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Sunderland: Five possible candidates for the Alabama offensive coordinator position

With the recent departure of former Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien taking the same position with the New England Patriots, Nick Saban is forced to hire his ninth offensive coordinator since taking over as head coach of the Alabama program in 2007.

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Crimson Tide battle back against Mississippi State to remain undefeated in SEC play

In their first game as the number two ranked team in the nation, Alabama had to overcome a horrendous first half to defeat the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 66-63.

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Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien returning to New England Patriots in same role

Over the past few months, rumors of Bill O’Brien leaving the Alabama program have been circling, and on Tuesday it was announced he was on his way back to New England to serve in the same role.

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Alabama on top of SEC standings after win over Missouri

With Alabama’s win over Missouri 85-64, and Texas A&M’s loss to Kentucky Saturday, the Crimson Tide took sole possession of first place in the SEC standings.

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Crimson Tide stay hot with road win over Vanderbilt

Despite off-the-court distractions, Alabama was able to battle adversity and remain unblemished in SEC play, with a 78-66 win on the road against Vanderbilt.

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Court records show Alabama basketball's Darius Miles provided gun but did not shoot victim

Tuesday, more details were released in regard to the arrest of former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles. Miles was one of two men charged with capital murder of Janea Jonae Harris, 23, of Birmingham, in a deadly shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on The Strip in Tuscaloosa. 

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Alabama's Nate Oats addresses Darius Miles' arrest on capital murder charge — 'An incredibly sad situation'

Monday afternoon, Alabama basketball head coach Nate Oats met with the media for his regularly scheduled press conference ahead of Tuesday’s game with Vanderbilt, but the coach didn’t receive a single question on the upcoming game.

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Crimson Tide cruises to easy victory over LSU

Alabama came into Saturday’s game against LSU undefeated in SEC play, and walked away with its fifth conference win, 106-66, dominating the Tigers from start to finish.

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Report: Crimson Tide DC Pete Golding leaving program for same position at Ole Miss

Ole Miss already has a former Alabama coordinator as their head coach in Lane Kiffin, and it appears they have dipped their hand back into Crimson Tide coordinator pool and grabbed defensive coordinator Pete Golding.

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Former Crimson Tide running back Ahmaad Galloway dead at 42

Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Ahmaad Galloway, 42, was found dead in his apartment Monday.

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A look at Saban's final coaches poll top 25 ballot of the season

Despite Alabama not being a participant in the college football national championship game on Monday night, Nick Saban still found a way to be at the game, serving as an analyst, part of the ESPN College Gameday crew.

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Crimson Tide use late runs to beat the Razorbacks

Alabama traveled to Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR Wednesday and walked away with their second road win of the season against a ranked opponent, defeating No. 15 Arkansas 84-69.

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Miller, Sears lead Crimson Tide to blowout victory over Kentucky Wildcats

Saturday, No. 7 Alabama put together another impressive game, blowing out Kentucky 78-52 and advancing their SEC record to 3-0 for the first time since the 1986-87 season.

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Alabama play-by-play voice Eli Gold diagnosed with 'treatable' form of cancer

The “Voice of the Crimson Tide”, Eli Gold, missed the entire 2022 football season due to health issues and announced Friday that he is battling with a “treatable” form of cancer.

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Alabama dominates Ole Miss in SEC home opener

Alabama welcomed an underachieving Ole Miss team to Coleman Coliseum Tuesday for the Crimson Tide’s SEC home opener, winning 84-62.

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Alabama's Anderson, Gibbs, Young to forego senior season for the 2023 NFL Draft

Monday morning, three juniors for Alabama's football program announced that they would skip their senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft.

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5 takeaways: Alabama vs Kansas State

Saturday, No. 5 Alabama put an end to their 2022 season beating No. 9 Kansas State 45-20 in the Sugar Bowl.

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Young leads the Crimson Tide to a sweet Sugar Bowl victory

Alabama put an end to their season and 2022 with a dominant performance, beating Kansas State in the Sugar Bowl 45-20.

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Alabama athletics: A year in review 2022

Another year is in the books and it was another positive year for the University of Alabama athletic department.

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Sugar Bowl: Five things to look for

Saturday December 31, the #5 Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Big 12 champions, #9 Kansas State Wildcats in the 89th annual Sugar Bowl, the first ever meeting between the two schools.

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Alabama opens up conference play with big road win

On Wednesday, another difficult opponent was put in front of Alabama, and once again they responded.

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Alabama strengthens tight end position with Maryland transfer CJ Dippre

Last week Nick Saban brought in an impressive group of talent during the early signing period, and Tuesday morning he got his first transfer portal commitment from Maryland tight end CJ Dippre.

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Saban still knows how to recruit, brings home No. 1 recruiting class yet again

After losing two games and missing out on the College Football Playoffs, some critics are saying the dynasty is over at Alabama and Saban has lost a step. But on Wednesday, Saban put all those rumors to rest as he brought home the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, and possibly the best recruiting class he has ever had.

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What to watch for as Alabama's early signing period begins Wednesday

Wednesday begins college football’s early signing period, and Alabama will be in search of yet another No. 1 recruiting class.

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Why did Bryce Young and Will Anderson decide to play in the Sugar Bowl?

Friday Alabama received the surprising, but great news, that quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson, two projected top five NFL draft picks, would be participating in the Crimson Tide’s upcoming bowl game.

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Alabama coasts into SEC play with win over Jackson State

Tuesday Alabama welcomed back former guard Mo Williams to Coleman Coliseum, not as a former player, but as the head coach of the opposing Jackson State Tigers.

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Miller's career game not enough as Tide fall to Gonzaga

Alabama’s freshman sensation Brandon Miller did everything he could do to keep Alabama in the game, but ultimately was not enough as #15 Gonzaga defeated the #4 Crimson Tide 100-90 in the second annual C.M. Newton Classic.

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