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Fri Dec 15 19:07:05 EST 2017 | AL
Alabama returned to the field Friday for the first time since the end of the regular season. On the last day of the fall semester, the Crimson Tide practiced in shells and shorts inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as it begins preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal clash with Clemson at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on New Year's Day. Here are some observations from the limited access period provided to the media: -- Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who was recently hired a..

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Alabama returned to the field Friday for the first time since the end of the regular season. On the last day of the fall semester, the Crimson Tide practiced in shells and shorts i..
Nick Saban addressed the media Friday as Alabama begins preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal matchup with Clemson. Here is a summary of what he said: -- Saban sa..
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban isn't happy about one major new distraction, and it has nothing to do with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's hiring at Tennessee. The..
Noticeably absent was defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who coaches the middle linebackers. The new early signing period that starts Dec. 20 changed the dynamic for new head coa..
Day 2 of Alabama's Sugar Bowl preparation came on a busy Saturday on the Alabama campus. The second of two graduation ceremonies was finishing up next door in Coleman Coliseum as t..
Alabama will have two more players practicing on Saturday. With the fall semester ending on Friday, defensive end Jarez Parks and junior college cornerback Saivion Smith will be&nb..
Three Alabama players were named to AP All-American teams on Monday. Like the Walter Camp All-American team that was released last week, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is the Cr..
Two SEC players are members of the 2017 NCAA FBS consensus All-American team. The NCAA currently compiles a definitive All-American squad for its annual record book from the choice..
It was the cost of success, and Jimmy Johnson was willing to accept it. As the captain of a franchise in dynasty mode, he watched his competitors steal his chief lieutenants and th..
Braden Smith leads four Auburn players named to All-America teams by the Associated Press. The senior offensive guard was a first team selection while running back Kerryon Johnson,..
Add another unanimous All-American to Alabama's list. Minkah Fitzpatrick completed the set Wednesday when he made the fifth official All-American team to gain unanimous status. The..
One of the biggest college football stories in 2017 was Auburn's return to national prominence. It's worth noting that Gus Malzahn did it the right way. In the SEC, there are alway..
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school. The team, chosen by a ..
 Another former Alabama assistant is returning to Bryant-Denny Stadium as an opponent in 2018. Billy Napier, the Crimson Tide receivers coach from 2013-16, will be the next co..
Last year’s college football final was a true heavyweight bout. The Alabama defense had been utterly dominant all season and even reconfigured from the previous year to make a toug..
The Associated Press All-America teams. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Baker Mayfield, senior, Oklahoma. Running backs — Bryce Love, junior, Stanford; Rashaad Penny, senior, San ..
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden will miss his fifth straight game with a fractured left leg, meaning rookie Cameron Sutton will make his first career start against Tom Bra..
The New York Jets (5-8) -- led by quarterback Bryce Petty, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins -- met the New Orl..
The 2017-18 college football coaching carousel appears to be coming to a halt for now.  There are still two openings left at Kent State and Louisiana-Lafayette, but we'll add ..
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This..
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Leonard Fournette against Houston because of a right quadriceps injury. Fournette missed practice all week and had been listed..
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Leonard Fournette against Houston because of a right quadriceps injury. Fournette missed practice all week and had been listed..
After winning the Pac-12 Conference championship and taking some time off, the USC football team is back at work preparing for a Cotton Bowl matchup against Ohio State. Coach Clay ..
The college bowl season will get underway Dec. 16, leading up to the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 9 in Atlanta. Some bowl games won’t offer much drama — Flori..
Greg Schiano was set to be paid $4.5 million a year as the head coach at Tennessee, according to a memorandum of understanding. GoVols247, through an open records request,&nbs..
Quindarious Monday will have a hectic few days, but the four-star safety commit is hoping it will help him get a jump on his freshman season. Monday, who took his official vis..
Nick Saban was no fan in theory of the early signing period. The reality drew even more criticism from Alabama's head coach Friday evening. Asked about the impact he's seen in adva..
The Tennessee football coaching search of 2017 was the wildest in memory. It took the Volunteers 25 days to replace Butch Jones with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. In..
Two days after Steve Campbell was introduced as South Alabama's football coach, a number of former Central Arkansas assistants are already on staff with the Jaguars. Pete..
File-This Dec. 2, 2017, file photo shows Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) dropping back to pass in the first half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football..
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school. The team, chosen by a ..
Tee Martin said he made it clear. The USC offensive coordinator and Mobile, Alabama native was asked Tuesday if he was contacted by Tennessee about its offensive coordinator p..
We have some bad news. It happened months ago, but there is a chance you were not paying attention when the Poinsettia Bowl passed away back in January. If you need to sit down or ..
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