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Several Alabama players declare for NFL Draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Four University of Alabama football players announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that they will forego their senior seasons to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Alabama’s NFL early entrants, Christian Barmore, Mac Jones, Patrick Surtain II and Jaylen Waddle declare for the draft. Dylan Moses would later do the same by making his announcement on…

Alabama’s Smith named Walter Camp Player of the Year

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith has been named the 2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday evening. Smith joins past Alabama winners Derrick Henry (2015) and Tua Tagovailoa (2018) for the award presented annually to the most outstanding player of the year in college football who has exemplified the…

Auburn names Derek Mason as Defensive Coordinator

AUBURN, Ala.—Former Vanderbilt head coach and Stanford defensive coordinator, Derek Mason, has been named Auburn’s defensive coordinator, head coach Bryan Harsin announced Thursday. “Derek Mason is one of the best defensive minds in college football and his track record speaks for itself,” Harsin said. “I’ve always admired his ability to prepare his defenses and his approach with players on and…

Auburn names Bobo as new Offensive Coordinator

AUBURN, Ala.—A veteran coach in the Southeastern Conference, Mike Bobo has been named offensive coordinator at Auburn, head coach Bryan Harsin announced Thursday. Bobo spent last season at South Carolina as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach after a five-year stint as head coach at Colorado State. He also spent 14 years at Georgia. “I’ve wanted to work with Mike now…

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith wins the Heisman Trophy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama’s DeVonta Smith is your Heisman winner.  The first receiver to win the award since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991. Smith sits at 105 catches, 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns on the year. The next closest receiver is 448 yards shy of Smith. That makes three Heisman winners for Nick Saban and Alabama as Smith joins Mark…

Early Signing Period Updates for Alabama, Auburn and Troy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama football announced the addition of 24 student-athletes to its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. The 24 high school players come from 11 states – Alabama (5), Florida (5), Texas (5), Maryland (2), Georgia (1) Louisiana (1), Michigan (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (1), South Carolina (1) and Wisconsin (1).  Among…

Gus Malzahn is out as Auburn’s Head Coach

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Sunday a leadership change for Auburn football as Gus Malzahn will no longer direct the program. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will serve as interim head coach. In eight years, Malzahn compiled a 68-35 record including a 39-27 mark in Southeastern Conference play. He led the program to an SEC Championship and BCS…

Linden captures Class 1A State Championship

TUSCALOOSA – Linden High School’s Patriots walked into Bryant-Denny Stadium as a school that had never won an AHSAA football championship. Not anymore, thanks in big part to senior defensive lineman Jamarcus Williams. Williams tipped the ball to himself for an interception and returned it 18 yards for a third-quarter touchdown and added a 5-yard scoop-and-score fumble recovery for a touchdown…

Montgomery Catholic falls to Fyffe in 3A State Championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Montgomery Catholic scored 16 points in the 1st quarter to take a 16-0 lead. Fyffe would answer with 21 unanswered to win the game 21-16 and capture their 3rd straight state championship. Fyffe improves to 45-0 in their last three seasons, three state titles. Myles Butler led the way for Catholic on the receiving end, 6 catches,…

LACEUP – Crenshaw, Pike Lib Win AISA Titles plus AHSAA Quarterfinals

  AHSAA 2020 State Football Playoffs Quarterfinal Results CLASS 1A Linden (13-0) 35, Sweet Water (8-3) 6 Brantley (13-0) 21, Maplesville (9-4) 19 Berry (11-1) 42, Brilliant (7-6) 21 Pickens County (10-3) 40, Hubbertville (9-3) 24 CLASS 2A Abbeville (11-1) 38, Isabella (11-2) 20 Leroy (11-1) 28, Lanett (10-3) 21 Spring Garden (12-1) 21, North Sand Mountain (11-2) 0 Mars…