It’s back to the recruiting trail for Nick Saban — and talking with President Obama, apparently. Happy Thursday, ‘Bama fans.
Here are 10 things to know:
- Win a national championship, chat with the President. Casual.
- One of the nation’s best tight ends has Alabama in his top three. With Signing Day approaching, it’s crunch time.
- Here are some of the top offensive recruits Alabama is hoping to snag before the big day.
- And here’s another in-depth look on the defensive side.
- ESPN ‘Sport Science’ went into detail to break down the Crimson Tide’s perfectly-executed onside kick during Monday night’s title game.
- According to a report, Clemson really shook things up in Vegas with its last-minute touchdown.
- Reporters who doubted the Crimson Tide are reaping the repercussions of that now.
- A five-star recruit has said his best relationships are with new UGA coach Kirby Smart and Saban.
- It’s time for some ‘Bama players to decide if they’ll stay with the Crimson Tide or head to the NFL draft. Tim Williams has made his decision. He’s staying.
- A five-star linebacker has Alabama in his top three, along with UCLA and Ole Miss.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- A story on redemption and D.J. Pettway finding success when it mattered the most, from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz.
- Saban never stops. He was already looking at film on the plane ride home from Arizona, AL.com’s John Talty wrote.
- Three members of the football team got the warmest of welcomes back in Tuscaloosa, AL.com’s Michael Casagrande wrote.
- Nick Saban got on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” and indicated he’s still not interested in leaving Alabama right now for the NFL, NJ.com’s Randy Miller wrote.
- Shaun Alexander was happy to see Derrick Henry break his college records. Now he’s hoping it happens in the NFL, too, 247Sports’ Charlie Potter wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- In 2014, a Georgia Tech student thought he was playing a friendly prank when he hacked UGA’s master calendar. But his plan got him in jail, and now he’s sharing his story.
- According to a report, the Cleveland Browns’ new coach isn’t interested in keeping Johnny Manziel.
- Is Jim McElwain going to be the best Nick Saban coaching product?
- Or will it be Kirby Smart?
- Peyton Manning has responded to Al Jazeera America being shut down in funny fashion.