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Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in AP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide made their 106th appearance at the top of the AP rankings, which …


Alabama gives Nick Saban 8-year deal worth more than $74 million

Alabama coach Nick Saban still reigns supreme over college football – in national titles and annual pay. The university announced a new eight-year deal Friday worth at least $74.4 million, …


Clipping? LeBron James takes on Alabama football over barber show

LeBron James contends the Alabama Crimson Tide has lifted “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on “Uninterrupted,” the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with business partner …


Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title

Nick Saban’s greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup. Alabama’s coach has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff …


Norman Chad: Gift ideas for people you don’t care about

Oprah Winfrey has been making America great – and making herself great – for many years. Oprah’s fabulous wealth informs her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” her well-intended but unintentionally hilarious …


Nick Saban: Alabama’s Raekwon Davis out of hospital after getting shot

Alabama coach Nick Saban says defensive lineman Raekwon Davis has been released from the hospital.


AP source: Alabama lineman Raekwon Davis shot at bar

Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis shot at a Tuscaloosa bar, according to a person with knowledge of the incident.


Tide rolls in: Nick Saban could make $65 million over 8 years

Alabama coach Nick Saban could make $65 million over the next eight years. University trustees have approved a three-year contract extension through the 2024 season for Saban. Saban will get …


Lane Kiffin: I could have coached title game if I wanted to

Lane Kiffin says he could have remained at Alabama as offensive coordinator through the national championship game if he had wanted to.


Alabama OC Kiffin leaving before national title game

Lane Kiffin isn’t sticking around to run Alabama’s offense in the national championship game, bringing an end to a successful but sometimes tense three-year pairing with Crimson Tide coach Nick …


Get ready for a blockbuster sequel: Alabama vs. Clemson for national championship

Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch.


Saban: Playoffs to blame for players deciding to skip bowls

Alabama coach Nick Saban believes it’s hard to blame players for skipping the bowl games when the playoffs have overshadowed most of them anyway.


Nick Saban: Lane Kiffin leaving Alabama, going to FAU

Lane Kiffin has a chance to help Alabama get to 15 wins this season. And then he’s going to take over the reins of a program that has won 15 …


It’s Nick Saban’s World, and everyone else gets the crumbs

Nick Saban rolled into the room with all the warmth of a tray of ice cubes you just pulled from the freezer.


What’s wrong with college football? A lot, says the Couch Slouch

Whether I’m at a coffee shop or the gun range or Pilates class, I always get the same two questions: 1. How come you’re so much better looking in person …


Ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian joins Alabama staff as analyst

Former Southern California head football coach Steve Sarkisian is joining No. 1 Alabama’s staff as an analyst.


With Saban’s stamp of approval, Lane Kiffin rises again

A three-time – and twice fired – head coach, Kiffin is in the second season of restoring his reputation with Nick Saban’s stamp of approval.


Last Clemson-Alabama game launched dynasty

The plan was for a Clemson coming out party.


No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with SEC title triumph over Florida

With a Heisman-worthy performance from Derrick Henry and another dose of dominating defense, No. 2 Alabama cruised into the four-team playoff with a 29-15 victory over No. 18 Florida in …


Couch Slouch dissects Nick Saban taking apart unauthorized biography

When I was on vacation this summer – I went to the Galapagos Islands to run with the bulls; alas, I was misinformed, so I ended up swimming with the …


Saban defends signing Taylor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence …


Ohio State takes its big shot at emulating Alabama

NEW ORLEANS – When Urban Meyer got back into coaching at Ohio State, he made it clear what kind of program he wanted to build. SEC North.


Commentary: New SEC Network brings you Tim Tebow, Johnny Cash and religious imagery

HOOVER, Ala. – What’s bigger: The first coming of the SEC Network or the second coming of Jesus Christ? Musically speaking, leave it to the otherworldly Southeastern Conference to compare …


Peyton Manning, Nick Saban share knowledge

Peyton Manning’s never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban’s desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. It …


Saban hires Kiffin

Alabama hired former Southern California coach Lane Kiffin on Friday as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Kiffin returns to the Southeastern Conference after head coaching stints with the NFL’s …


Alabama gives extension to football coach Saban

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is staying put, apparently for the duration of his career. The university announced Friday night that Saban has reached “a long-term agreement” …


John Blanchette: Colorado State boss Jim McElwain holds area roots close

He has two national championship rings, his alma mater in Cheney is in the hunt again for another rock of its own and his current team – on an ahead-of-schedule …


Alabama-LSU: Not even Saban downplays magnitude

Even Nick Saban isn’t protesting too loudly that Alabama-LSU is just another game. The stakes are too high and the rivalry just too compelling. “It’s probably hard for everybody to …


Saban: Predictions for birds

Here’s a prediction: Nick Saban won’t like questions about predictions. The Alabama coach says “they hijack the game” by putting the focus on the BCS and who will play in …


Alabama’s Ingram will miss opener

Mark Ingram’s run for a second Heisman Trophy has been put on hold, and possibly even derailed, before the Alabama tailback had a chance to gain a single yard. Ingram …