TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee.
But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels.
The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown.
The 30-yarder wasn’t a replay of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 Alabama’s 45-23 victory over No. 22 Texas ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t ready to answer the starting quarterback question, and frankly, he and his players are tired of hearing it.
For the record, Saban didn’t say Monday whether it will be Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa starting for the
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Georgia led the way with 12 players on the preseason coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams.
Alabama had 10 All-SEC picks and Auburn had nine on the teams released Thursday.
The defending national champion Crimson Tide had a league-high five first-team ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris bucked the trend of Alabama’s recent starting tailbacks, who follow up big seasons with early departures for the NFL.
Instead, Harris opted to stick around for his senior season.
The decision gives the defending national champion Crimson Tide’s ...
MOBILE — Three days after he captured his sixth national championship, Nick Saban sent five Alabama juniors into the NFL draft, equalling the most in his 11-year tenure.
The one he kept is vital.
Running back Damien Harris, the Tide’s first two-time 1,000-yard rusher since T.J. ...
Alabama football: Damien Harris, Buggs announce they’re coming back
TUSCALOOSA — On the same day five juniors departed, Alabama kept two massive pieces to its 2018 team.
Running back Damien Harris, a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his last two seasons, will spurn the NFL draft and return for his senior season. Defensive end Isaiah Buggs will, too, after ...
Breaking down tonight’s national championship between Alabama and Georgia
Breaking down everything you need to know about tonight’s college football national championship between SEC rivals Alabama and Georgia.
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When Alabama has the ball
The Crimson Tide, armed with five-star running backs and dual-threat signal caller Jalen Hurts, will run the ...
ATLANTA (AP) — There’s no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball.
Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too.
Alabama’s Damien Harris on play-calling questions: ‘Coach Saban knows what he’s doing’
TUSCALOOSA — When the loss’ immediacy began to fade, questions were posed and consternation grew, many wondering how an Alabama offense that amassed 479 yards a game entering a winner-take-all Iron Bowl slumped so badly inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.
A team that averaged 270 rushing yards a ...
No. 1 Clemson (12-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 4 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
Clemson: QB Kelly Bryant. The emergence of Bryant has helped push the Tigers back into the College Football ...
Alabama football: How Jacobs’ resurgence gave a game-winning lift to Tide offense
TUSCALOOSA — The resurgence began with a jet sweep, one Josh Jacobs took for 11 yards. He bounced off three Mississippi State defenders as he fought ahead.
Tide coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll planned this in the halftime locker room, an effort to attack the ...
The Southeastern Conference doesn’t have any football players putting up video game-style numbers.
There’s Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm but no Baker Mayfield. Nick Chubb, Damien Harris and Kerryon Johnson, but no Bryce Love. And if that keeps up there probably won’t be much Heisman Trophy ...
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama running back Damien Harris was one of four players added to the Maxwell Award watch list Wednesday afternoon, joining four of his Tide teammates.
Averaging a team and conference-leading 8.60 yards per rush, Harris is the Crimson Tide’s leading rusher across the team’s ...
TUSCALOOSA — There isn’t that one split-second when Alabama’s Josh Jacobs makes his decision. Instead he plays mind games, beginning the moment he locks eyes with a defender who stands in his path, the decision whether to twitch his hips or exert brute strength weighing on his brain.
TUSCALOOSA -- Damien Harris didn’t allow the reporter to finish.
Does he consider Tennessee a rival?
Depends on the definition.
The 100th meeting of these two programs finds one at a crossroads and the other atop its usual perch.
Tennessee is ...
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AP) — Damien Harris opened with a 75-yard touchdown run and No. 1 Alabama rode a fast start to a 41-9 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) had raced to a 17-0 start by midway through the first quarter before the ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris and Alabama delivered a message on the first offensive play: They had no intention of becoming the weekend’s latest upset victim.
Harris opened with a 75-yard touchdown run and the top-ranked Crimson Tide rode a fast start to a 41-9 victory over ...
Alabama’s Damien Harris sheds Honey Buns, tacklers
Damien Harris has sacrificed some carries playing in Alabama’s offense, and he is OK with that. The tailback said that doesn’t hurt nearly as much as giving up one of his favorite snacks this summer.
“Honey Buns,” he said, wistfully.
Harris opted to give up one of his favorite sugary ...
Alabama football: Womack’s emergence gives offensive line continuity, cohesion
TUSCALOOSA — The first play of a game organizers hailed as the greatest season-opener of all time thrust Alabama’s unhyped right tackle into the spotlight.
Playing the first meaningful snap of his three-year Crimson Tide career, Matt Womack rose from his stance to create a hole. Florida ...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Nick Saban thinks his players have gotten too wrapped up in the constant talk in the media about how good they are.
And he shared just what he thinks about that after the top-ranked Crimson Tide struggled to put Texas A&M away in a 27-19 win on Saturday ...
No. 1 Alabama riding 550-play turnover-free streak
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As if Alabama didn’t have enough of an advantage over most opponents, the Crimson Tide isn’t giving them any help.
The top-ranked Tide enters Saturday night’s game with Mississippi riding a 30-quarter streak without committing a turnover. It’s all part of coach Nick ...
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Damien Harris ran for a career-high 151 yards and three touchdowns, Bo Scarbrough added two TDs and top-ranked Alabama routed Vanderbilt 59-0 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Alabama (4-0) now has won 19 straight over the SEC East. ...
Top-ranked Alabama routs Vanderbilt 59-0 to open SEC play
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban challenged the top-ranked Crimson Tide to prove they knew how to not only win, but dominate an opponent for a full 60 minutes.
That, and a bit of motivation provided by the
Alabama’s Bo Scarbrough not piling up big numbers _ yet
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bo Scarbrough hasn’t exactly picked up where he left off last season.
No. 1 Alabama’s bruising tailback has dropped 15 pounds, is catching a few more passes and isn’t piling up rushing yards nearly as rapidly. The 6-foot-2, 227-pounder still feels like his game has ...
Alabama football: How the Tide is splitting touches between Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough
TUSCALOOSA — Nursing a 14-point second-half lead against a team it was projected to beat by four touchdowns, Alabama was pinned deep in its own territory.
Its defense was vulnerable, beleaguered by injuries and offering little resistance to Colorado State’s quick-release offense. Tide ...
No. 1 Alabama’s star players embrace special teams roles
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — At Alabama, the best players pull special teams duties. In fact, they embrace them.
It’s nothing new.
And in the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s opener, tailback Damien Harris made one of the biggest plays — and it didn’t come on offense. He smothered a Florida ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris doesn’t believe Alabama’s tailbacks will be bickering over carries, or lack of them.
Bo Scarbrough said they’ll remain supportive of each other, even down to getting water for a fellow back.
Based on the
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M strong safety Donovan Wilson has been ejected for targeting.
Wilson appeared to deliver a hit to Alabama tailback Damien Harris’s head on an interception return in the second quarter. Harris was trying to tackle linebacker Claude George in Alabama ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama dropped 49 points on a nationally ranked team and Southeastern Conference challenger, then went out and did it again.
Now the Crimson Tide wants to keep rolling through another huge game. Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC) hosts No. 6 Texas A&M (6-0, 4-0) Saturday ...
No. 1 Alabama welcomes Kentucky after week of distractions
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It hasn’t exactly been the kind of week-in-a-bubble Alabama coach Nick Saban would want before a Southeastern Conference game.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide has dealt with injury questions, a star player’s arrest and ...
Bama running game rolling along with Harris, freshmen
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s running game has continued to roll along with considerable help from a running quarterback and a couple of freshmen backs.
If starting tailback Damien Harris can’t return from a sprained right ankle, freshmen Joshua Jacobs and B.J. Emmons could play even ...
No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama didn’t miss a beat after tailback Damien Harris went down a couple of minutes into the game.
The youngsters made sure of it.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed the opening drive with a 20-yard touchdown run and fellow freshman Joshua Jacobs scored his ...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leading rusher Damien Harris sustained an apparent right leg injury against Kent State.
Harris was hurt on his fourth run of the opening drive Saturday for the top-ranked Crimson Tide. He was helped off the field without putting weight on his right ...
Kent State (1-2) at No. 1 Alabama (3-0), 12 p.m. (SEC Network)
Line: Alabama by 44.
Series Record: Alabama leads 1-0.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Alabama coach Nick Saban faces his alma mater before resuming Southeastern Conference play.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Damien Harris was the answer to the second-biggest question facing Alabama’s backfield on opening week: Who’s the starting tailback?
While most of the focus was on the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s quarterback competition, Harris grabbed the early edge in the battle of ...