Bill O’Brien is the latest Nick Saban reclamation project and Paul Finebaum is suggesting the former Houston Texans and Penn State head coach could be the best offensive coordinator Nick Saban has ever had. That’s a bold take for the Alabama Crimson Tide, given how good previous OCs have been for Saban. But O’Brien’s history on offense is pretty solid. Find out what Alabama Football Talk host Tom Downey thinks about O’Brien in today’s video.
Alabama Football Rumors: Could Bill O’Brien Be The Best OC Nick Saban Has Had? (VIDEO)
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WATCH: Alabama guard Deonte Brown selected #193 by the Carolina Panthers in the 2021 NFL Draft
The Carolina Panthers selected guard Deonte Brown out of Alabama. The 3-year starter gives the Panthers more protection for Sam Darnold in the middle of their offensive line. A steal in the 6th round, Deonte Brown is the ninth Alabama player selected in this year's draft as The Tide continues to roll out NFL prospects. Brown has some real upside as a starter long-term in the NFL at OG. Chat Sports’ hosts Tom Downey & Chase Senior give their reaction & analysis of Carolina selecting Brown.Read full story
Video: New England Patriots Trade Up To Draft Alabama's Christian Barmore, Did Saban Influence Pick?
WATCH: The New England Patriots traded up on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft for the 2nd night in a row to select a member of Nick Saban's 2020 national championship team. Bill Belichick clearly trusts his former protégé's development and players from the Alabama program in general by selecting defensive tackle Christian Barmore with the No. 38 overall pick. The selection came a day after the Patriots picked Alabama quarterback Mac Jones in the first round at No. 15 overall. Watch as Chat Sports hosts Tom Downey and Mitchell Renz give instant reaction and grades on this pick. Alabama now has had 8 players selected in the 1st 3 rounds of the NFL Draft.Read full story
WATCH: Alabama's Landon Dickerson Drafted By Eagles - Instant Reaction
Alabama Football News: In the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected interior offensive lineman Landon Dickerson from Alabama with the 37th pick. Dickerson likely would have been a first-round pick in this draft if not for a laundry list of injuries he suffered during his five years in college. On Chat Sports 2021 NFL Draft coverage, our hosts take a look at this pick, give an instant reaction, and their quick grade on this pick.Read full story
Alabama Crimson Tide Dominate Again With Six 1st Round Selections In The 2021 NFL Draft
Nick Saban's team produced another six 1st round draft picks in last night's NFL Draft. Five offensive players going in Round 1 from one school set a record. Tom Downey breaks down the picks, as well as looks at the players that could be drafted tonight in Round 2 or Round 3. The picks were: Jaylen Waddle (#6, Miami), Patrick Surtain (#9, Denver), DeVonta Smith (#10, Eagles), Mac Jones (#15, Patriots), Alex Leatherwood (#17, Las Vegas), Najee Harris (#24, Pittsburgh).Read full story
Alabama QB Mac Jones Selected By New England Patriots At #15 Overall
Mac Jones' NFL Draft selection waited until Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots came up at the #15 pick. He'll now head to Foxboro and compete for the starting QB job with Cam Newton. Jones, who led the Tide to a national championship, this past season, was widely rumored to be headed to the San Francisco 49ers at #3, but it didn't happen for him. Click FOLLOW to stay up-to-date with the Alabama Crimson Tide on News Break!Read full story
2021 NFL Draft: DeVonta Smith Headed To Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles select WR DeVonta Smith from Alabama with pick #10 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Head Coach Nick Sirianni adds another explosive option to his offense with Smith. Smith was a highly-scouted NFL prospect at Alabama. Chat Sports hosts Harrison Graham and Mitchell Renz break down the Eagles picking Smith.Read full story
Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II Taken #9 In The 2021 NFL Draft By The Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos pick CB Patrick Surtain II from Alabama with the 9th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Surtain II is likely to make a difference in the Broncos defense for head coach Vic Fangio. Chat Sports hosts Harrison Graham and Mitchell Renz break down the Broncos picking Surtain II.Read full story
Jaylen Waddle Is Selected #6 Overall In The NFL Draft By The Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins select Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the #6 Pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle, who was injured for part of the 2020 Crimson Tide national championship season, adds an explosive option to head coach Brian Flores’ offense. Former Alabama teammates Tua Tagovailoa and Waddle join forces again in Miami. Chat Sports hosts Tom Downey and Mitchell Renz break down the Dolphins picking Jaylen Waddle!Read full story
(VIDEO) Alabama Football: NFL Mock Draft For 2021 Crimson Tide Draft Prospects
The 2021 NFL Draft is less than a week away and Alabama Football is expected to have several prospects drafted this year. Mac Jones, DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, Najee Harris and several other Crimson Tide players are some of the top draft prospects this year. Alabama Football Talk by Chat Sports host Harrison Graham does a 7-round NFL Mock Draft and outlines every Bama player selected and where they went on today’s video!Read full story
Alabama Football Recruiting: Chances Of Crimson Tide Landing 5-Star CB Tony Mitchell?
WATCH: Alabama Football recruiting update on today’s Alabama Football Talk video with Chat Sports Host Tom Downey! 5-star CB Tony Mitchell was at the team’s spring game and discussed his interest in being the latest in a long line of 5-stars to pledge to Nick Saban. He’s the #1 corner in the 2022 recruiting class and Alabama is very much in the mix. Find out what other teams are in his top 12 and where Alabama Football ranks overall in the recruiting rankings.Read full story
VIDEO - QB Bryce Young Shines In Alabama Football Spring Game, Heisman Trophy Hype?
Alabama Football rumors today focus on the hype train on QB Bryce Young. The assumed starter at QB for the Crimson Tide, Young shined at the Alabama spring game. He won MVP after going 25 of 44 for 333 yards, one TD and no INTs. Nick Saban continues to offer praise for the former 5-star recruit. And the hype train is gaining momentum for Young, who is now in the Heisman Trophy race. Or at least he is based on the latest odds.Read full story
ESPN Ranks Alabama #1 On College Football Power Index For 2021 Season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are defending national champions and are expected to be a top contender again next season. ESPN released their College Football Power Index (FPI) for 2021 and Alabama tops their rankings. ESPN’s FPI gives the Crimson Tide a 30.8% chance to win the national title next season. Alabama Football Talk host Harrison Graham reacts to ESPN’s FPI rankings and where the Tide sit heading into 2021. PREDICT in the comments if you think Alabama will repeat as champs next year!Read full story
VIDEO: Alabama Football Recruiting: 5-star DT JT Tuimoloau Visit Coming In June?
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VIDEO - Alabama Football Recruiting News: 4-star ATH Shemar James Will Visit Crimson Tide
Alabama Football Talk host Tom Downey is here with the latest Alabama Football Recruiting News. The Crimson Tide are set to get a visit from on the best in-state recruits: 4-star Shermar James. Alabama’s 2022 recruiting class has started off slow, but knowing Nick Saban, the commits will come in soon enough. And James would be one of the top ones, currently ranking as the #115 overall recruit. He’s listed as an athlete, but Alabama wants him to play OLB.Read full story
Alabama Football Recruiting News: 10+ Players Set To Visit Alabama During Saturday’s Spring Game
WATCH - Alabama Football recruiting is heating up as the focus has shifted toward the 2022 class and even on to 2023. Bama’s spring game is set for this Saturday, April 17th, and several players are set to make unofficial visits. The NCAA “Dead Period” lasts until the end of May, but several recruits are scheduled to be in Tuscaloosa this weekend. Alabama Football Talk host Harrison Graham breaks down the list of players that are visiting during Alabama’s Spring Game on today’s video.Read full story
(WATCH): Alabama Football Spring Game: 3 Things To Watch During Saturday’s A-Day
The Alabama Football ‘A-Day’ spring game is set for this Saturday at 12p CT at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Fan capacity will be 50% and the game will be televised live on ESPN. Alabama Football Talk host Harrison Graham takes a look at 3 things to watch during Saturday’s scrimmage. Some things to watch out for is the QB battle led by Bryce Young, the RB position led by Brian Robinson Jr., and who will emerge at the WR position.Read full story
Alabama Basketball News: Nate Oats Lands MAJOR Transfer In Nimari Burnett
(WATCH) Alabama Basketball is on fire after landing top transfer Nimari Burnett from Texas Tech. Burnett played just 12 games for the Red Raiders during the 2020-21 season before leaving the program for “personal reasons.” Burnett was a 2020 5-star prospect according to ESPN’s rankings. He averaged 5.3 points per game at Texas Tech in limited playing time. Host Harrison Graham gives his thoughts on Burnett transferring to Alabama on today’s video.Read full story
Alabama Football Prospects Who Might Go In Round 1 Of The 2021 NFL Draft | 3 Defensive Options
Alabama Football is built differently these days. Once a defense-focused unit, Nick Saban has adopted the modern offense and won with that unit. And that’s reflected in the lack of likely Round 1 draft prospects on defense. CB Patrick Surtain is a lock and he could go top 10. DT Christian Barmore should/could go Round 1, but that’s not a guarantee. And host Tom Downey discusses the unfortunate fall of LB Dylan Moses. Once a projected Round 1 pick, Moses might not even go in the Top 100 now.Read full story
Top 6 Alabama Football Players On Offense Who Could Go In Round 1 Of The 2021 NFL Draft
WATCH: The 2021 NFL Draft is just days away and Alabama Football could have up to six players go in the first round this year! Host Tom Downey takes a look at the six prospects who could go in Round. QB Mac Jones, WR Devonta Smith and WR Jaylen Waddle are Round 1 locks. RB Najee Harris and C Landon Dickerson have a very real shot. OT Alex Leatherwood is the least likely of the six. Also, OG Deonte Brown isn’t expected to go Round 1.Read full story