his announcement below.
https://t.co/NroQWjnPBt The decision is made what y’all think?— Ian Jackson (@IMJack003) May 28, 2020
Here are the 20 offensive players that TI is most interested in seeing when the gate (hopefully) opens for August camp.
The Crimson Tide and Cougars will renew the series in Tuscaloosa in December.
Tider Insider TV for May 26
Monday morning football discussionWill the college football season start on time? Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss that and more. Here is the interview.
One of our annual updates on TI is The Firecracker Five that we post every July 4th. Today, we present our Memorial Day Seven. These are seven prospects that we like Alabama's chances of landing.
Statement from Director of Athletics Greg Byrne“The health and safety of everyone, including our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans has been, and will continue to be at the forefront as we prepare to return. We appreciate the leadership and guidance of the Southeastern Conference and its Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force throughout this situation to best equip our campuses with educational materials and recommendations on best practices. Resumption of voluntary in-person activity is an important step in moving us towards the fall athletic season, which we are fully preparing for with a phased approach beginning June 8. In addition to our public health officials, we are fortunate to have an elite sports medicine staff here at Alabama, from our athletic trainers to our team doctors that we will continue to take direction from as we make decisions for a safe return. We look forward to welcoming back our student-athletes, coaches and staff to campus.”
Which prospect will be next to commit to Alabama? That's tough to predict, but there's been a lot of buzz that...
The Crimson Tide and Wildcats are scheduled to meet in Tuscaloosa during the 2032 season with Alabama returning the trip in 2033.
It's May 20th. The early signing period is still seven months from now. Even though it's too early to make strong predictions, as of today the Tide appears to be in position to land another stellar defensive class. And if things fall into place, this could be one of the best defensive classes that Bama has signed under Nick Saban.
Tider Insider TV for May 19
Over the past two weeks, Alabama has landed commitments from four-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks and four-star safety Kaine Williams. Speculation is that the next commitment to the Tide might come from...
Monday morning football discussionRodney joined host Joe Gaither on The Gary Harris Show on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to look back at the 2017 season, discuss Taulia's transfer, recruiting & more. Here is that interview.
Kaine Williams commits to AlabamaAlabama has picked up a commitment from four-star safety Kaine Williams of Marrero-John Ehret, LA. The 6-1, 205-pound Williams made 50 tackles and had four interceptions as a junior last season. He chose Alabama over LSU and Texas A&M. Williams said that he notified Bama defensive coordinator Pete Golding of his decision last week. He later spoke to Nick Saban. "He was fired up (about the decision)," Williams said of Saban. "Alabama had the best opportunities for me." See his announcement below.
Mac Jones’ QB coach on Talkin’ BallJoe Dickinson, Mac Jones’ private QB coach, joined Talkin’ Ball this morning to discuss Jones' progress. Here is that interview:
A four-star safety has confirmed plans to announce his commitment on Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, a four-star linebacker is expected to make his decision soon.