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Tide fans meet Daboll for first time on Saturday

Alabama held its annual "Fan Day" on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 7, 2017)

TUSCALOOSA – It was “Fan Day” at Alabama on Saturday, which meant it was the annual media day for taking team pictures and giving reporters their one shot at the Crimson Tide’s coordinators.

This was the first time new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has talked with the media in Tuscaloosa and several introductory measures had to be resolved, starting with the correct pronunciation of his name.

Former Tide star Clinton-Dix continues to shine in NFL

Former Alabama star and current Green Bay defensive back Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix expects another good season for both the Crimson Tide and Packers. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 31, 2017)

Three years ago, former Alabama star Ha Ha Clinton-Dix went through a learning experience with the Green Bay Packers, missing a team-high 16 tackles in his rookie season.

This past season, he made 80 tackles (while missing just three), pulled in five interceptions, earned a trip to the Pro Bowl and got the Packers to pick up his fifth-year option to keep him under contract until 2018.

Once considered the new kid on the block, Clinton-Dix is one of the veterans on the Green Bay defense as it attempts to take the next step and return to the Super Bowl.

Game times, TV channels set for first 3 weeks in SEC

Staff Report
(July 25, 2017)

The SEC Office on Tuesday announced the start times for games involving the SEC Network during the first three weeks of the 2017 season.

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Alabama overwhelming favorite

Jalen Hurts was selected first team all-SEC by the media this week. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Staff Report
(July 14, 2017)

The annual prediction by the members of SEC Media Days and to no surprise, Alabama is expected to win the 2017 SEC Championship.

The Crimson Tide received 217 votes for champion while Auburn was picked by 11 members of the media to win the title.

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Fitzpatrick taking leadership role seriously

Alabama Minkah Fitzpatrick said he shouldered the blame with all of the leaders following last year’s loss to Clemson in the championship game. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 12, 2017)

HOOVER – Minkah Fitzpatrick didn’t get much of a mention from his head coach during Wednesday’ SEC Media Days session.

In fact, there was only a small reference by Nick Saban about all three of Alabama’s representatives in the media room.

In the case of Fitzpatrick, it could be considered the norm since he is probably the most dependable player on a team that has a plethora of talent and reliability.

SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Youth may be a challenge for Crimson Tide

Nick Saban stated that his 2017 team may be the youngest ever, particularly on defense. (Staff Photo)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(July 12, 2017)

HOOVER – There are more questions than answers with this edition of the Alabama Crimson Tide, but that’s not expected to keep the media at SEC Media from voting the Tide as the overwhelming choice to win the conference title in 2017.

Nick Saban, making his 11th appearance as the Tide’s head coach, called this one of the youngest squads he’s ever assembled, which often reflects a sign of rebuilding.

SEC MEDIA DAYS NOTES: Sankey inherits new job

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(July 10, 2017)

HOOVER - When it comes to making decisions regarding the rescheduling of conference games, the commissioner is now in charge.

Last season’s debacle of rescheduling the LSU-Florida game led SEC athletic directors to give full power to the commissioner, in this case Greg Sankey, to make the decisions regarding when a game would be rescheduled.

SEC Media Days arrives in Hoover

Combined Report
(July 10, 2017)

The annual pilgrimage of coaches, players and support staff begins Monday for the 33rd SEC Media Days in Hoover.

TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH: Former Alabama star Siran Stacy shares his message

Siran Stacy overcame many obstacles to become one of the most potent running backs in Alabama football history. He has had many more obstacles in his personal life including the tragic loss of his wife and four of his children in a car wreck in 2007. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(June 16, 2017)

Paul “Bear” Bryant retired from coaching before Siran Stacy ever suited up for Geneva High School but the shifty runner with great vision and blazing speed never lost sight of his dream to play college football at the University of Alabama.

The obstacles he overcame to emerge as a star for the Crimson Tide are just one part of a life of professional setbacks and a horrific personal tragedy that set him on a path toward the creation of Siran Stacy Ministries.

On Monday, he will serve as the guest host for the 20th Kevin Turner Prattville YMCA Golf Tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill. For Stacy, Turner’s battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which led to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and his death in March, 2016, hits home for a teammate who had to battle depression following the loss of his wife and four of his five children in an automobile accident in 2007.

Taylor picked by Twins; selected for College Home Run Derby

Chandler Taylor was selected by Minnesota in the 27th round of the MLB First-year draft on Wednesday. He was also selected as a participant in the annual Coillege Home Run Derby on July 1. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(June 14, 2017)

Former Alabama Christian Academy star and current Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was the first pick of the 27th round (796 overall) in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Minnesota Twins.

Taylor was the second player taken in this year’s draft from the 2016-17 Crimson Tide roster, joining Garrett Suchey, who was taken earlier in the day.

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