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

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 1 day 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, 2 weeks 2 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, 2 weeks 2 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, 2 weeks 2 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 3 days 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 4 days 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...

Four-star LB DeBerry trims 34 schools from list, 8 SEC teams remain

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Can you imagine having 54 scholarship offers before your junior year is even over? Ricky DeBerry is in that boat. And with that boat-load of offers, the four-star LB/DE knew he needed to trim the list down soon. On Monday, he took that group of 54 and whittled it down to a list of 20–and eight SEC schools made that cut. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

Alabama expected to hire recruiting ace Tosh Lupoi

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 5 days ago
This is a classic case of the rich getting richer. CBSSports’ Jeremy Fowler reports that Alabama is expected to hire Tosh Lupoi, who was the center of an NCAA recruiting probe at Washington. Lupoi visited Alabama recently and should wind up in an off-field role. Lupoi is currently unemployed, but he was set to join USC’s staff until a report from the Los Angeles Times said he allegedly paid $4,...

Old Dominion turned down $1.3 million to play Alabama in 2015

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 15 hours ago
‘We want Bama’ isn’t what Old Dominion University said. ESPN officials approached the university and said they’d make an easy $1.3 million to get destroyed by Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2015. ODU said no thanks, according to the Virginian Pilot. “We’ve already got 12 games,” ODU AD Wood Selig said. “I’d certainly touch base with (head coach) Bobby Wilderon this, but I don’t think playing...