Rise to the Moment of Truth Saturday, April 1, 2023


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'Say a prayer for Mal': Saban takes a moment to reflect on his good friend Mal Moore

With spring practices in full swing and position battles at the forefront, coach Nick Saban took a few minutes out of his press conference Thursday to reflect on a good friend, the late Mal Moore.

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Alabama defensive tackle Jaheim Oatis weighs in on his 100 pound weight loss

This time last year, defensive tackle Jaheim Oatis was joining the Alabama football program from high school, weighing in at 416 pounds and not expecting to see much playing time because of the weight.

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Bryce Young aims to show 'diversity' in his game at Alabama's Pro Day

Alabama hosted its annual Pro Day inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility Thursday in front of over a dozen NFL general managers and coaches, with all 32 NFL teams represented.

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'There's nothing to clarify': Saban says wrong place, wrong time comments not aimed at Oats

Thursday at Alabama football's Pro Day, head coach Nick Saban addressed comments from earlier this week in which he said "there's no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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New faces and new opportunities as Alabama begins spring practice

Going into spring practice this year, Alabama will be breaking in two new coordinators, as well as looking for a replacement to the greatest quarterback in the program’s history, add in some key injuries and this spring will offer opportunities for some new faces to impress the coaching staff.

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Watch: Nick Saban appears to take shot at Nate Oats — 'There's no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time'

Monday following Alabama football's first practice of the spring, head coach Nick Saban took to the podium and discussed highly-rated true freshman Tony Mitchell's recent arrest for possession of marijuana with intent and reportedly driving at 141 mph as he attempted to evade the police.

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Contracts were approved for Alabama football coordinators Kevin Steele and Tommy Rees

Contracts for 11 members of the University of Alabama football staff, including coordinators Tommy Rees and Kevin Steele, were approved on Monday.

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Nick Saban: New SEC schedule format is unbalanced — 'They’re giving us Tennessee, Auburn and LSU'

In 2024, Texas and Oklahoma are set to join the Southeastern Conference, and the SEC is expected to move from an eight game conference schedule with two divisions, to a nine game, divisionless format with each team playing three permanent foes and rotating the other six conference games.

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XFL owner Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson praises former Bama star A.J. McCarron for taking less money to 'create memories' for his kids

Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has been making headlines in his rookie season with the XFL.

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Alabama expected to hire Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator

Alabama filled its offensive coordinator vacancy Friday afternoon with Tommy Rees, and just a couple days later, they found their guy to fill the defensive coordinator opening left by Pete Golding.

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Tommy Rees expected to become Alabama's next offensive coordinator

Just a week after former Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien left to take the same position for the New England Patriots, Nick Saban has found his replacement in Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.

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Jalen Hurts: From benched in college football title game to Super Bowl starting quarterback

Sunday, former Alabama quarterback and current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts led his team to a 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers to punch his ticket to his first-ever Super Bowl.

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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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Analysis: Alabama has paid less for Saban since his arrival than Auburn has for coaches in same time period

Has the University of Alabama actually saved money by employing Nick Saban as its head football coach while also making him among the highest-paid coaches in the nation?

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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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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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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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