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Alabama junior TE Brian Vogler and freshman WR ArDarius Stewart are both listed as "very questionable" for Saturday's Iron Bowl.

Each player suffered a strained knee ligament on Saturday against Chattanooga. To this point in the week, neither has practiced, so it appears doubtful that either will take the field against Auburn, a sentiment HC Nick Saban has echoed. Expect O.J. Howard, a superior receiver, to start at tight end.
Source: AL.com
Nov 27 - 4:05 PM

Alabama senior S Nick Perry said junior WR Amari Cooper is a better wide receiver than Julio Jones.

Perry squared off against the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Jones in high school and later at Alabama. "He was a once-in-a-lifetime type of athlete," Perry said. Apparently not a once-in-a-lifetime receiver, though, because Perry believes the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Cooper is better. "He’s definitely the best receiver that I’ve seen play here," Perry said. Cooper has 90 catches for 1,349 yards and 11 touchdowns thus far. He leads the nation in receiving yards. "He’s doing it all himself," Perry said. "He’s a one-man wrecking crew."
Nov 27 - 1:09 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Alabama junior T.J. Yeldon as the No. 9 RB in the 2015 class.

We think it is worth calling attention to some of the names ranked ahead of Yeldon, as Kiper certainly is breaking group think here - which is good. At No. 6 is Jeremy Langford, Michigan St. No. 7 is Devontae Booker, Utah and No. 8 is Javorius "Buck" Allen, USC. We think Yeldon looks much better than last season, displaying decisiveness and smooth acceleration at and beyond the second level.
Source: ESPN
Nov 26 - 10:43 AM

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn notes that Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper "is one of the better playmakers in all of college football, if not the best playmaker."

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Cooper has 90 catches for 1,349 yards and 11 touchdowns thus far. Not only does he lead the nation in receiving yards, he's been seen on the national stage more than any other Biletnikoff award semifinalist. The Crimson Tide prospect thrives on creating separation on the ground with quickness, agility and burst in his cuts. Cooper has had some issues with drops, but he remains one of the top receiving prospects in the country.
Nov 25 - 3:23 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah spoke with two NFL executives who believe Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper would have ranked as the fourth best prospect at the position in last year's class.

We agree with these player personnel staffers, placing Cooper behind Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr. In fact, Rotoworld's Josh Norris does not rank Cooper as the top receiver in his own class. Two other executives believe Cooper would have ranked third, while one lone NFLer placed him second, just behind Sammy Watkins.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 25 - 9:51 AM

Alabama junior TE Brian Vogler (knee) is listed as "questionable" for Saturday's Iron Bowl.

Tide coach Nick Saban also said freshman WR ArDarius Stewart (strained knee ligament) is questionable for the Auburn game. Vogler also is nursing a strained knee ligament. "We’ll see how they progress throughout the week, but they would be listed as questionable for the game right now, not that everyone will practice today," Saban said Monday. "As the week progresses, we’re hopeful that everybody will respond and be able to get back and contribute in the game." Vogler and O.J. Howard have split TE duties this season. Howard will start versus the Tigers if Vogler can't go.
Source: AL.com
Nov 25 - 1:59 AM

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is "hopeful" junior RB T.J. Yeldon will be healthy to be ready for the Iron Bowl.

"Saban said the team is hopeful the 7 days of rest allowed T.J. Yeldon to get healthy so he can be ready for the Iron Bowl," Burnett tweeted. The Crimson Tide RB has been fighting injuries the entire second half of the year, and has rushed for 758 yards on 158 carries, while adding six touchdowns on the ground this season.
Nov 24 - 2:35 PM

Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper left Saturday's game against Western Carolina with a knee injury.

Cooper had caught three passes for 46 yards before he exited with a knee injury prior to the close of the first half. Alabama head coach Nick Saban indicated that Cooper could have come back into the game. Given that the halftime score was 38-14 against a vastly inferior team, the team could afford to let him sit with the injury. We'll update his status when more information becomes available.
Nov 22 - 6:06 PM

Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper "is the real deal in every way and a difference maker at a skill position,"accroding to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"I like Winston’s game and love his upside but fear his multiple off the field transgressions and the opportunities which await him in NYC. Plus I doubt owner Woody Johnson would consider Winston. Percy Harvin is the only player maker the Jets have but you must wonder how long he’ll be with the club or if he’ll implode. Cooper is the real deal in every way and a difference maker at a skill position which, amongst other things, the Jets desperately need," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Cooper has 83 catches for 1,303 yards and 11 touchdowns thus far. Not only does he lead the nation in receiving yards, he's been seen on the national stage more than any other semifinalist.
Nov 21 - 4:13 PM

Former Crimson Tide WR Julio Jones predicted that Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper was "going to be a professional."

Jones praised Cooper's mindset and his demeanor, noting that the junior "has the talent and everything else" before saying that "it's off-the-field that matters the most." Cooper's lack of baggage outside of the game is certainly something he has going for and something that so far as we know, scouts and evaluators aren't going to have to worry about. This season on the field, Cooper leads the country with 1,303 receiving yards.
Source: Al.com
Nov 19 - 8:47 PM

An NFL personnel executive told NFL.com that he thinks that Alabama junior RB T.J. Yeldon "will be a really solid starter at the next level."

The executive noted that Yeldon could slide in the draft because there's a glut of running backs in the 2015 class. He also said that the junior "won't run a blistering time [in the 40]." Yeldon has rushed for 758 yards this season while combating various ankle injuries. Several scouts have voiced the opinion that Yeldon could potentially be a more productive runner in the NFL, as he has not been a high volume back in college and he's been part of an Alabama rotation for several seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 19 - 7:45 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban was listed by USA Today as making $7.15 million this year.

No surprise here. Nick Saban makes a lot of money. USA Today reported that he made $7.15 million in 2014, topping the next highest paid (Michigan State's Mark Dantonio) by about $1.5 million. Rounding out the top five are Bob Stoops, Kevin Sumlin and Charlie Strong. Every coach in the SEC is within the Top-35 on the money list.
Source: USA Today
Nov 19 - 4:32 PM

Alabama was ranked at No. 1 in Tuesday's playoff rankings.

It appears that the committee was very impressed with Alabama's win over Mississippi State, pushing them from No. 5 to No. 1 in the latest ranking. Alabama was followed by Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State, in that order. The Crimson Tide's leap to the top pushed TCU down to the five-hole. The biggest slider of the week was Arizona State, who had previously held the sixth slot. After their loss to Oregon State, they fell all the way to No. 13.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 7:33 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Alabama senior S Nick Perry will be viewed by teams as a third day prospect.

Perry is "steady in the back end and made a handful of plays" against Alabama, Weidl tweeted. Landon Collins has generated the most buzz in evaluations circles, but Perry received a +5.3 grade from Pro Football Focus against Missippi State, the game's highest.
Nov 18 - 11:32 AM

Alabama junior WR Amari Cooper was named as one of ten semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award.

The Biletnikoff is given annually to the best wide receiver in the country. Cooper's competition includes the likes of West Virginia's Kevin White and Arizona State's Jaelen Strong. Cooper has to be considered the favorite at this point. Cooper has 83 catches for 1,303 yards and 11 touchdowns thus far. Not only does he lead the nation in receiving yards, he's been seen on the national stage more than any other semifinalist.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 17 - 7:42 PM


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