Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker has been given release from his scholarship and is free to transfer to another program. He is on course to graduate this spring, whereupon he's expected to enroll at Alabama, sources told ESPN.
If it took calling Phil Jackson to better understand the merits of running zone versus man-to-man, he wouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone and dial. There's no room to worry about outside perception in Alabama coach Nick Saban's world.
Alabama now boasts the highest-paid head coach and defensive coordinator in all of college football. The school's Board of Trustees approved the contracts of both head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart on Tuesday afternoon.