26 - 23! Now What? The heady high of Alabama's thrilling win in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game is fading. A little. Saban proved he's The Coaching Master by daring to pull Tua off the bench to recalibrate the team. Jalen brought them to the championship game; Tua took them to the win. They are two unbelievably, talented young men.
Fans are excited for the team and the upcoming football season. Happily, the National Championship can't hurt in attracting top tier players on National Signing Day - February 7. Five juniors have declared for the NFL draft so far, and they will need to be replaced (reloaded). Saban & staff are still adjusting to the new recruiting schedule after the early signing period in December.
McKinstry already holds offers from more than a half-dozen SEC schools, including Alabama, Auburn and national runner-up Georgia . . . Mobile Press-Register
"2019 is like the class of offensive linemen because everybody needs offensive linemen," Green said earlier this year of the Tide. "They're losing like six offensive linemen in 2019 and they're going to have to make a big class . . . Bama Online
Will Reichard committed to Alabama earlier this week and said he relies on advice he received from Leigh Tiffin, Alabama's kicker from 2007-10 who graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer . . . Huntsville Times
Saban has helped improve the Crimson Tide's performance in the classroom . . . Birmingham News
Sportsbook has Crimson Tide as betting favorites over Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss . . . SB Nation
Saban said, "We are also pleased to have the chance to once again face USC, and we look forward to a great game . . . SB Nation
K Will Reichard is the seventh in-state commitment for the Crimson Tide in 2019 . . . Rivals.com
Like LSU, Bama's nonconference features one difficult ACC opponent to open the season in Louisville, and then what should be easy wins against Arkansas State, UL-Lafayette and The Citadel . . . CBS Sports
According to 247sports' composite rankings, Reichard is the second-ranked kicker nationally for the Class of 2019 . . . Montgomery Advertiser
Will Alabama play both Hurts and Tagovailoa next season? . . . Rivals.com
Alabama was two outs away from winning the first game of the NCAA Seattle Super Regional softball tournament Friday night, but Washington rallied in the seventh inning to tie the game and then won it . . . Bama Online
Auburn is an early 4.5-point favorite against Washington . . . 247Sports
McCarron said, "We're out here, everybody's really learning, especially, speaking for myself, just trying to get timing with guys -- first live action . . . Birmingham News
The volume will be there for Julio Jones to keep the streak alive . . . NFL.com
University of Alabama junior Mazen Osama has been named National Player to Watch by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association making Osama the first Crimson Tide men's player to win the national award . . . Tuscaloosa News
This website is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by The University of Alabama. The University has not provided any content appearing on this website and is not responsible for any such content. Mybama.com operates this site independently, and is solely responsible for its content.