Could a Crimson Tide reunion happen in Dallas?

Patrick Surtain is slated to be the first cornerback drafted in the 2021 NFL draft. One popular spot for him is the Dallas Cowboys …

There are plenty of former Alabama stars in the NFL, who are spread out all across the league. With the 2021 draft quickly approaching and mock drafts heating up, numerous teams could select another Alabama player to add to their roster.

One of those teams could be the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys already have former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper on their roster, but added former Crimson Tide cornerback Trevon Diggs in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft.

In his rookie season, Diggs played in 12 games where he recorded 14 pass deflections, three interceptions and a forced fumble.

Now, the Cowboys may look to add to their secondary by drafting another Alabama star, Patrick Surtain II.

Surtain recently spoke on the possibility of playing alongside Diggs in the NFL.

Former Alabama coach and player, Ray Perkins, dies at 79

Ray Perkins played wide receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1964-1966. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Perkins helped lead

Ray Perkins played wide receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1964-1966. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Perkins helped lead Alabama to two national championships and was named an All-American in 1966.

Perkins passed away on Wednesday morning in Tuscaloosa, according to Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News. He was 79 years old.

While Perkins was a star for the Crimson Tide in the 1960s, he is perhaps best known for his coaching career.

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 1966, file photo, Alabama football players hoist coach Paul “Bear” Bryant to their shoulders after the Crimson Tide finished an unbeaten, untied season with a 31-0 triumph over Auburn in Birmingham, Ala. Identifiable players are, from left, John Mosley, Ray Perkins, Jerry Duncan and Wayne Trimble. Despite Alabama’s success in the 1960s, the Tide was only voted No. 1 nine times. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly, File)

After a five-year NFL career with the Baltimore Colts, where Perkins won a Super Bowl, he began his long coaching career as an assistant at Mississippi State.

Perkins would return to the NFL in 1974 as a receivers coach with the New England Patriots for four seasons before taking over as offensive coordinator with the San Diego Chargers in 1978.

Perkins would get his first shot as a head coach with the New York Giants from 1979-1982.

He returned to his alma mater as head coach from 1983-1986, replacing the legendary Bear Bryant. Perkins finished with a 32-15-1 record with the Crimson Tide during his four seasons in charge.

It was during his four years as head coach of the Crimson Tide where he coached some of the best players in school history, including Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett.

In 1987, he accepted the job as head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he spent the next four years.

His last major head-coaching job was in 1992 with Arkansas State.

Perkins returned to the New England Patriots as offensive coordinator from 1993-1996, under Bill Parcells, where he mentored No. 1 overall pick, Drew Bledsoe.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 23: New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe (L) talks with offensive coordinator Ray Perkins during their team workout 23 January at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Patriots will play the Green Bay Packers 26 January in Super Bowl XXXI in the Louisiana Superdome. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read R. EMMETT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Perkins spent two stints with the Cleveland Browns as an assistant coach and spent one year with the Oakland Raiders in the late 1990s and 2000.

He returned to coaching in 2012 as head coach of Jones County Junior College in Mississippi, where he coached for two years. His final season in coaching was spent as a volunteer coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Perkins also served as Alabama’s athletic director for a time and was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

Perkins lived in Tuscaloosa after his retirement.

 

 

 

Stone Cold Steve Austin reps University of Alabama on beer run

Who was that masked man repping Alabama while on a beer run on the “Mean Streets of LA?” None other than WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin, who made sure to cover his nose and mouth with a Crimson Tide-themed mask while heading out for some …

Who was that masked man repping Alabama while on a beer run on the “Mean Streets of LA?”

None other than WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin, who made sure to cover his nose and mouth with a Crimson Tide-themed mask while heading out for some libations Wednesday.

#Rolltide. Hell, yeah!

Alabama softball loses final game in Invitational to Oklahoma State

On Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide lost to Oklahoma State 4-1, to close out play at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational. Alabama falls to Oklahoma State to close out play in Clearwater #Team24 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/HWXUDrPPa3 – Alabama …

On Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide lost to Oklahoma State 4-1, to close out play at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.

Oklahoma State took off quickly with a pair of runs in both the third and fourth inning, and Alabama couldn’t catch up. Although junior Maddie Morgan was able to score a run in the bottom of the sixth, it wasn’t enough. OSU added to their lead in the seventh inning by scoring two more runs.

Alabama, who is now 4-5 on the season returns to Tuscaloosa to host the Easton Bama Bash from Feb. 21-23 at Rhoads Stadium.

Alabama welcomes Wichita State, Penn State and Louisville for five games over three days.

  • Feb. 21 vs. Wichita State – 4 p.m. CT
  • Feb. 21 vs. Penn State – 6 p.m. CT
  • Feb. 22 vs. Louisville – 1:30 p.m. CT
  • Feb. 22 vs. Penn State – 4 p.m. CT
  • Feb. 23 vs. Louisville – 1:30 p.m. CT

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Former Alabama DB Bradley Sylve gets pick-six in inaugural XFL game

The inaugural season for the highly anticipated XFL got underway on Saturday with the DC Defenders taking on the Seattle Dragons, and a familiar face for Alabama fans was making plays. Bradley Sylve, a defensive back for the Crimson Tide from …

The inaugural season for the highly anticipated XFL got underway on Saturday with the DC Defenders taking on the Seattle Dragons, and a familiar face for Alabama fans was making plays.

Bradley Sylve, a defensive back for the Crimson Tide from 2012-15, picked off former Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers and then returned it for a touchdown.

The play from Sylve helped put the Defenders up 31-19 in the fourth quarter.

After finishing his career in Tuscaloosa, Sylve found himself on the roster of the Buffalo Bills for a brief period of time before landing with the AAF’s Birmingham Iron.

After the league folded, Sylve was looking for work, which he found with the Defenders shortly after it was announced that the league would launch in the spring of 2020.

Apparently, that decision paid off for Sylve and his new team.

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