11:52 AM EDT, Thu March 21, 2019
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Jumbo Package: A weary and angry fan base awaits decision on Avery Johnson’s fate

Jumbo Package: A weary and angry fan base awaits decision on Avery Johnson’s fate

Now would be a REALLY good time for Greg Byrne to speak out, one way or another. This isn’t going to help Avery Johnson’s case: “Honestly, we seen warmups,” Norfolk State guard Steven Whitley said. “Thought it was going to be sweet, the way they were lagging around and things like that.” Effort has been a constant issue with Johnson’s teams; a problem not only he has addressed, but that the team has noted before (after Florida, second half of the Ole Miss game, Donta Hall, etc.) If he can’t reach these guys, and that is his job, then not only they, but he, needs to pack...
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2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football: Cornerbacks

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football: Cornerbacks

After wholesale turnover last offseason, Saban has a stable returning cast for 2019. Coming into the spring of 2018, Alabama was faced with the prospect of replacing all of its top three CBs as Anthony Averett, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Tony Brown all headed to the NFL. After some expected growing pains, there should be dividends this year as the top three at the position return with significant starting experience. The Departed Saivion Smith shocked basically everyone by declaring for the NFL Draft following a disastrous individual performance against Clemson. He is the only player of note...
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2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football Unit Previews: Outside linebackers

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football Unit Previews: Outside linebackers

With the Tide still looking to replace the kind of production we saw with Tim Williams and Ryan Anderson, will we finally see the answer in 2019? The outside linebacker is one of the more variable positions for Nick Saban. In the earlier years, there was a fairly significant distinction between the Jack and the Sam linebackers in the 3-4 defense, with the former being mainly a pass rusher and the latter mostly used in outside contain in the run game. As the Alabama defense has shifted more to a base nickel, the two positions have mostly become interchangeable left and right defensive ends...
Bama Hammer 4 hours ago

Alabama Football: Nick Saban talks leadership and what the Tide lacks

After three Alabama football practices of the spring, Nick Saban shared some team priorities for 2019 and also a weakness at a particular position. This week there have been quite a few extra people in Tuscaloosa at the Alabama football facility. The Pro Day on Tuesday brought in a big group of NFL football experts, […] Alabama Football: Nick Saban talks leadership and what the Tide lacks - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Spartans Dish Out The Mercy Killing: 2019 ‘Bama Basketball put out of its misery

Spartans Dish Out The Mercy Killing: 2019 ‘Bama Basketball put out of its misery

In a first round NIT game, No. 1 seed Alabama was defeated by Norfolk State in overtime 80-79, even as Herbert Jones shines Executive Summary Alabama followed a familiar script in losing their final game of the season on Wednesday night. As a number one seed in the NIT, the Tide had the potential for three home games leading up to the semifinals in New York City. The eighth-seeded Norfolk State Spartans had other ideas, winning 80-79 in overtime. The loss ended the Tide’s season with a disappointing 18-16 record. The Spartans were were ranked 265th in the KenPom ratings, the...
Bama Hammer 12 hours ago

Alabama Basketball: No surprise in T-Town as Tide exits NIT in opener

The 2019 Alabama basketball season ended Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa with an NIT opening game loss to Norfolk State. The result should surprise no one. For Alabama basketball 2019 began with an exciting upset of the perennial powerhouse, Kentucky Wildcats. For Crimson Tide basketball, the ’19 season ended with an NIT opening game loss to […] Alabama Basketball: No surprise in T-Town as Tide exits NIT in opener - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bama Hammer 17 hours ago

Alabama Football: Absent players return and big salary news for assistants

Previously absent Alabama football players Ale Kaho and Kedrick James participated in their first practices of the spring Wednesday afternoon. The Alabama football spring roster is now all present and accounted for, as of Wednesday. After missing the first two practice sessions of spring, Ale Kaho and Kedrick James were back at work on Wednesday. […] Alabama Football: Absent players return and big salary news for assistants - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Bama Basketball Breakdown & Game Thread: Norfolk State

Bama Basketball Breakdown & Game Thread: Norfolk State

Alabama opens up the NIT against the MEAC regular season champs Well, here we are. The top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide open up the 2019 NIT at home, as they play host the Norfolk State Spartans (21-13, 14-2 MEAC). Avery Johnson is still looking for his first career victory in the NIT, despite having already appeared in the consolation tournament twice before in his short four year tenure in Tuscaloosa. The opponent will be much more favorable than the previous two outings in the lesser of the two major postseason collegiate tournaments, as the Spartans were granted an automatic bid into...
Roll 'Bama Roll Mar 20, 2019
2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football: Changing Faces of the Offensive Line

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football: Changing Faces of the Offensive Line

This well-oiled machine just got some shiny new parts. Upon first glance, it is a bit alarming to think that the Crimson Tide has lost 129 combined career starts between three departing starters from last year’s offensive line. However, a closer look reveals a deep unit of talented linemen that Nick Saban & Co. have been stockpiling over the last several seasons. Alabama signed five new linemen for the Class of 2019 and all of these incoming freshmen are currently enrolled and practicing with the team. As per usual, there will be many different combinations and position changes to...
Roll 'Bama Roll Mar 20, 2019
Jumbo Package: Gump Day!

Jumbo Package: Gump Day!

It’s always Draft season at Alabama At Alabama’s Pro Day, the next crop of stars watch and wait for their turn Yet once Williams’ stock began to soar as a redshirt sophomore, he was able to quickly gather information on the pre-draft process and lean on other Alabama players who have gone through the same experience — namely his predecessor with the Crimson Tide, Da’Ron Payne. “We followed the same pattern almost,” Williams said. “He played the same position, going the first round the same way…He’s from Birmingham. I am from Birmingham…I looked up to him since I was a...
Roll 'Bama Roll Mar 20, 2019
Baseball Blasts Black Bears, 16-0

Baseball Blasts Black Bears, 16-0

The Crimson Tide improved to 18-4 on the season with an easy 16-0 victory over the Maine Black Bears on Tuesday night. After a tough opening SEC series in Oxford over the weekend, the Tide came home and faced the overmatched Maine Black Bears on Tuesday night. The game was a walk in the park as the Tide used three home runs and five pitchers to defeat the visitors 16-0. Maine has played a very tough early season schedule, with games at Florida State, Maryland, Mississippi State, and Miami to name a few. The team will not play a home game until the middle of April. Such is life in the...
Bama Hammer Mar 20, 2019

Alabama Football: Good news and not so good news from Pro Day

Alabama football conducted the first of two scheduled NFL Pro Days on Tuesday. Eighteen former Crimson Tide players participated. Eighteen former Alabama football players took part in NFL Pro Day on Tuesday. Two well known former Crimson Tide players did not participate because of recent surgeries. Deionte Thompson is recovering from a wrist surgery while […] Alabama Football: Good news and not so good news from Pro Day - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Roll 'Bama Roll Mar 19, 2019
Jumbo Package: Alabama Football returns to the practice field

Jumbo Package: Alabama Football returns to the practice field

But, there are some notable injuries and absences this Spring Dylan Moses sounds giddy; we cannot rule out squeeing on the part of the 5-star Baton Rouge product: “I’m really excited to be able to have that position. I always wanted it,” he said. “That’s something me and Coach (Nick) Saban spoke about when I first came into the program and when I was recruited. So, to finally be the Mike linebacker to quarterback the defense, I’m happy and I’m excited. “... I’ve always been natural at it because ever since little league and high school, I’ve always played Mike...
Bama Hammer Mar 19, 2019

Alabama Football: Allow the freshmen to do freshmen things

As the first full week of spring practice begins for the Alabama football program, fifteen true freshmen enrolled early to participate. It’s important we don’t stack too many expectations upon them too soon. Since Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007, Alabama football has seen a bevy of true freshmen come in and make significant contributions from […] Alabama Football: Allow the freshmen to do freshmen things - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bama Hammer Mar 18, 2019

Alabama Football: Tide returns to practice field without key player

After a spring break hiatus, Alabama football returned to the practice field Monday afternoon. One key player was absent. Practice No. 2 of the Alabama football spring season took place Monday afternoon. The Alabama Crimson Tide worked outside in shorts in helmets with one key defensive player not taking part. Sophomore inside linebacker, Ale Kaho has […] Alabama Football: Tide returns to practice field without key player - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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    Donta Hall

    Jumbo Package: A weary and angry fan base awaits decision on Avery Johnson’s fate

  • 1 Ale Kaho

    Ale Kaho

    Alabama Football: Absent players return and big salary news for assistants

  • 1 Herbert Jones

    Herbert Jones

    Spartans Dish Out The Mercy Killing: 2019 ‘Bama Basketball put out of its misery

  • 1 Saivion Smith

    Saivion Smith

    2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Spring Football: Cornerbacks

  • 1 Kedrick James

    Kedrick James

    Alabama Football: Absent players return and big salary news for assistants

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