2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
11-1, 1st in SEC - West
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3hTom VanHaaren

Alabama offers Bear Bryant's great grandson

High school quarterback Paul Tyson, the No. 205-ranked prospect in the ESPN Junior 300, has received an offer from Alabama. Tyson is the great grandson of legendary Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban on the early signing period: "I didn't like it when we did it. I don't like it now. ... I don't see how it benefits anybody." He said it's stressful with bowl prep going on and he sees players being pressured to sign early before a "bigger school" offers. "Maybe I shouldn't be speaking like this, but I haven't talked to a coach who's happy with it," he said. "... But we're dealing with it. It is what it is."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama has hired UTSA's Pete Golding as a 10th assistant coach for next season, Saban said. He'll be on the defensive side of the ball. "We'll address the other staff issues once we're finished playing," Saban said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama got back to work this afternoon. Nick Saban said the next three practices will be like camp, focusing on fundamentals, and then on Tuesday will get back to game preparation for Clemson. Saban reiterated that defensive coordinator/Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt will return on Sunday after wrapping up recruiting for the Vols. Monday is the beginning of the dead period.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Billy Napier's hiring at Louisiana as head coach raises the number to 10 of former assistants under Nick Saban who have taken FBS head coaching jobs just since 2015.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt was not present for Alabama's first day back at practice, but is expected back after recruiting this weekend with Monday being the start of the dead period. Pruitt is staying on as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the playoff, but has to manage the early signing day as head coach at Tennessee.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 quarterback Emory Jones confirmed that he is visiting Florida this weekend. The No. 20 ranked prospect is committed to Ohio State, but has visited Alabama and will now take a trip to Gainesville to see the Gators. Jones confirmed that he still plans to sign on December 20 during the early signing period.

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10hGerry Hamilton

Early Commit: OLB King Mwikuta to Alabama

Alabama could be on its way to competing for the No. 1 class in 2019 with four ESPN Jr. 300 commitments in the fold, including OLB King Mwikuta.

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Harris, Tide hoping to avenge Clemson loss (2:52)
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2dAdam Rittenberg

Show-cause order upheld for ex-Tide assistant

Bo Davis, a former assistant at Alabama, will continue to be prohibited from off-campus recruiting activities through April 2019, the NCAA ruled. Davis is now the defensive line coach at Texas-San Antonio.

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Did Saban actually influence Alabama election? (1:12)
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Bowl season's biggest storylines (0:58)
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Who will have advantage in CFP semifinals? (2:13)
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3dAlex Scarborough

Alabama freshman Collin Sexton is a force to be reckoned with

Collin Sexton is the closest thing college basketball has to Russell Westbrook. In high school, he brought Dwyane Wade out of his seat. He almost led Alabama to a win playing 3-on-5. What else does he have in store?

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How to beat Clemson and Alabama (0:44)
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Will the loss of Pruitt affect Alabama? (2:44)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The last time Alabama didn't play in the College Football Playoff, BCS National Championship Game or a BCS bowl game was 2010, and there's not a single SEC head coach from that season who's still coaching at his same school.

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5dDavid Purdum

Early sharp CFB Playoff money on Alabama

A few weeks away from the Clemson-Alabama rematch in the College Football Playoff semifinal, the early influential money in Las Vegas is on the Crimson Tide, pushing them to a consensus 2.5-point favorite.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

With the latest wave of coaching changes complete in the SEC, that means the rest of the league has now had 43 different head coaches since Nick Saban was hired at Alabama in 2007. All but Georgia, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina have had three different head coaches since Saban arrived. Arkansas and Tennessee lead the way, each with five different head coaches.

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Swinney, Saban excited for Clemson-Alabama trilogy (1:06)
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Smith Jr. explains how snowball fight started (0:37)
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Alabama players bring students together for snowball fight (0:25)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Thanks to the new December Signing Day, the four Playoff coaches worked all day & rolled into CFB Awards last minute. Lincoln Riley told me he ran into Kirby Smart today as they were recruiting some of the same kids.

Team Stats

Passing Yards200.1
Rushing Yards265.3
Points For39.1
Points Against11.51st