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Bama legacy Fruhmorgen to announce school choice Thursday, Florida a finalist

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 2 days ago
Alabama legacy Jake Fruhmorgen will be done with recruiting by Thursday afternoon, but the Crimson Tide have been out of the picture for a while now. Only Florida remains in the hunt for Fruhmorgen’s Thursday commitment. He Tweeted late Sunday that the Gators, Clemson and Michigan are the only schools in contention for his services. He has checked them all out on unofficial visits in...

The All-SEC Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

Promising Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson suffers torn ACL

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 3 days ago
Alabama defensive back Eddie Jackson has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of spring practice, as first reported by ESPN.com. Jackson was injured this week during a non-contact drill; he jumped for a ball and came down funny, according to Nick Saban. Jackson started four games last year, making 19 tackles and one INT. He was a big piece to the Alabama secondary, a position that has to improve in...

Bama moves from 3rd to 1st in nation with Friday’s Petitbon commitment

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 5 days ago
Texas A&M had held the No. 1 spot in the recruiting team rankings for many weeks, and a rash of top-notch pickups in the past two weeks had bumped Penn State up to the No. 2 spot behind the Aggies and ahead of the Crimson Tide. But the 365-day race for the national recruiting title saw a change at the top around 6 p.m. on Friday when top 100 national prospect Richie Petitbon III committed to...

Grandson of well-known NFL coach is on board with Crimson Tide

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 5 days ago
For many football fans, the name Richie Petitbon is familiar. He’s well known for his days coaching as an assistant under Joe Gibbs with the Washington Redskins and was the head coach of the Redkins for a season. RELATED: Bama moves from 3rd to 1st in national recruiting rankings after Petitbon commitment Well, on Friday afternoon, his grandson–Richie Petitbon III–released one...

Bama legacy Fruhmorgen has Florida in final three, but no ‘Tide

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 6 days ago
Four-star O-lineman Jake Fruhmorgen is an Alabama legacy, as his dad John starred there in the 1980s and went on to an professional football career. But the younger Fruhmorgen won’t be following in his father’s footsteps and his college announcement is near, his father posted on Facebook Thursday. Clemson is believed to be in the lead, but his home state Florida Gators are also in...

Saban, Smart trying to transform Alabama’s secondary this spring

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 6 days ago
Nick Saban’s biggest spring concern may not be at quarterback. That’s why he hired Lane Kiffin; besides, Alabama’s likely starting quarterback doesn’t hit campus until this summer in FSU transfer Jacob Coker. Saban’s biggest focus is the secondary, particularly at cornerback. RELATED: Alabama’s spring football forecast Defensive backs coach Greg Brown was demoted this offseason, and Kirby...

Tosh Lupoi brings his recruiting magic touch to Bama, SEC

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 6 days ago
In the early part of 2012, Tosh Lupoi made headlines when he took a big raise and left his alma mater Cal to head to Washington. The talented D-line coach was known on the west coast as kind of a Pied Piper when it came to relating to recruits. Think Jeremy Pruitt got a lot of pub over the past few months since leaving FSU to come on board with Georgia? Well in Pac 12 country, Lupoi is that guy...

Alabama running back arrested on marijuana charge over spring break

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
Rising sophomore running back Altee Tenpenny was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance during spring break, according to a report by 103.7 The Buzz. Tenpenny was arrested in his hometown in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was originally pulled over on March 24 for an “inoperational license plate light” and the officer detected “the odor of burnt marijuana”. The officer...

Five for five: The SEC’s top 5 signees out of Ohio in the past 5 years

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Ohio State, Michigan and the rest of the Big Ten aren’t the only programs mining talent in the state of Ohio–the SEC does a pretty good job too. Here’s a look at five Ohio natives from the past five signing classes (2010 through 2014) who have panned out the best, in our opinion. Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite...