Byrne announcement on Alabama-USC

Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne released a statement this afternoon that Tide's season opener vs USC is now officially canceled.

Firecracker Five member sets commitment date

On July 4th, TI released our annual Firecracker Five update. This five-star member of the group announced he has set a commitment date.

Quick summer football tidbits

As we do every year at this point, TI has spoken to a few sources about some of the young players who have made strong impressions during the workouts and the 7-on-7 sessions.

Mississippi star flips to Bama

Kadarius Calloway, a 6-0, 210-pound athlete/safety from Philadelphia, MS announced on Twitter tonight that he was flipping from Mississippi State to Alabama.

Tider Insider TV for July 7

Statement from Alabama Athletics on Steve Sarkisian

"The Alabama football coaching staff participates in an annual executive physical. During Coach Sarkisian's physical last week, it was determined that he needed a procedure...

Monday morning Bama football discussion

Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is that interview.

FrenTchi adds to United Nation's Hoops Class for the Crimson Tide

First it was "Oh, Canada!" when the University of Alabama Men's Basketball Program added combo forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton of Andrews Osborne Academy in Willoughby, Ontario, and later fellow Canadian Joshua Primo of Royal Crown Academy in Toronto. Now "Vive la France!" will also ring out inside Coleman Coliseum this coming season with the addition of stretch four Alex Tchikou (Chee-Koo) of Paris.

The Firecracker Five

Welcome to the 2020 edition of The Firecracker Five, a Fourth of July special update started six years ago in which we pick five prospects likely to choose the Tide. Two years ago, we hit on four out of five picks. Last year, we fizzled a bit, but we did hit on the biggest prediction of all, that five-star QB Bryce Young would flip from USC to Alabama. In terms of star ratings, this year's Firecracker Five might be the most impressive ever.

Tide's recruiting is scorching hot and getting hotter

It's July and Alabama is burning up the recruiting trail. That's quite a change from a few months ago when fans were in a panic over Bama's slow start.

Bama football: Recruiting, Covid-19 & more

Rodney joined hosts John Longshore and Barry McKnight on WMSP in Montgomery to discuss the latest on Alabama football. Here is that interview.

Turner to the Tide

As predicted, four-star outside linebacker Dallas Turner of Ft. Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas announced his commitment to Alabama.

Tider Insider TV for June 30

Smith is a big pickup; More commitments on the way?

In a TI update last week, we said that July might be a huge month for Alabama's 2021 recruiting class. TI stated that the month could start with a bang when four-star linebacker Dallas Turner announces his decision on July 1. Well, the party got started a few days early with the commitment of standout cornerback Devonta Smith of Cincinnati-LaSalle this evening.

Devonta Smith commits to Alabama

Cincinnati-LaSalle cornerback Devonta Smith announced via Twitter his commitment to Alabama. The 5-11, 185-pounder has the versatility to play every spot in the secondary. Smith was previously committed to Ohio State. More later.

Monday morning football discussion, recruiting, Najee Harris & more

Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 100.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is the interview audio and a text summary.

TI on Three Man Front on WJOX

Rodney joined hosts Pat Smith and Landrum Roberts on Three Man Front on WJOX in Birmingham to discuss Alabama football recruiting, grad transfer QB Logan Burnett & more.

New 2022 commit is a perfect fit for Alabama

Two years ago, a high school coach told TI that there was an upcoming ninth-grade linebacker at Mobile-Williamson with special potential. That linebacker was Robert Woodyard.

Tide offers Auburn RB commit

Given that Alabama's running back depth chart is loaded with potential future stars like Trey Sanders, Keilen Robinson, Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams and Kyle Edwards, some have wondered if the Tide would take a running back in the 2021 class. One of the state's best announced this morning that he'd received an Alabama offer.

July recruiting might start with bang

July could be a huge month for Alabama's 2021 class. And it might get started with a bang on July 1 when four-star outside linebacker Dallas Turner announces his decision.