Tider Insider TV for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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2019 DE likes the SEC

Byron Young of West Jones HS in Laurel, Mississippi is on track to become one of the nationís top defensive end prospects in the class of 2019. The 6-4, 270-pound junior has picked up offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others. Heís drawing additional interest from Auburn, FSU and Notre Dame.

Kuligowski expected to be new Tide DL coach

Reports are that Alabama is expected to land one of the most highly-regarded defensive line coaches in the country. According to several sources, Craig Kuligowski is set to replace Karl Dunbar as the Tide's DL coach. Kuligowski established a strong national reputation for developing some of the nation's top units as the longtime DL coach at Missouri under former coach Gary Pinkel. One of his Missouri units set the school's single season sack record with 44. He spent the past two seasons at Miami under Mark Richt. In both seasons his Hurricane front led the nation in sacks per game. See this report on PalmBeachPost.com.

What UA, AU hoops coaches said on SEC Teleconference

Alabama (17-10, 8-6 SEC) goes for the season sweep against Auburn (23-4, 11-3) Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network. Hereís a quick look at what the head coaches in that Iron Bowl of basketball had to say on Mondayís SEC Menís Basketball Teleconference.

Elite junior LB is a wanted man

The 2019 class in Mississippi is shaping up to be a strong group. One of the best in the state is linebacker Nakobe Dean of Horn Lake HS in Horn Lake. The 6-0, 225-pound Dean, who ranks among the top 25 prospects in the country, is approaching 30 offers.

Alabama completes sweep of Valparaiso Sunday

Alabama secured the weekend series sweep of Valparaiso with a 12-6 victory on Sunday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the young season. The offense provided some late insurance after the Tide was forced to call on its bullpen early on the way to a win on getaway day.

Walkoff single completes comeback in 6-5 win over Valparaiso

With runners on first and second and two down, junior Joe Breaux lined a single to right field to plate the winning run and walk it off, 6-5, for Alabama baseball against Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Tide falls to Wildcats in Rupp Arena

Faced with a chance to pull off a huge road win against a struggling Kentucky team, Avery Johnsonís Alabama basketball team got obliterated on the offensive glass in Lexington and it cost them dearly. Final score: Kentucky 81, Alabama 71.

Offense powers UA baseball to 16-2 victory over Valparaiso in season opener

The Brad Bohannon era of Alabama baseball began with a 16-2 win over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The 16 runs scored were the most in a Crimson Tide head coaching debut since 1898.

Daphne junior is one of the nationís best

The recruiting process is heating up for Christian Williams of Daphne. The 6-1, 177-pound cornerback is already being tabbed among the nationís top 10 corners in the class of 2019. Williams is closing in on 15 offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Must-have prospects from Georgia in 2019

The University of Georgia looks to double down on its recent success and establish itself as the preeminent recruiting school in the country, with designs on becoming the new Alabama. The Tide needs to break up the party and get in on the outstanding group of 2019 prospects from the Peach State.

Travis Jones to interview

Veteran defensive line coach Travis Jones is expected to interview for the Tide's DL vacancy on Friday. Jones, who has coached several years on the college and pro levels, spent this past season with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

Three general comments on Tide's staff opening

Three quick notes on Bama's defensive staff vacancy. See the forum.

Five for Wednesday

With spring practice roughly a month away, here are five quick hitters on the Tide.

LSU post-game comments

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LSU game highlights

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Hoops Tide disposes of LSU at home

Needing to hold serve at home for RPI and seeding purposes, Avery Johnsonís Alabama squad succeeded. Final from Coleman Coliseum: Alabama 80, LSU 65 in a game that really wasnít that close.