SportsAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s injury status update is positive heading into Saturday’s College Football Playoff Semifinal game against Oklahoma, but not yet perfect.Injured in Alabama’s SEC Championship game win against Georgia with a high ankle sprain above his left foot, Tagovailoa has been rehabilitating the injury for weeks as the Crimson Tide tries to make a run at another national championship. Tagovailoa told members of the media this week according to multiple reports that he’s “a lot better” and probably at “80 to 85 percent” if graded on a scale of 100. By game time with Oklahoma on Saturday, Tagovailoa plans to be ready.“(Treatment) has been really good,” Tagovailoa told members at the media at the Orange Bowl this week, according to For the Win.Tagovailoa has practiced with the team since December 14 and he is expected to start against Oklahoma in Saturday’s Orange Bowl national playoff semifinal … [Read more...] about Tua Tagovailoa Injury Status Update: Alabama Quarterback ’80 to 85’ Percent, Expected to Start vs. Oklahoma
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Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Ty Storey (4) looks for a receiver during the second quarter of a football game, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. - Photo by Charlie Kaijo FAYETTEVILLE -- News on the NCAA's transfer portal heated up in SEC country Wednesday when Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts' intention to transfer became official and Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey was revealed as a fresh listing along with Hurts. Many college football fans might be aware transfer rules have changed in the last year, but know little else about how and why the portal came about. The new transfer system is an outgrowth of the push in recent years by the NCAA and member institutions to provide more rights to student-athletes. In the old system, scholarship athletes had to approach administrators or coaches at their school and ask for permission to contact other schools and be granted a release. An example occurred last spring when backup Alabama center … [Read more...] about After Arkansas, Alabama QBs listed in portal, NCAA’s transfer plan gains notice
It appears we have a better idea of who is getting picked rather than who will do the picking at the top of next year’s NFL Draft.With the 2019 version just days old, one sportsbook is taking action on next year’s No. 1 overall draft pick.As you would expect, the SEC is well represented.BetOnline.AG sports book just released the first odds on the No. 1. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 5/2Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert 7/2Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm 4/1Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young 7/1Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown 7/1Alabama receiver Jerry Jeudy 9/1Despite who goes No. 1 overall, it appears Alabama coach Nick Saban will be busy during the first round of next year’s draft congratulating his players. Mock drafts have as many as 12 Alabama players listed. What NFL analysts think of Tua Tagovailoa in 2020 NFL draft A look at what Tua Tagovailoa can improve, what impresses in terms of 2020 NFL draft stock. While there is already attention … [Read more...] about NFL Draft 2020: Alabama, Auburn players among odds-on favorites to be No. 1 overall pick
Mark McMillian arrived at Alabama at a unique time in the program’s history.McMillian – a 5-foot-7 defensive back from Glendale (Calif.) Junior College – signed to play for Bill Curry, but never got the chance after Curry’s abrupt departure to Kentucky after leading Alabama to Sugar Bowl.“When I got recruited, I got recruited by Bill Curry and his staff and before I even got there – the day I arrived on campus – was the day they fired Coach Curry,” McMillian said recently in a phone interview with AL.com. “And then Coach Stallings came in and took the helm. He was one of the greatest coaches I had the opportunity to play for, and obviously the fan base was incredible. “Because of my size and coming from California, a lot of people didn’t know who I was,” he continued. “That was kind of funny. Most of the people remember the guys from down south, but for them to go get a guy from California at 5-7 and 160 … [Read more...] about How Mark McMillian went from unknown to NFL ready at Alabama
Alabama coach Nick Saban pioneered the early commitment craze during his days at LSU, so it’s not surprise Alabama leads the country in commitments with nearly seven months to go before Early Signing Day.Saban and the Crimson Tide already have 15 -- yes, 15 commitments -- in its Class of 2020, leaving approximately 10 spots remaining. So, how might Bama fill those remaining spots?First, it's almost inevitable that someone, and maybe more than one prospect, will de-commit. That's just how it works. No one should be surprised when it happens.For Alabama, it happened earlier this spring when Mandarin (Fla.) quarterback Carson Beck de-committed from the Crimson Tide and later committed to rival Georgia.So, yes, Alabama's class is currently ranked No. 2 nationally, behind Clemson after the nation's No. 1-ranked player committed to the Dabo Dynasty last week, but its glaring weakness is at quarterback.Yes, Alabama signed Taulia Tagovailoa and Paul Tyson last year, but you never have … [Read more...] about What’s next for Alabama recruiting, with 15 committed players already?