Alabama football: Tuscaloosa becomes prime destination for graduate transfers
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Free agency destination
Graduate transfers are usually good one-year additions for any program. In the past, Alabama utilized these players in its overall scheme. Former wide receivers Richard Mullaney and Gehrig Dieter were able to get on the field after leaving their original schools. As transfer rules continue to change, Alabama becomes a top spot for transfers to land. Alabama coach Nick Saban has been opposed to this, asking the question: “Do we want free agency in the SEC?”
While he may be outspoken about it, it’s no secret that Alabama would be able to add a lot of great players through transfers, because it is one of the top programs in the country.
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- Alabama will make $6 million for playing USC in 2020 in a neutral-site game.
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- Nebraska coach Scott Frost took a shot at Alabama for claiming national championships.
Saban turned 66 last October. At that age, he’s up there with some of the most successful coaches in football history. He’s won six national championships, with five coming at Alabama. Saban is already considered one of the best college football coaches ever. How does he stack up against those other coaches at age 66?
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence, which could land him 11 or more years in prison. New developments have surfaced over the last two weeks, however. Foster’s girlfriend, who is accusing him, gave testimony saying that she lied. It also surfaced that she lied about this same thing in the past.
New home-and-home series good for fans
Alabama recently added two marquee home-and-home series for the future years. The team will play Texas in 2022 and 2023, as well as Notre Dame in 2029 and 2030. These will most likely be the first big home-and-home series for Alabama since the team played Penn State in 2010 and 2011. This type of scheduling, which is a change in direction for the program, is good for the fans.
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