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Saban on Tagovailoa's injury: 'Will require some time for him to get back' (1:02)
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1dAlex Scarborough

Bama QB Tagovailoa injures thumb in practice

In Alabama's first spring practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his thumb and will be further evaluated in Birmingham. Coach Nick Saban expects the quarterback to miss a few days.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa hurt his thumb in practice and will be taken to Birmingham to be evaluated. "Probably going to require some time for him to get back. I'm not going to speculate on what the injury might be," Nick Saban said.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama OLB Anfernee Jennings (knee) will be held out for the spring. "His rehab is going well but we're taking it easy with this injury ... He will be full strength by the summer," Nick Saban says.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It was weird being at an Alabama practice and not seeing Burton Burns with the running backs. He coached the position under Nick Saban every year until this season when he accepted an off-field role. He's worked with Heisman winners Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry, among many, many others.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

If you look closely you'll see that DeVonta Smith, who caught the winning TD in the national championship, got some work with the DBs to start spring practice at Alabama. He's wearing a white jersey, which means he's still on offense, but it's worth paying attention to.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Let the QB competition begin. Spring practice has started at Alabama.

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9dAdam Rittenberg

Clemson prevails in 64-team college football bracket

As we finish up our dream, 64-team college football bracket, which team reigns supreme? Thanks to a dominant defense and several options at QB, Dabo Swinney's squad comes out on top.

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10dAdam Rittenberg

What would happen in a 64-team college football bracket?

Sure, the College Football Playoff is great, but let's get greedy. Using the 2018 preseason FPI, we get down to the Sweet 16 in a true version of gridiron madness.

Hurts fulfills bet to Barkley, wears Auburn jersey (0:42)
Takeaways from Alabama's pro day (5:27)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

4.47 (u) 40 time for Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (6-foot, 204). So much versatility in the secondary. Fitzpatrick can play in the slot, cover down as a safety, blitz off the edge and impact the run game. He's a matchup player on the defensive side of the ball. And the top DB in the 2018 class.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

4.91 (u) 40-yard dash for Alabama DT Da'Ron Payne at 6-foot-2, 311 pounds. That's a great time for Payne. And it shows his athleticism on the defensive line. Payne can win with power at the point of attack and he displayed the ability to disrupt the backfield during the College Football Playoffs. First-round talent with the versatility to play in multiple fronts.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

4.44 (u) 40-yard dash time for Alabama WR Calvin Ridley. At 6-foot, 189 pounds, Ridley's game is built on route running, plus the ability to create separation out of his cuts. And the game tape is smooth. Ridley can win at all three-levels of the route tree and he projects as one of the top WRs in the draft. First-round talent.

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20dJake Trotter

Ranking college football's best triplets

Which teams have the best combination of quarterback, running back and receiver? It starts with Stanford, but turning projections to reality at Oklahoma and Alabama could change things.

Marty Smith ESPN 

Meet Saban Hodges, 8, from Dora, Alabama. You can guess who he's named after.

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Promotions, hires among Bama staff reshuffle

Among Alabama's staff announcements Thursday were Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator, Tosh Lupoi as defensive coordinator, Dan Enos as quarterbacks coach and Craig Kuligowski as defensive line coach.

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