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2017 Schedule
11-1, 1st in SEC - West
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1dAlex Scarborough

Alabama freshman Collin Sexton is a force to be reckoned with

Collin Sexton is the closest thing college basketball has to Russell Westbrook. In high school, he brought Dwyane Wade out of his seat. He almost led Alabama to a win playing 3-on-5. What else does he have in store?

How to beat Clemson and Alabama (0:44)
Will the loss of Pruitt affect Alabama? (2:44)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The last time Alabama didn't play in the College Football Playoff, BCS National Championship Game or a BCS bowl game was 2010, and there's not a single SEC head coach from that season who's still coaching at his same school.

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2dDavid Purdum

Early sharp CFB Playoff money on Alabama

A few weeks away from the Clemson-Alabama rematch in the College Football Playoff semifinal, the early influential money in Las Vegas is on the Crimson Tide, pushing them to a consensus 2.5-point favorite.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

With the latest wave of coaching changes complete in the SEC, that means the rest of the league has now had 43 different head coaches since Nick Saban was hired at Alabama in 2007. All but Georgia, LSU, Missouri and South Carolina have had three different head coaches since Saban arrived. Arkansas and Tennessee lead the way, each with five different head coaches.

Swinney, Saban excited for Clemson-Alabama trilogy (1:06)
Smith Jr. explains how snowball fight started (0:37)
Alabama players bring students together for snowball fight (0:25)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Thanks to the new December Signing Day, the four Playoff coaches worked all day & rolled into CFB Awards last minute. Lincoln Riley told me he ran into Kirby Smart today as they were recruiting some of the same kids.

Minkah Fitzpatrick wins the Jim Thorpe Award (2:01)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Nick Saban signs autographs on the red carpet at the College Football Awards, as seen from the famous CFB Hall of Fame helmet wall.

AP Photo/John Amis

Mayfield opens, closes awards night with wins

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won three awards and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took home two as college football's best were recognized for their talents Thursday at the 2017 Home Depot College Football Awards.

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Herbstreit: Part Three Won't Look The Same

Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons take their first look at the Alabama/Clemson matchup and discuss the reasons this version will look different than the first two.

Teams most likely to get a bowl win (3:18)
Facing Auburn helped Hurts prepare for Clemson (2:48)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick doesn't see much of a difference between Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant and former Tigers star Deshaun Watson, who the Tide faced in each of the previous two seasons. "He runs the ball a little bit more than Deshuan," Fitzpatrick said. "They both have strong arms and make good decisions. They don't turn it over."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Unlike the previous two seasons, a national championship won't be on the line when No. 1 Clemson plays No. 4 Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but that won't diminish the rematch. "This is the third round," Tide safety Minkah Fitzpatrick said. "It might not be the championship, but it's a championship-caliber game. It's been a heavyweight fight since my freshman season."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick said Tennessee is getting a "great leader and great coach" in defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who will be named the Vols' new coach Thursday. "He's got a lot of passion for what he does," Fitzpatrick said.

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6dChris Low

Call off the search: Vols hire Alabama DC Pruitt

The drama surrounding the vacant Tennessee head-coaching position has ended, as the Volunteers have hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect Georgia outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer to be considered for Jeremy Pruitt's staff at Tennessee. Sherrer also could be in the mix to replace Pruitt at Alabama, and he would have been a strong candidate for Florida State defensive coordinator if Jimbo Fisher had remained at FSU. Sherrer, who served as South Alabama's defensive coordinator in 2013, is ready for a SEC-level coordinator role.

Vols tap Alabama's Pruitt as next head coach (1:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards200.186th
Rushing Yards265.310th
Points For39.111th
Points Against11.51st