Alabama loses four to NFL draft
Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
Those projected firstrounders announced their intentions Friday, along with tailback Josh Jacobs and tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Jonah Williams and Quinnen Williams are rated as potential top 10 picks.
Miami hire could be 2-for 1: Manny Diaz has his offensive coordinator. And now Miami will wait and see if the new hire just happens to arrive with a national-title-winning quarterback.
Dan Enos was announced as the new leader of the Miami offense, arriving after one season as quarterbacks coach and associate head coach at Alabama. The question now becomes if someone else is leaving Alabama for Miami.
Jalen Hurts, who went 26-2 as Alabama’s starter before losing the job to Tua Tagovailoa, has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal. He worked closely with Enos this season and he and Diaz have followed each other on Twitter in recent days.
Clemson: President Donald Trump is looking forward to celebrating the national champions Monday at the White House. He announced the visit in a tweet, exclaiming “what a game, what a coach, what a team!” in the wake of a 44-16 victory over Alabama.
Temple: Northern Illinois’ Rod Carey was named the Owls’ new coach, filling a vacancy that abruptly opened in late December after the newly hired Diaz left for Miami.