Thank you, Crimson Tide A season to remember has wrapped with a disappointing end but do not despair! To paraphrase Alfred Lord Tennyson, "'tis better to have played in the National Championship Game and lost than never to have played at all."
Losing is no fun, but what an incredible season! The Jalen Hurts story is enough for two movies, a book tour, and a lifetime of motivational speeches. Tua's incredible talent isn't going anywhere. Saban will rebuild the defense likes he always does. Signing date is fast approaching in February bringing new talent. Imagine what next season will bring!
Kendall Milton plans a Southeast spring unofficial tour which will cover Alabama, Georgia and LSU . . . SEC Country
Jeudy was one of several current Alabama players who gathered inside Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Tuesday to cheer on their former teammates as they auditioned in front of NFL scouts . . . Rivals.com
"It just gave me free range to run from sideline to sideline, and pretty much all I have to do is make the calls," Moses said. "Playing the position here, all you're doing is covering a running back when you're dropping in coverage, if it's not a zone coverage . . . SB Nation
"Xavier's done a great job, has had a great offseason," Saban said. "I think he was one of the best performers each week that we did offseason workouts for four weeks . . . Bama Online
Listen: What is the biggest question mark surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide as spring practice is underway? . . . ESPN
Dylan Moses said, "So to finally be the Mike linebacker, to quarterback the defense, I'm happy and I'm excited . . . Tuscaloosa News
The departures of Deionte Thompson, Kyriq McDonald, and Keaton Anderson have created a veritable depth crisis where spring is concerned. In fact, there are all of four scholarship safeties currently on the roster . . . SB Nation
The cornerbacks were organized into pairs, with one acting as a wide receiver for the other to cover as a pass was thrown downfield. The first three pairs were Trevon Diggs and Patrick Surtain II, Jalyn Armour-Davis and Nigel Knott, and Josh Jobe and early enrollee Scooby Carter . . . Crimson White
Watch: Tua Tagovailoa, Taulia Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, and Paul Tyson at practice . . . Rivals.com
A scout at Alabama's pro day yesterday added another category for RB Josh Jacobs: EXCEPTIONAL. Jacobs cemented his 1st-round status . . . 247Sports
Tide fans called for Johnson's job after a rocky end to the season. And per these Thursday night reports, they are getting their wish . . . Bama Online
Johnson is due $8 million on his contract, which was extended through 2023 in August 2017 . . . Sports Illustrated
According to reports, the university and Johnson are in buyout talks one day after the Crimson Tide ended a disappointing season with an upset loss to Norfolk State in the NIT . . . WVTM-TV (Birmingham)
"I feel like our energy be up and down," senior forward Donta Hall said after the Tide was eliminated in the SEC tournament earlier this month. "That's pretty much what our inconsistency is. Probably like attitude, stuff like that, commitment . . . Huntsville Times
Coach Johnson said, "I'm disappointed we couldn't take the step forward but we'll figure out how to do that and we have some ideas as a staff . . . Birmingham News
Arkansas Razorbacks (18-3) vs Alabama Crimson Tide (18-4); Friday at 6:00 p.m. (CDT), Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.; Tuscaloosa (Ala.) WATCH/LISTEN: SEC Network + (Roger Hoover, Eli Gold and Lance Cormier) - Watch ESPN - Razorback/IMG Sports Network . . . 247Sports
The streak is now at 31 straight to blow past the 27-0 start Alabama recorded in 2001. It's currently tied for the 19th longest in NCAA softball history . . . Birmingham News
Watch: Coach Patrick Murphy said, "We've kind of won with our A-game, our B-game, our C-game and then actually our D-game. That's the neat part of this team is they're fighters and they're competitors . . . ESPN
The No. 3 Crimson Tide has belted 46 home runs, which is tied with Georgia for the SEC lead, and is on pace to hit 84 . . . Tuscaloosa News
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix entered NFL free agency last week, he faced a choice between two former teammates, Eddie Jackson or Landon Collins . . . Mobile Press-Register
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