alabama football

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…

Tide preps for SEC schedule opener with Ole Miss Saturday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The University of Alabama football team put in a 90-minute session in shells on Monday afternoon outdoors on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields in preparation for this weekend’s Southeastern Conference opener against No. 19/17 Ole Miss. The Crimson Tide’s first practice of the new week focused on planning and preparation for an Ole Miss passing game that…

Tide scrimmages for first time in Fall camp

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The University of Alabama football team took part in its first scrimmage of the fall on Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted roughly 135 plays and was just over two hours under overcast skies with short, heavy rainstorm early in the scrimmage. The temperatures for the day hung in the 80s. “If I was…

Alabama hires Marynowitz as associate AD for football

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Former Philadelphia Eagles executive Ed Marynowitz has returned to Alabama as associate athletic director for football. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Marynowitz’s hiring on Wednesday. Formerly Alabama’s director of player personnel, Marynowitz was the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel in 2015. He oversaw the Eagles player personnel department, ran their pro and college scouting…

Single game tix for select Tide home football games on sale Thursday

  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com)– The public sale of football tickets for select 2016 football home games will begin on Thursday, June 2, at 8 a.m. CT. A limited amount of tickets are available for games against Western Kentucky (Sept. 10), Kent State (Sept. 24), Kentucky (Oct. 1) limit of 2 each, and Chattanooga (Nov. 19). Tickets were made available from…