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QB Young shines in Tide spring game, nabs MVP

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Bryce Young stepped into the first-team quarterback role and shined during Alabama‘s spring game on Saturday, winning most valuable player honors after completing 25 of 44 passes for 333 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Young, a former five-star prospect, was Mac Jones‘ primary backup as a freshman last season.......

2021 NFL Draft Bets: Which Defensive Player Will Be Drafted First?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Frankie Taddeo With the 2020 NFL Draft taking place in a few weeks, sportsbooks are expanding markets that include intriguing player and proposition betting markets. Oddsmakers are offering everything ranging from when players will be drafted, to how many players......

How Nick Saban and Tuscaloosa formed an ‘unbreakable bond’ after a tornado 10 years ago

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AT SUNRISE, 6:57 a.m. to be exact, on Jan. 12, 2021, Ellen Potts’ phone chimed. Still groggy, the executive director of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, chapter of Habitat for Humanity checked the notification to see a familiar name: Terry Saban. Potts was surprised to hear from the wife of Alabama head......

The most important storylines to watch in this weekend’s spring games

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff This Saturday features a whole host of spring football games that will give fans the first real glimpse at what might be in the store for the upcoming fall college football season. And in some cases, fans will be able to watch their teams play......

2021 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Top Quarterback Prospects

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Shawn Childs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports 1. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Lawrence had a sensational three-year career at Clemson. He went 34-2, with his two losses coming in the national championship playoffs. Lawrence won the MVP and national championship in......

OL Oatis, offered as 8th grader, commits to Bama

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Alabama on Wednesday got a commitment from ESPN 300 offensive lineman Jaheim Oatis, a prospect the coaching staff has recruited for nearly four years, despite the fact that he’s only a junior in high school. Oatis first received an offer from Crimson Tide coaches as an eighth grader after attending......

2021 NFL Draft Bets: Which Wide Receiver Will Be Drafted First?

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The best traits for the top eight quarterbacks in the 2021 draft — and the throws that show it

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The 2021 NFL draft is less than a month away, and pro day workouts are winding down. With Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Alabama’s Mac Jones and Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond all working out for scouts on Tuesday, the top quarterbacks in the class have all shown what they can do......

The SEC’s Two Sweet 16 Coaches Are ‘All Gas, No Brakes’

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One is a mid-40s former high school math teacher with an obsession for analytics and a stickler for shot selection. The other is a mid-50s ex-NBA head coach with a penchant for marketing and a knack for blending talent. In many ways, Alabama coach Nate Oats and Arkansas coach Eric......

Graham resigns as Bama’s special-teams coach

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Jay Graham is out at Alabama less than two months after he was introduced as special-teams and tight ends coach for Crimson Tide football. In a statement, Alabama announced that Graham has “resigned his position effective immediately.” No reason was given for Graham’s sudden departure, which comes hours before the......

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Futures Betting

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Roy Larking Have you signed up to become an SI PRO subscriber? Members are coming off a profitable week from the NCAA conference championships. Alabama (+220), Illinois (+375), and Georgia Tech (+2500) all delivered with ticket cashing conference tournament championship......

Bama WR Smith: Tape better measure than size

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Despite winning the 2020 Heisman Trophy, Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith has been faced when one central question throughout this draft process: his weight. After several questions from reporters Monday, Smith revealed that he weighs 170 pounds. Smith said he plans to officially weigh in for teams Tuesday at Alabama’s pro......

NCAA Men’s Tournament Monday Betting Plays – Back Alabama and USC to Cover

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Roy Larking Have you signed up to become an SI PRO subscriber? Members are coming off a profitable week from the NCAA conference championships. Alabama (+220), Illinois (+375), and Georgia Tech (+2500) all delivered with ticket cashing conference tournament championship......

Crowning a 2021 champion in college football’s 64-team playoff

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Part of the magic of the NCAA tournament is the little guy knocking off the big guy, especially in the early rounds and against all odds. But when you get to this point, talent usually wins out. We’re down to 16 teams in ESPN’s fictional NCAA football tournament. Here’s how......

What a 64-team college football tournament would look like in 2021

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Why should basketball get to have all the fun in March? Better yet, why limit college football to a four-team playoff? 64 teams make it a lot more fun — and a lot more representative. Here’s the format for ESPN’s fictional 2021 NCAA football tournament: We’ve seeded the teams 1......

2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament Futures Bets to Lock in Right Now

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Roy Larking Betting on NCAA March Madness From bracket sheets, to land-based sportsbook bets, plus online wagers, March Madness is one of the most popular sports betting events of the year. A report from the American Gaming Association estimates that......

Top running back in 2022 class picks Alabama

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Running back Emmanuel Henderson announced his commitment to Alabama on Saturday, choosing the Crimson Tide over offers from some of the biggest programs in the country, including Auburn, Georgia, Clemson and others. Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound back out of Geneva County High School in Hartford, Alabama, is the No. 12-ranked......

Top running back in 2022 class picks Alabama

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Running back Emmanuel Henderson announced his commitment to Alabama on Saturday, choosing the Crimson Tide over offers from some of the biggest programs in the country, including Auburn, Georgia, Clemson and others. Henderson, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound back out of Geneva County High School in Hartford, Alabama, is the No. 12-ranked......

Most compelling storylines, players and coaches to watch this spring

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Shoulder pads popping. Whistles chirping. Coaches shouting. After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, college football’s spring practices are back as teams slowly begin to resume more normalcy amid the worldwide pandemic. What hasn’t changed since a year ago are the teams at the top of the sport’s upper echelon......

Alabama planning for full football stadium in fall

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Alabama is moving ahead with plans to host full-capacity college football games at Bryant-Denny Stadium this coming season, athletic director Greg Byrne announced Monday. Byrne tweeted a short statement after news earlier in the day that the school would be returning to in-person instruction without restrictions on classroom capacity in......

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