Burton Burns spent 11 years as Alabama's running backs coach and helped develop two Heisman Trophy winners in Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry. Trent Richardson also won the Doak Walker Award for the best running back in the country while being coached by Burns. Seven running backs who were coached by Burns have NFL careers.
Alabama announced the hirings and promotions of several new and current members of the coaching staff.
Alabama's annual Pro Day will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at noon CT. The Pro Day will be televised on the SEC Network, the league office announced.
For the first time since 2010, a team besides Alabama found itself at the top of the recruiting rankings. Georgia broke Alabama’s record for five-star recruits in a year and finished with the nation’s best recruiting class. Alabama finished just inside the top 10 at No. 7, according to the 247Sports composite team rankings.
Four-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle committed to Alabama. He chose Alabama over Texas A&M and Texas.
Outside linebacker Quay Walker flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia. Walker is the third commit to flip his decision away from the Crimson Tide, joining Bobby Brown and Vernon Jackson.
Linebacker Jaylen Moody committed to Alabama on Wednesday. He chose Alabama over Arkansas, Ole Miss and Clemson.
Cornerback Patrick Surtain committed to Alabama live on ESPN U.
National Signing Day is underway and Alabama already got a surprise. Four-star defensive lineman Bobby Brown spurned the Crimson Tide in favor of Texas A&M.