Anyone who wonders what kind of impact a freshman can have on a team only needs to look at the University of Alabama football program last season. While many would think the Crimson Tide might probably be the least likely team for aShow More Summary
The big winners of national signing day earlier this week were obvious. Defending national champion Alabama closed extremely hard to put together another consensus No. 1 class. Texas skyrocketed up the rankings with a big Wednesday haul. Show More Summary
Alabama won the 2015 national championship and the 2016 recruiting battle, but which school's got the most bang for their buck in this recruiting cycle and who overpayed?
On January 11, the University of Alabama declared itself as the national champion in a 45-40 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff. Less than a month later, the Crimson Tide were at it again. This time, on national signing...Show More Summary
This was as good a time as any to doubt Alabama, so I did. Just 22 days after the engineer of this magnificent machine reinvented himself in the national championship, I questioned whether Nick Saban could pull it off once again. After...Show More Summary
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was business as usual at the University of Alabama football complex during Wednesday’s national signing day, which was just the way the Crimson Tide wanted it. That meant that Nick Saban won another recruiting title,...Show More Summary
The winners keep getting winners. The defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide landed the No. 1 recruiting class following national signing day on Feb. 3, per 247Sports' national composite rankings. While head coach Nick Saban continues to build a dynasty at Alabama, there could be a new recruiting sheriff in town. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama may be the leader of the free world, but he is just like the rest of us: He's a huge sports fan. When President Obama hangs out with a Heisman Trophy winner, he does what any football fan would do: He takes a picture...Show More Summary
Good morning! This is the Read Option, your daily college football newsletter. Sign up for this in your inbox! 1. Alabama Yeah, big ole boring Bama's first. Texas' Wednesday activity was excellent and seems to be the talk of the town, but the Tide's was better. Show More Summary
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It's in the midst of a dynasty, perhaps the greatest college football has ever seen, and Nick Saban is already staking his claim as the sport's most successful coach. But the University of Alabama football programShow More Summary
Per usual, national signing day had its share of theatrics. And by the end, also per usual, some of college football's most talent-rich programs got that much richer. While Deontay Anderson, a safety from Manvel, Texas, earned top honors for theatrics by starring in a video in which he skydived...
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the reigning college football national champions, and they are arguably this year's winners on the recruiting trail as well after collecting the best class in the country Wednesday. According to 247Sports'...Show More Summary
Class of 2016 4-star defensive end Terrell Hall, who withdrew his commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes in August, announced on Wednesday that he will play college football at Alabama. Brandon Parker of the Washington Post provided a...Show More Summary
Ben Davis, a 5-star inside linebacker from Gordo High School in Gordo, Alabama, announced Wednesday that he's committed to playing college football for the University of Alabama. Davis announced his decision live on ESPN, putting on a houndstooth hat. Show More Summary
Shyheim Carter recommitted to playing college football at Alabama on Wednesday. His pledge provided a nice boost to the Crimson Tide's 2016 recruiting class. Ben Garrett of Scout.com confirmed the defensive back's decision on Wednesday, noting it was a "blow" for Ole Miss. Carter is a 4-star prospect who ranks as the No. Show More Summary
It's happening again. The Alabama Crimson Tide football juggernaut is retooling, and there are no signs of a slowdown. Less than a month after capturing their 16th national championship, the Tide are already well on their way to securing...Show More Summary
Even elite teams like Ohio State, which has many players leaving early for the N.F.L., and Alabama, where things remained stable after another national title, work to upgrade their talent.
Clemson lost the College Football Playoff National Championship to Alabama last month, 45-40, but that was by no means the peak for the Tigers program. Head coach Dabo Swinney has already won too many big games and recruited too well...Show More Summary
Welcome to The Crootletter (sign up to get this in your inbox every morning!). I'm Bud Elliott, SB Nation's National Recruiting Analyst, and in this space I'll be sharing news, rumors and musings on the world of college football recruiting. Show More Summary
If star running backs made their big return to the forefront of college football in 2014, consider the 2015 season a victory lap for the nation's best rushers. In 2015, Alabama's Derrick Henry became only the second running back in the...Show More Summary