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QB Blake Barnett, who started the Tide's opener against USC before being pulled, has left the program and intends to transfer, according to a report from AL.com.
Alabama laying 5 TDs a bargain?
No. 1 Alabama is a 35-point favorite against Kentucky, but ESPN's Phil Steele still likes the Crimson Tide to cover at home against the Wildcats. Why? Defense is the name of the game. Week 5 best bets (Insider)
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
Alabama head coach Nick Saban on Les Miles firing. Evaluating the landscape of college football right now "I don't think things like this surprise me." Saban said that doesn't mean he agrees with it. He thinks that firing a head coach during the season "probably isn't the best way to go about it." Saban has had a lot of respect for Miles for a long time and thinks that there's a better way to handle that situation. Saban mentioned Miles' impressive winning percentage (77 percent) and added that "College football doesn't need to do these kinds of things, but what I think doesn't really matter."
Will Ed Orgeron right the LSU ship against Missouri? Will Tennessee have a letdown at Georgia? Some storylines to watch in the SEC in Week 5.
Jalen Hurts at Alabama, Austin Allen at Arkansas and Trevor Knight at Texas A&M all are making the most of their opportunities so far.
Trevor Knight hasn't exactly put up Heisman-caliber numbers, but the veteran QB's poise has helped Texas A&M to a 4-0 start and a top-10 ranking.
Allen is highest Tide player in #CFBrank
Alabama DL Jonathan Allen has three sacks and four QB hurries so far, good enough to jump nine spots to No. 6 in our player ranking. Where do DB Eddie Jackson and WR Calvin Ridley rank? Updated #CFBrank
Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer
Increasingly, you hear references to the "Nick Saban effect" and the way his four national championships in the past seven years has ratcheted up pressure on coaches like never before. Well, with Les Miles' firing at LSU, that means there have been a staggering 24 head coaching changes in the SEC since Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007. And seven of the coaches leaving or being fired had won either a national title or SEC title during their career.
Alabama is still Alabama. But the Vols made a statement against Florida, announcing they'll be contenders in the SEC East.
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The Kentucky-Alabama series is one of the most lopsided in SEC history. The Crimson Tide hold a 36-2-1 all-time record in the series. The Wildcats head to Tuscaloosa this weekend, a place where they've never won. Although the programs don't share much resemblance, they do have one thing in common: Bear Bryant is the winningest coach at each school.
Robert Beal, the nation's No. 1 defensive end, committed to Georgia in July, but he might not be a lock as he plans to take all five official visits.
How do Vegas handicappers rank the top 25 teams in college football? Houston and Ole Miss move up after dominant Week 4 performances.
Playoff picture unchanged after Week 4
Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy's playoff picks remain the same as last week. They both agree on Alabama, Louisville and Ohio State. They have different opinions on Michigan and Stanford. Bowl projections
True freshmen running backs Joshua Jacobs and B.J. Emmons have proved they can play if the Crimson Tide need them.
From a quarterback making a splash to a coach going splat, the SEC has been full of surprises in September.
Alabama vs Kentucky Wildcats
Bryant-Denny Stadium - Sat 10/1