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Tommy Rees is Bama's new OC

Former Notre Dame quarterback and Irish offensive coordinator Tommy Rees is headed to Tuscaloosa to succeed Bill O'Brien as Alabama's new offensive coordinator. The 30-year old Rees is considered one of the bright young offensive minds in college football. Rees, who was originally named the offensive coordinator at ND under Brian Kelly in 2020, has been referred to as a "dynamic playcaller" by several close to the Notre Dame program. Rees met via zoom with Nick Saban on Wednesday before flying into Tuscaloosa for a visit on Thursday afternoon. As TI reported earlier today, Rees spent Friday morning in Tuscaloosa observing Alabama's winter workouts.

No. 4/5 Alabama travels to Louisiana to face the Tigers

No. 4/5 Alabama menís basketball faces LSU at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday (3 p.m. CT) as the Crimson Tide look to improve to 10-0 in the SEC for the second time under Head Coach Nate Oats and third time since the 1955-56 season (21-3, 14-0 SEC).

LSU predictions

Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 3:00 Saturday afternoon on ESPNU.

Friday morning coordinator notes

Most recent I've heard, I feel more strongly about Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees...

TI Thursday on Three Man Front

Rodney joined hosts Pat Smith and Landrum Roberts on Three Man Front on WJOX in Birmingham to discuss the latest on Alabama's coordinator searches.

Oats reflects on a T-town beatdown

Fun with math: Ten dunks plus nineteen three-pointers equals your programís most lop-sided SEC margin of victory ever. That describes Alabama 101, Vanderbilt 44 Tuesday night in a bounce back for the ages. Hereís a look at what Oats and players had to say about it.

Tider Insider TV for January 31

Junior TE talks Tide

JaCorey Whitted, a 6-6, 240-pound junior from McAdory HS in McCalla, has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The talented tight end prospect picked up his offer from the Tide earlier this month.

No. 4/5 Alabama returns to SEC play against Vanderbilt

No. 4/5 Alabama menís basketball faces Vanderbilt at Coleman Coliseum on Monday (7:30 p.m. CT) as the Crimson Tide look to bounce back in its return to Southeastern Conference play. The Tide are off to one of their best starts in SEC play in program history, as the Tide looks to improve to 9-0 for the second time under Head Coach Nate Oats and second time since the 1956-66 season (Alabama finished the year with a perfect 14-0 record).

Vanderbilt predictions

Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 7:30 Tuesday evening on SEC Network.

Oats breaks down Bamaís breakdown at OU

Following Oklahomaís 93-69 beatdown of his second-ranked team, Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats addressed the media via a Zoom call. Hereís what Oats had to say after the Tide was blown out by a Sooners team featuring clones of Keanu Reeves and Paul Bunyan in its lineup. None of that was really funny for Bama hoops nation while watching a nine-game winning streak come to an end.

UA hosting Junior Day

The Crimson Tide is set to welcome an impressive collection of prospects to campus for Junior Day. Hereís a look at some of the players slated to attend the event.

No. 2 Alabama faces Oklahoma in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge

No. 2/2 Alabama menís basketball will take a break from Southeastern Conference games to face Oklahoma in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, on the road Saturday (1 p.m. CT) in the Lloyd Noble Center. This yearís Alabama-Oklahoma matchup marks the third time the two teams have squared off in the annual challenge, splitting the previous two contests (Oklahoma won 66-61 in 2021 and Alabama won 80-73 in 2018).

Oklahoma predictions

Make your predictions before the start of the men's basketball game at 1:00 Saturday afternoon on ESPN.

TI Thursday on Three Man Front

Rodney joined hosts Pat Smith and Landrum Roberts on Three Man Front on WJOX in Birmingham to discuss the latest on Alabama football.

Forty years after his passing, Bryant legacy still strong

The majority of the older citizens in the country can probably recite where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The same is probably true in this part of the country regarding the news that Alabama football coach and icon Paul ďBearĒ Bryant passed away on this day, Jan. 26, 1983.

Tide avoids upset; rallies to top State at home

Down by 11 at home in the first half, No. 2 Alabama was playing like, well, No. 2. Instead of laying egg, Nate Oatsí team found a way to beat Mississippi State 66-63 despite making only five 3-pointers at a raucous Coleman Coliseum.