alabama football

Texas A&M safety Donovan Wilson ejected for targeting

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Texas A&M strong safety Donovan Wilson has been ejected for targeting. Wilson appeared to deliver a hit to Alabama tailback Damien Harris’s head on an interception return in the second quarter. Harris was trying to tackle linebacker Claude George in Alabama territory when he was hit. George had picked off a pass from Jalen Hurts. Harris,…

Tide trounces Vols in 49-10 runaway

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jalen Hurts and Bo Scarbrough each rushed for over 100 yards Saturday and No. 1 Alabama again got points from its defense and special teams in a 49-10 blowout of No. 9 Tennessee. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC) earned its 19th straight victory overall and its 10th consecutive win in this annual series. Tennessee (5-2, 2-2) has…

Tennessee’s Jalen Hurd expected to play vs. No. 1 Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he expects Jalen Hurd to play Saturday against No. 1 Alabama after the junior running back missed a 45-38 overtime loss at Texas A&M last week with an unspecified injury. Jones said Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference coaches’ teleconference that Hurd is “back full strength.” Hurd was at Tuesday afternoon’s practice…

Tide trio earns SEC Player of the Week honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (rolltide.com) – Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick, JK Scott and Jalen Hurts were all chosen as Southeastern Conference Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday morning. Fitzpatrick was chosen on defense, Scott on special teams and Hurts as co-freshman player of the week for their performances in the Crimson Tide’s victory at Arkansas this past weekend. Fitzpatrick…

Report: Bama paid ex-assistant $317,000 to resolve dispute

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The Tuscaloosa News reports that Alabama paid former defensive line coach Bo Davis nearly $317,000 months after his resignation amid an investigation into NCAA recruiting violations. The newspaper reported Tuesday that Davis was paid $316,666.66 on Aug. 19. He resigned on April 28. University spokeswoman Monica Greppin Watts says the payment was “to resolve disputed claims…

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama rout Kentucky 34-6 after rough week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Jalen Hurts threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Calvin Ridley and Ronnie Harrison scored on a 55-yard fumble return in No. 1 Alabama’s 34-6 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame a week full of potential distractions and a slow start to run away from the Wildcats (2-3, 1-2)….

Alabama LB Tim Williams sits out half 2 days after arrest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama star defender Tim Williams sat out the first half Saturday night against Kentucky. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s outside linebacker was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a pistol without a permit early Thursday morning. Williams was replaced by redshirt freshman Anfernee Jennings in the starting lineup but came in on the opening drive of…

Saban unsure if Barnett still with team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says he doesn’t know if backup quarterback Blake Barnett remains with the team. Saban says the redshirt freshman came to see him before Wednesday’s practice “with some concerns about his future.” He says he hasn’t received a final decision on Barnett’s plans. A report by Alabama Media Group cited unidentified sources saying…

No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Jalen Hurts ran and passed for a touchdown and tailback sub Joshua Jacobs scored his first two career touchdowns in No. 1 Alabama’s 48-0 win Saturday over Kent State. The Crimson Tide (4-0) dominated coach Nick Saban’s alma mater from the start while scoring on a kickoff return and even a short touchdown throw to freshman…

Alabama rallies, beats No. 19 Ole Miss 48-43

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – No. 1 Alabama scored two defensive touchdowns and another on special teams to overcome a three-touchdown deficit and beat No. 19 Mississippi 48-43 in a Southeastern Conference showdown on Saturday. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 158 yards and ran for 146 more but it was unlikely touchdowns from Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron…