As the late recruiting period cranks back up tomorrow, one thing clear is that landing at least one standout defensive lineman is a high priority for the Alabama staff.
On a night when the home coliseum was as loud as it’s been in years, the Alabama basketball team of Nate Oats put away No. 4 and unbeaten Auburn 83-64 in front of a sold out crowd announced at 14,474. Alabama led wire to wire in what was the highest ranked opponent the Tide beat since upsetting No. 1 Stanford in 2004.
Alabama and Georgia Tech announced a home-and-home football series between the two programs for the 2030 and 2031 seasons on Wednesday.
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 8:00 Wednesday evening.
Tider Insider TV for January 14
With the college football season officially in the books, it's time to look forward to the 2020 season. Here are some very early thoughts.
Monday morning Bama football discussionRodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss the latest on Alabama football. Here is that interview.
Live by the 3, die by the 3. All season the Crimson Tide has depended on making 3-point shots as part of the high octane Nate Oats offense. On this day, Alabama connected on just 4-of-21 attempts behind the arc. The team fought hard but lost to Kentucky on the road Saturday 76-67.
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 11:00 Saturday morning.
On Sunday night, TI reported that there had been a change with Najee Harris. Once thought to be a lock to declare for the NFL, TI reported that Harris was seriously considering a return to Alabama.
The dead period for recruiting doesn't end until January 16th, but here are some things to keep an eye on headed down the stretch to NSD.
The UA staff is working to put the finishing touches on the 2020 class. One player to keep an eye on down the stretch is Ennis Rakestraw, a 6-0, 170-pound cornerback from Duncanville, Texas.
Somebody was going to be 0-2 in the SEC after Wednesday night’s Mississippi State at Alabama basketball game at Coleman Coliseum. Neither the Tide nor the Bulldogs wanted to be that somebody. Alabama was able to pull away in the second half and beat the Bulldogs by a 90-69 score to go to 8-6, 1-1 SEC. State fell to 9-5, 0-2. The game was Alabama’s fifth straight to hit the 90-point mark.
Jerome Ford in the transfer portalAlabama redshirt freshman running back Jerome Ford has entered his name into the transfer portal. With Najee Harris and Brian Robinson serving a partial game suspension, Ford started the 2019 opener vs Duke. He played sparingly throughout most of the rest of the season.
I don’t know where im goin, I just know ima win.— Jerome Ford (@_Romie1) January 7, 2020
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 6:00 Wednesday evening.
Tider Insider TV for January 7
Ruggs heading to NFL
Tua's press conference
Tua announces decision
I snapped this photo of Tua today as he was waiting to announce his departure to the NFL. A very tough decision for a young man who truly loved his time at Alabama. I've been watching Alabama football for 50-plus years. Hard for me to say I've ever seen one better than Tua.
DeVonta Smith announces decision to return for senior season
To be continued... 🌹6️⃣ pic.twitter.com/LvzMffWQ1N— Smitty (@DeVontaSmith_6) January 6, 2020
McKinney announces departure
To this point, I haven't posted much on the juniors, because it's very difficult to predict these things. I won't make any strong predictions this morning (maybe later today I'll have more), but I'll share a few of my "feelings" based on numerous conversations I've had the last four days.
A 21-point first half lead in Gainesville, Fla. seemed promising, but as has been the case so many times the past decade, Alabama’s basketball team couldn’t stand prosperity. The Tide allowed Florida to rally and eventually win in double overtime, 104-98. Three Gators posted double-doubles. Three Tiders fouled out. Such is life on the road in this league.
Jerry Jeudy announces early departure
4ever a Crimson Tide ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/YSGihoPnfe— JJ⁴ (@jerryjeudy) January 4, 2020
Jedrick Wills headed to NFL
Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 5:00 Saturday evening.
Rodney joined hosts John Longshore and Barry McKnight on WMSP in Montgomery to discuss the Tide's Citrus Bowl win over Michigan and the latest on Tua's upcoming decision.
Alex Leatherwood announces plans to return
Thank you for the endless support Bama Nation! We’re coming for it all in 2020! pic.twitter.com/qMToSUPQp7— Alex Leatherwood (@Alskee_) January 2, 2020
Tua sets decision date
I’ll be making my decision on the 6th.. God bless and Roll Tide— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) January 2, 2020
Trailing 16-14 at the half, Alabama dominated Michigan in the final 30 minutes to win its 11th game and defeat the Wolverines 35-16 in the Citrus Bowl. That’s a 21-0 second half.
Junior wide receiver Jerry Jeudy notched his second 1,000-plus yard receiving season after opening the 2019 Citrus Bowl with an 85-yard touchdown reception.
Make your predictions before the start of the game Saturday at noon.
Two bluebloods are set to square off tomorrow when No. 13 Alabama (10-2, 6-2 SEC) takes on No. 14 Michigan (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) in the Citrus Bowl. Kickoff inside Camping World Stadium in Orlando is set for shortly after noon. Here are five storylines for the game.
Alabama coach Nick Saban and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh addressed the media Tuesday for the final time before the Crimson Tide faces Michigan in the Citrus Bowl Jan. 1. Following are a few topics both touched on.