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Five-star linebacker has Alabama in his final five

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
Justin Hilliard will most likely stay close to home–Ohio State, perhaps. But on Friday the Cincinnati (Ohio) native–a five-star 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker from St. Xavier H.S.–named Alabama as part of his top five. The Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Michigan and Iowa also made that cut. “When every school in the country is recruiting you and he names the top five and Alabama...

FSU’s Jimbo Fisher: We wanted Bama in BCS Championship, talks first-half Auburn struggles

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
Meet Jimbo Fisher: motivational speaker. FSU’s softball team brought in Fisher as its motivational speaker prior to their super regional bout, and he was spitting out words faster than fast pitch softball. Nick Saban’s former understudy said he wanted an SEC team in the championship, and he wanted it to be Alabama. “I don’t want to be in the SEC and win the championship,”...

2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 97 DeAndrew White, Alabama

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1. Stick with SDS throughout summer and get in on the action using...

Three former players from SEC teams officially inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
It was reported yesterday that former Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas would be officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. That happened today. Along with Derrick Thomas, former South Carolina receiver Sterling Sharpe and Ole Miss tight end Wesley Walls were also inducted. Fourteen total players and two head coaches are headed to the College Football Hall of Fame. Here’s a look...

Derrick Thomas to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
It’s about damn time. That’s what a lot of you are already thinking, and rightfully so. Former #Alabama LB Derrick Thomas inducted into College Football Hall of Fame, sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 21, 2014 As first reported by Brett McMurphy, the late Derrick Thomas will be finally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Thomas was perhaps the best pass rusher...

Alabama offers four-star QB out of California, could this be the one?

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
Alabama still wants to land a big-time quarterback, and since Ricky Town left the fold in January it has been a frustrating ride. One of the biggest problems is that the Crimson Tide offered and received a commitment from Town last summer, and they were effectively done evaluating and “playing the game” with potential quarterbacks. When it came to the big-name QBs, the staff had to...

Four-star O-lineman Tyler Carr grew up dreaming of Auburn and ‘Bama, not the NFL

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing O-line week at Saturday Down South. This week we’ll talk to some of the biggest offensive line recruits and commitments in the SEC, get their take on things … and we’ll rank ‘em. Tyler Carr will tell you something most SEC fans have heard before … many young football players around the southeast dream of playing college football in the SEC more than playing in the NFL...

Could Georgia fans be celebrating Friday? Top 100 in-stater to reveal choice

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Everybody celebrates a Friday, but perhaps Georgia Bulldogs fans will have a little more incentive to rejoice tomorrow. Natrez Patrick, a four-star prospect who is rated No. 69 overall in the nation, will reveal his college choice on Friday. Most analysts believe the Atlanta native is heading to Athens next year, but he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the so called “experts...

Alabama Strength of Schedule: The SEC’s 12th toughest schedule

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
SDS takes a trip around the SEC and ranks the schedule strength of all 14 SEC teams. We’ll work our way down to the toughest schedule in the SEC. Previous schedule rankings: NCAA ranks 2014 SEC strength of schedule #14 Vanderbilt Commodores #13 Missouri Tigers #12 Alabama Crimson Tide Playing in college football’s toughest division, Alabama once again has one of the league’s most favorable...

Will Alabama and USC play in Arlington to open the 2016 season?

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Dan Patrick better be right, for selfish reasons of course. This morning on The Dan Patrick Show, Patrick let out a nugget about Alabama and USC hooking up in Dallas to open the 2016 college football season. At this point, it’s mere speculation with nothing finalized, but the idea of the Trojans and Crimson Tide hooking up is phenomenal and whets the appetite. RELATED: 10 SEC players we’ll...