Spring football has taken a back seat at Alabama, where the school is mourning the loss of a former football star. Get caught up on that sad development and all the latest Crimson Tide news as the week draws to a close.
Here are eight things to know:
- Tragic news out of Vestavia Hills, Ala.: Former Crimson Tide fullback Kevin Turner died at his home on Thursday morning after a six-year battle with ALS. He was 46.
- Alabama AD Bill Battle released a statement on Turner’s passing.
- One of Alabama’s top quarterback targets in the Class of 2017 committed to a different SEC team.
- Fortune Magazine named Nick Saban one of the world’s best leaders.
- Some of Alabama’s best returning players know they have a chance to be special in 2016.
- A former Alabama defensive lineman has been sentenced to nine months in jail for animal cruelty charges.
- SEC Country’s own Chris Kirschner provides some of the latest Alabama recruiting notes.
- One SEC Network analyst thinks a sophomore running back can handle a Derrick Henry-esque workload.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt brings a different kind of energy, writes AL.com’s Michael Casagrande.
- From the Crimson White’s Matthew Speakman: Alabama is trying to regain its physical presence on defense.
The best stories around the SEC
- A former Ole Miss wide receiver is planning a big surprise for his upcoming football camp.
- Vanderbilt has denied a report stating basketball coach Kevin Stallings will be fired.
- Florida coaches showed a Miami de-commit “major love” during the three-star’s visit.
- A famous NASCAR driver donned football pads during a Tennessee spring practice.