Tider Insider TV for June 2

Tide WR announces plans to transfer

Rising redshirt junior wide receiver Tyrell Shavers has entered the transfer portal. The Texas native announced his decision to leave Alabama this evening on twitter.

Iowa four-star amazed by Bama's passion

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.

FSU QB commit lands Tide offer

Starkville, MS four-star QB Luke Altmyer announced via twitter that he's been offered by Alabama.

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 discussion

Rodney 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

Bama staff recruited Jackson the right way

Two years ago, Prattville linebacker Ian Jackson was scarcely mentioned when discussing the top high school prospects in the state of Alabama.

What Nick Saban said in Mobile Thursday night

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.

30 defensive players of interest

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 Tide

As 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.

20 offensive players TI looks forward to seeing

Here are the 20 offensive players that TI is most interested in seeing when the gate (hopefully) opens for August camp.

UA men’s basketball announces home-and-home series with Houston beginning in 2020-21

The Crimson Tide and Cougars will renew the series in Tuscaloosa in December.

Tider Insider TV for May 26

Monday morning football discussion

Will 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.

The Memorial Day Seven

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.”

Next to commit?

Which prospect will be next to commit to Alabama? That's tough to predict, but there's been a lot of buzz that...

Alabama and Arizona announce home-and-home football series

The Crimson Tide and Wildcats are scheduled to meet in Tuscaloosa during the 2032 season with Alabama returning the trip in 2033.

Is Bama headed for one of Saban's best defensive classes?

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

Will this four-star linebacker be the next Bama commitment?

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 discussion

Rodney 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.

McKinstry's top five tweet

Shortly after the state's #1 2021 prospect, cornerback Ga'Quincy McKinstry of Pinson Valley, released his top five schools on Sunday evening, the news was noted on the Tider Insider forum. But in case you missed it, here is McKinstry's tweet.

Kaine Williams commits to Alabama

Alabama 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’ Ball

Joe Dickinson, Mac Jones’ private QB coach, joined Talkin’ Ball this morning to discuss Jones' progress. Here is that interview:

Bama closing in on commitments?

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.

TI on WMSP discussing Taulia, the USC game, recruiting & more

Rodney joined hosts John Longshore and Barry McKnight on WMSP in Montgomery. Here is that interview.