Alabama's Class of 2018 is beginning to pick up steam with Tommy Brown, a massive offensive line prospect who can still be developed.
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Vegas is rolling with the Tide
The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds to win this season's College Football Playoff national championship favor Alabama once again, giving the Crimson Tide a 5 to 2 chance to take their fifth national title since 2009.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Alabama landed its sixth ESPN 300 commit for the 2018 class on Friday. California offensive lineman Tommy Brown, ranked No. 111 overall, tweeted his commitment to the Tide and gives Alabama seven total commitments for the class.
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With Hugh Freeze out at Ole Miss, Nick Saban is 31-2 vs active SEC head coaches in conference games while at Alabama (losses to Gus Malzahn & Kevin Sumlin).
Alabama Crimson Tide running back B.J. Emmons has transferred to Hutchinson Community College.
The Crimson Tide's one-two punch will be the offensive anchors this season, which also means they could end up in New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
While Alabama QB Jalen Hurts will face competition from freshman Tua Tagovailoa, don't call it a controversy -- at least around coach Nick Saban.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Ed Orgeron's recruiting philosophy for LSU is rather simple. Pluck away a few out-of-state blue-chippers. And keep the best players in Louisiana from leaving. "We keep the good players, we can win a championship. That's the formula." Easier said than done. The competition for Louisiana players has heightened, especially via a bitter rival. In each of the last seven years, Alabama has landed at least one top five Louisiana recruit, including eventual All-Americans Landon Collins and Cam Robinson. "It's tough when you let your best player out of state and he goes and plays for Alabama and they come beat you. So we have to reverse that. In order to do that, we either have to get the best players first or beat Alabama. I don't know which is going to come first. I hope they both come first."
Ridley named to Biletnikoff Award watch list
Calvin Ridley was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, given to the nation's top wide receiver. Ridley caught 72 passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Two Alabama players named to Butkus Award list
LBs Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton were named to the Butkus Award watch list Monday. The award is given to the nation's top linebacker. Evans had 52 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2016 while Hamilton had 64 tackles and 9 tackles for a loss.
No matter how Nick Saban tries to spin it, it's still the rest of the SEC looking up at the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Fitzpatrick, Harrison named to Thorpe Award watch list
Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison have been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Fitzpatrick was a semifinalist for the award last season. The two juniors are among seven SEC players named to the award's watch list this year.
FSU, Bama opener headlines 2017 SEC vs. ACC games
This season's SEC-ACC matchups start off with a bang, with what could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown when Alabama takes on Florida State in Atlanta.
Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of three Crimson Tide defensive backs who are regarded as first- to third-round draft picks.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Is Dabo Swinney rooting for the ACC or for his alma mater when FSU & Alabama play in Week 1?
Alabama features four on Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
Crimson Tide DBs Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison, DT Da'Ron Payne and LB Rashaan Evans were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award goes to the nation's top defensive standout.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Jimbo Fisher on whether he would prefer to have a game to get ready before facing Alabama: "Well, I scheduled it, so I better be ready for it."
Alabama trio named to Outland Trophy watch list
C Bradley Bozeman, DT Da'Ron Payne and OT Jonah Williams were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Thursday. The award is given to the nation's best interior lineman. Bozeman and Williams started every game along the Crimson Tide O-line last season, and Payne recorded 36 tackles.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Bradley Chubb said it was hard to root for Clemson in national championship game but he did. "I had to root for them vs Alabama. Nothing's worse than a Bama fan."