Alabama Football Report: News, Rumors, New DL Coach, 2019 Recruiting and Way Too Early Rankings

The 2018 Alabama football off-season is as crazy as ever and on the Alabama Football Report we break down the latest news and rumors surrounding the Crimson Tide, including the latest coaching hire from Nick Saban, Chris Weinke’s departure to Tennessee, the 2019 recruiting class, and Alabama’s facilities! 

The NFL Draft is right around the corner, so which Alabama players will be selected in the first round? Minkah Fitzpatrick and Calvin Ridley are considered 1st round favorites, but could Da'Ron Payne and Ronnie Harrison sneak into the first 32 selections? And with Alabama hitting the 2019 recruiting trail, who are the latest prospects on the Crimson Tide’s radar? What rising JUCO star called Alabama “the best team in the world”? And where is about to be the hottest place in Tuscaloosa to get a haircut? Tune in to the video above find out! 

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In today’s video, host Lena Bond (@lenabondsports) uses the Chat Sports Bear Bryant Hat scale of believe-ability to break down 9 rumors surrounding Alabama football right now and tell you which are fact, and which are fiction. The rumors discussed are: 

- Alabama hires Craig Kuligowski as new DL coach?
- Chris Weinke joining Pruitt's Tennessee staff?
- Alabama fans #1 in the SEC?
- Alabama to open 'Bama Cuts' barbershop at football facility?
- Five Alabama players going in 1st round of 2018 NFL Draft?
- Alabama to offer Tua Tagovailoa’s old teammate?
- Rising JUCO linebacker to join 2019 class?
- Alabama off to hot start with 2019 recruiting class?
- Alabama No. 2 in way-too-early rankings?


Finally, Lena takes you through “Where They Ranking Us? - a segment that breaks down where the best networks are ranking Alabama in pre-season polls. Three media entities have the Crimson Tide ranked #1, but who put Alabama at #2? Tune in to the video above to find out!

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