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College Football Fans Plan Slew of Activities for Bye Weekend

Local Alabama and Auburn fans gear up for off-Saturday

IMG_0214 Both Alabama and Auburn fans will have one thing in common Saturday and that’s… withdrawal. Eight weeks into the season, both the Tide and Tigers have that much-needed and well-deserved bye-weekend. For the players, it’s a great time to heal those bumps and bruises. But, for the fans, well, it leaves them with a blank slate for Saturday. We…

Alabama Signs Two Top-Five JUCO Linemen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has signed a pair of junior college linemen to start its 2017 recruiting class. The Crimson Tide on Wednesday announced the signing of offensive lineman Elliot Baker and defensive end Isaiah Buggs. Baker is a 6-foot-7, 295-pounder out of San Francisco Community College. A four-star prospect, he’s rated as the top junior college tackle prospect….

Nick Saban: I voted with an absentee ballot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says he forgot about Election Day, not about voting. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s coach said after Saturday’s 51-3 win over Mississippi State that he had an absentee ballot. The comment came in response to an unrelated question. On Wednesday, Saban responded to a question about the presidential election by saying that he…

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama’s 51-3 rout of Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Jalen Hurts passed for career highs of 347 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards in less than three quarters in No. 1 Alabama’s 51-3 rout of Mississippi State on Saturday. The freshman quarterback’s prolific performance wiped out any concerns that the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) would have a…

Alabama extends win streak against No. 15 LSU, 10-0

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Jalen Hurts broke loose for a 21-yard touchdown run to break a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama’s defense thoroughly stifled Leonard Fournette and LSU in a 10-0 victory over the 15th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) won for the sixth…

Saban: Eddie Jackson has successful surgery to repair leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama safety Eddie Jackson had surgery to repair a fractured left leg. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that the operation “went really, really well.” Saban says Jackson shouldn’t have any problems in the future and had overcome a similar but unrelated injury early in his career with No. 1 Alabama. The senior was injured…

Tide’s Allen named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – Alabama senior Jonathan Allen was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s 33-14 win over then-No. 6 Texas A&M. The Lott IMPACT Player of the Week is presented weekly by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. A disruptive force against the Aggies on Saturday, Allen finished the…

Tide at LSU game to be broadcast on CBS8

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – Kickoff for the Nov. 5 away game between Alabama and LSU is set for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS, the SEC office announced on Monday afternoon. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet for the 81st time in series history of the two schools, with UA holding a 50-25-5 advantage, including a 27-9-2 mark…

Allen’s TD helps No. 1 Alabama overpower No. 6 Aggies, 33-14

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Jonathan Allen returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to help No. 1 Alabama beat sixth-ranked Texas A&M 33-14 Saturday. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as the powerhouse league’s last unbeaten team, getting yet another in a long string of defensive scores. Allen, a lineman, scooped…

Saban: Alabama safety Eddie Jackson out for season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says star safety Eddie Jackson is out for the season with a fractured leg. Jackson didn’t return to the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 33-14 win Saturday over No. 6 Texas A&M following a fourth-quarter punt return. Fans chanted “Eddie” as Jackson was taken into the locker room on a cart moments after the…