Bama is shooting for the #1 class again

Even though it's only July and the early signing period (in December) is still five months away, I admit that the question has popped up in my mind: Just how good could this Alabama's class be?

Five quick hitters from summer workouts

Here are some quick notes on the progress of five players in summer workouts.

Story announces for Alabama

Lanett 2020 four-star athlete Kristian Story announced his commitment to Alabama. The 6-1, 205-pound Story is a standout quartetback/safety in high school. Most project him on defense in college. He chose Alabama over Texas A&M.

Bama lands key 2020 DL target

In TI's report on Tuesday, we noted Sebastian, FL standout Timothy Smith as a key DL target to keep an eye on.

Top 2021 QB commits to Alabama

Drake Maye, one of the nation's top quarterbacks in the 2021 class, announced his commitment to Alabama on Wednesday evening. As a sophomore, the 6-4, 200-pound Maye passed for 3,200 yards, 35 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Maye, of Cornelius-Myers Park, NC, chose Alabama over Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina, among others. More later.

Tua, Jeudy ready to roll

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy both took time to chat with the media at Kickoff 2019 festivities Wednesday. Here are some snippets of what each had to say.

Moses motivated to lead Tide defense

He’s ready to be the captain. Dylan Moses has stepped up and become the quarterback of Nick Saban’s and Pete Golding’s Alabama defense. Due to the departure to the NFL of Mack Wilson, Moses was “next up.”

What Nick Saban had to say at SEC Media Days

In 33 minutes at the podium, Nick Saban said a lot at SEC Media Days. Before he spoke, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said that in May Saban shot a 77 on the golf course just weeks after hip replacement surgery. He’s still a competitor. Here are snippets of what Saban had to say Wednesday.

Tider Insider TV for July 16

As always, Bama a hot topic at Media Days

If it’s SEC Media Days, they must be talking about Alabama. You can set your watch by it, and 2019 has been no exception. Nick Saban and his players arrive Wednesday morning, but Monday and Tuesday the word “Alabama” was a buzz word. And for some, a buzz kill. Here is a smattering of comments about the Tide from Hoover in the first 48 hours.

Tide has key spots to fill in recruiting

Given that the early signing period is still five months away, it's difficult to predict which prospects will round out the Tide's 2020 recruiting class. But we have an idea of Bama's priority positions. In this update, we touch on some

TI's Monday morning Bama football, recruiting update on The Gary Harris Show

Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 102.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss the latest on Alabama football and recruiting. Here is that interview.

Harris, Jeudy and Tagovailoa named to Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List

Alabama running back Najee Harris, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have been named to the 2019 Maxwell Award Watch List announced today by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia.

Quick Thursday night recruiting notes

Over the past week there's been some buzz that top Bama running back target Zachary Evans might be headed elsewhere. In tonight's update, we share the latest that we've heard on Evans and a few of the Tide's other top remaining targets

Lewis, Hodgson talk Gold Medal experience

Kira Lewis brought home the gold and Bryan Hodgson was there to see it. Alabama’s sophomore point guard and assistant basketball coach met with the media Wednesday afternoon to discuss their time in Greece for the FIBA Under 19 World Championships. Here are some snippets.

Tider Insider TV for July 9

Texas standout nearing a decision?

There's been a lot of buzz recently that talented Texas four-star safety Xavion Alford might be close to pulling the trigger. The 6-1, 190-pounder from Shadow Creek HS in Pearland, Texas tells TI that he has narrowed his list of over 40 offers down to six schools -- Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, Florida and Auburn.

Spirit of Alabama: Oldest living Alabama football player celebrates 100th birthday

Don Salls played for Alabama under coach Frank Thomas 78 years ago, but he still remembers his time as a member of the Crimson Tide fondly.

TI with the latest on Alabama recruiting

Rodney joined host Gary Harris on Tide 102.9 in Tuscaloosa to discuss Alabama sports. Here is that interview.

Quick update on Bama freshmen

Here's a an update on some of the latest TI has heard on several of Bama's freshmen.

The Firecracker Five

A July 4th tradition on TI is the unveiling of The Firecracker Five. These are five of the nation's hottest 2020 prospects that TI thinks might very well end up choosing Alabama. Keep in mind, it's early in the recruiting process. There will be some twists and turns along the way to the early signing period in December. With that said, here is this year's edition of The Firecracker Five.