Alabama Football Rumors: Butch Jones Hire, ECU QB Grad Transfer & Alabama's Top Performers at the Combine

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 Butch Jones’ new role at Alabama, the latest coaching hire from Nick Saban, ECU transfer quarterback to join Crimson Tide, and an Alabama football player that thinks college athletes should be paid.

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 after solid performances at the combine? And with Alabama hitting the 2019 recruiting trail, who are the latest prospects on the Crimson Tide’s radar? 5-star OT Pierce Quick wants to recruit top prospects for the offensive line in 2019, but could his efforts make it the best class ever? Plus, what rising LB recruit never even heard of football three years ago? And could both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa play next season? 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: 

- Butch Jones to headed to Alabama?
- Son of Auburn DC joins staff?
- ECU Grad Transfer to Alabama?
- Both QBs will play next season?
- 5-star shuts down his recruitment?
- 2019 offensive line class the best ever?
- Top LB target new to football?
- Alabama player wants to be paid?
- Six Alabama players in PFF 2018 NFL Draft top 100?


Finally, Lena takes you through how the top Alabama alumni performed in the 2018 NFL Combine. How fast was Minkah Fitzpatrick’s 40-yard dash? Did Calvin Ridley prove himself to be the top wide receiver in the draft? Is Rashaan Evans projected to go in the first round? And how many bench press reps did Da’Ron Payne get in? Tune in to find out!

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