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13-1, 1st in SEC - West
Saban: Tide 'exceeded the standard' in title run (4:34)
Saban has never been more proud of an Alabama team (1:21)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Alabama is hiring Penn State wide receivers coach Josh Gattis. He's expected to coach the Tide wide receivers, previously overseen by Mike Locksley, who has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Football Scoop first reported the move.

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2dChris Low

Sources: Alabama promotes Locksley to OC

Alabama coach Nick Saban is staying in-house for his next offensive coordinator, with sources telling ESPN that Mike Locksley will be promoted to the position.

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4dAdam Rittenberg

Breaking down 20 QB battles to watch this spring

Alabama and Georgia played for the CFP title, but both teams will start spring practice expecting spirited competition at quarterback. They'll have lots of company as teams search for their next leader.

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5dAdam Rittenberg

Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries

With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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6dChris Low

Alabama LB who went after staffer will transfer

Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown, who was involved in a sideline incident with an assistant coach during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, will transfer to Tennessee State.

Bills hire former Bama OC (1:45)

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Elevating co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Locksley to the primary OC makes a lot of sense with Brian Daboll heading back to the NFL, but it would buck a trend under Nick Saban at Alabama of not promoting from within. Jim McElwain, Doug Nussmeier, Lane Kiffin and Daboll were all outside hires. The lone exception was Steve Sarkisian, who lasted all of one game after being promoted from analyst to OC when Kiffin left.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Sunday hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator. Daboll spent this past season as Alabama's offensive coordinator. Daboll returns home to Buffalo, where he attended St. Francis High School and still owns a home. This will be the fourth time Daboll has been an offensive coordinator in the NFL.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Daboll is heading back to the NFL with the Buffalo Bills after just one season as offensive coordinator at Alabama. That means Nick Saban will be looking for his fourth OC in less than 14 months (Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian).


CFB Live Looks Ahead To Next Season

It's never too early to look ahead to next season, as Chris Cotter, Desmond Howard, and Andre Ware look ahead to some key 2018 openers, who is the early Heisman frontrunner, and after 4 seasons is the playoff what you've hoped for?

Harris: Winning championship is 'dream come true' (4:47)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

One of the common denominators of recent national champions is that not many of them have played true road nonconference games. Of the last 10 national champs, only Clemson in 2016 (at Auburn), FSU in 2013 (at Florida), Alabama in 2011 (at Penn State) and Florida in 2008 (at FSU) played regular-season games on the road in an opponent's home stadium. Going back to the 2000 season, Miami in 2001 is the only national champ to play two true road nonconference games (at Penn State and at FSU).

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources told me that Michigan assistant Chris Partridge was offered a linebacker coaching position at Alabama, but Partridge decided against taking the job and is turning down the offer. A source said more offers might be on the table for Partridge, but the Alabama job is being turned down.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's official: Nick Saban confirms that wideout Calvin Ridley, defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne, running back Bo Scarbrough, defensive backs Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison will all turn pro.

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