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Four Alabama standouts, including Mac Jones, announce departure to NFL

Four Alabama football players announced Thursday that they will be passing on remaining years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft: quarterback Mac Jones, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, defensive lineman Christian Barmore and cornerback Patrick Surtain II. All of them have recently been projected as first-round picks Jones worked for three years to become Alabama’s starting quarterback and […]

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Saban: ‘Ongoing process’ to find new Bama OC

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that it’s an “ongoing process” to find a replacement for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who was named the head coach at Texas a week ago. Former Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has been targeted by Saban and […]

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Saban passes Bryant for most national titles

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Move over Paul “Bear” Bryant. Nick Saban now owns the most national championships by a head coach in college football history. Saban won his record seventh title when he led Alabama to a 52-24 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National […]

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Ohio St. defense down 2 starters; kicker also out

ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. MIAMI — Ohio State starting defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, defensive end Tyreke Smith and kicker Blake Haubeil will miss Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama. Meanwhile, Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle will play for the first time since he broke his […]