2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Alabama Crimson Tide
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2019 record0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Head coachNick Saban (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Sarkisian (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Co-defensive coordinatorPete Golding (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 101,821)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 19, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll


The 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama", or "The Tide") represents the University of Alabama in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marks the Crimson Tide's 127th overall season, 86th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and 28th within the SEC Western Division. They play their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and are led by thirteenth-year head coach Nick Saban.

Previous season[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Offseason departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Josh Jacobs #8 RB 5'10 216 Junior Tulsa, OK Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Irv Smith Jr. #82 TE 6'4 241 Junior New Orleans, LA Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Jonah Williams #73 OL 6'5 301 Junior Folsom, CA Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Quinnen Williams #92 DL 6'4 295 RS Sophomore Birmingham, AL Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Saivion Smith #4 CB 6'1 201 Junior Tampa, FL Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Deionte Thompson #14 S 6'2 196 RS Junior Orange, TX Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Mack Wilson #30 LB 6'2 238 Junior Montgomery, AL Declared for 2019 NFL Draft
Mike Bernier #98 P 6'2 219 Senior Madison, AL Graduated
Isaiah Buggs #49 DL 6'5 286 Senior Ruston, LA Graduated
Joshua Casher #67 OL 6'1 290 Senior Mobile, AL Graduated
Ronnie Clark #5 RB 6'2 230 Senior Calera, AL Graduated
Lester Cotton Sr. #66 OL 6'4 325 Senior Tuscaloosa, AL Graduated
Johnny Dwight #95 DL 6'3 301 Senior Rochelle, GA Graduated
Damien Harris #34 RB 5'11 215 Senior Richmond, KY Graduated
Hale Hentges #84 TE 6'5 254 Senior Jefferson City, MO Graduated
Austin Jones #29 PK 5'10 215 Senior Orlando, FL Graduated
Derek Kief #81 WR 6'4 204 Senior Cincinnati, OH Graduated
Xavian Marks #19 WR 5'8 174 Senior Rosenberg, TX Graduated
Christian Miller #47 LB 6'4 244 Senior Columbia, SC Graduated
Jamey Mosley #16 LB 6'5 239 Senior Mobile, AL Graduated
Ross Piersbacher #71 OL 6'4 309 Senior Cedar Falls, IA Graduated

Recruiting[edit]

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Paul Tyson
QB
Trussville, Alabama Hewitt-Trussville High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Apr 5, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Evan Neal
OT
Bradenton, Florida IMG Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 360 lb (160 kg) Dec 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Pierce Quick
OT
Trussville, Alabama Hewitt-Trussville High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 287 lb (130 kg) Apr 22, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 91
Will Reichard
K
Hoover, Alabama Hoover High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) May 23, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Shane Lee
LB
Baltimore, Maryland St Frances Academy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 243 lb (110 kg) Apr 17, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Jeffery "Scooby" Carter
CB
Mansfield, Texas Mansfield Legacy High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Apr 16, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Trey Sanders
RB
Bradenton, Florida IMG Academy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Dec 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Christian Williams
CB
Daphne, Alabama Daphne High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Apr 16, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
Amari Kight
OT
Alabaster, Alabama Thompson High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 307 lb (139 kg) Apr 29, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Taulia Tagovailoa
QB
Alabaster, Alabama Thompson High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Apr 22, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
Brandon Turnage
CB
Oxford, Mississippi Lafayette High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Dec 22, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Justin Eboigbe
DE
Forest Park, Georgia Forest Park High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Jun 16, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Antonio Alfano
DT
Colonia, New Jersey Colonia High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 275 lb (125 kg) May 18, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Christian Harris
ATH
Baton Rouge, Louisiana LSU Laboratory School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 28, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Kevin Harris
DE
Loganville, Georgia Grayson High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 217 lb (98 kg) May 1, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Byron Young
DE
Laurel, Mississippi West Jones High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jul 3, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Jordan Battle
S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Saint Thomas Aquinas High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Dec 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
DeMarcco Hellams
ATH
Hyattsville, Maryland DeMatha Catholic High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Jun 11, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Khris Bogle
DE
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Cardinal Gibbons High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jan 5, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
DJ Dale
DT
Pinson, Alabama Clay-Chalkville High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 323 lb (147 kg) May 2, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
King Mwikuta
DE
LaGrange, Georgia Troup County High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Dec 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Braylen Ingraham
DE
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Saint Thomas Aquinas High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Oct 23, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Tanner Bowles
OT
Glasgow, Kentucky Glasgow High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 273 lb (124 kg) Apr 22, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Keilan Robinson
RB
Washington, D.C. St. John's College High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Jun 27, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
John Metchie
WR
Hightstown, New Jersey The Peddie School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jul 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Marcus Banks
CB
Houston, Texas Andy Dekaney High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Jan 5, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Jahleel Billingsley
TE
Chicago, Illinois Wendell Phillips Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Jul 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Darrian Dalcourt
OG
Baltimore, Maryland St. Frances Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 299 lb (136 kg) Aug 9, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR


Returning starters[edit]

Offense

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

To be released in summer of 2019.

Listed in the order that they were released

SEC media poll[edit]

The SEC media poll was released on July 2019.

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 13th
Steve Sarkisian Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 1st
TBA Co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach 1st
Pete Golding Co-defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach 2nd
TBA Defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach
Jeff Banks Special teams coordinator/tight end coach 2nd
Craig Kuligowski Associate head coach/defensive line coach 2nd
Kyle Flood Offensive line coach 1st
Joe Pannunzio Running backs coach 3rd
Karl Scott Defensive backs coach 2nd
Scott Cochran Strength and conditioning 12th
Reference:[1]

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Spring game[edit]

The 2019 Crimson Tide will have spring practice from April 2019. The 2019 Alabama football spring game, "A-Day" will take place in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 2019, at 1 p.m. CST.

Schedule[edit]

Alabama announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018. The 2019 Crimson Tide' schedule consists of 7 home and 4 away games for the regular season. Alabama will host four SEC conference opponents Ole Miss (Rivalry), Arkansas, Tennessee (Third Saturday of October) and LSU (Rivalry) and will travel for four SEC opponents to South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State (Rivalry) and arch-rival Auburn for the 126th annual Iron Bowl to close out the SEC regular season on the road. Alabama is not scheduled to play SEC East opponents Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt in the 2019 regular season. The Crimson Tide’s bye week comes during week 6 (on October 5) and week 10 (on November 2).

Alabama's out of conference opponents represent the ACC, C-USA, Independents and Southern. The Crimson Tide will host three non–conference games which are against New Mexico State of the FBS independents, Southern Miss of the Conference USA and Western Carolina of the SoCon to close out the regular season and travel to Atlanta, GA for Chick-fil-A Kickoff host Duke from the ACC.

DateOpponentSiteResult
August 31vs. Duke*
September 7New Mexico State*
September 14at South Carolina
September 21Southern Miss*
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
September 28Ole Miss
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)
October 12at Texas A&M
October 19Tennessee
October 26Arkansas
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
November 9LSU
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)
November 16at Mississippi State
November 23(FCS) Western Carolina*
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
November 30at Auburn
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

vs Duke Blue Devils[edit]

Chick-fil-A Kickoff
1 234Total
Duke 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: August 31
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Game weather: Indoors

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-1 2010 W, 62-13

Statistics

Statistics Duke Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Duke Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

New Mexico State Aggies[edit]

1 234Total
New Mexico State 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Statistics

Statistics New Mexico State Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
New Mexico State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

@ South Carolina Gamecocks[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
South Carolina 0 000 0

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
12-3 2010 L, 21-35

Statistics

Statistics Alabama South Carolina
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
South Carolina Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Southern Miss Golden Eagles[edit]

1 234Total
Southern Miss 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
36-5-2 2014 W, 52-12

Statistics

Statistics Southern Miss Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Southern Miss Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Ole Miss Rebels[edit]

1 234Total
Ole Miss 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
54-10-2 2018 W, 62-7

Statistics

Statistics Ole Miss Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

@ Texas A&M Aggies[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Texas A&M 0 000 0

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
9-2 2018 W, 45-23

Statistics

Statistics Alabama Texas A&M
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Texas A&M Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Tennessee Volunteers[edit]

Third Saturday in October
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
56-37-8 2018 W, 58-21

Statistics

Statistics Tennessee Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Tennessee Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Arkansas Razorbacks[edit]

1 234Total
Arkansas 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
22-7 2018 W, 65-31

Statistics

Statistics Arkansas Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Arkansas Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

LSU Tigers[edit]

1 234Total
LSU 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
53-25-5 2018 W, 29-0

Statistics

Statistics LSU Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
LSU Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

@ Mississippi State Bulldogs[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Miss State 0 000 0

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
83-17-3 2018 W, 24-0

Statistics

Statistics Alabama Miss State
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Miss State Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Western Carolina Catamounts[edit]

1 234Total
Western Carolina 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2014 W, 48-14

Statistics

Statistics Western Carolina Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Western Carolina Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

@ Auburn Tigers[edit]

Iron Bowl
1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Auburn 0 000 0

Sources:

Overall record Last meeting Result
46-36-1 2018 W, 52-21

Statistics

Statistics Alabama Auburn
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Auburn Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP  
Coaches  
CFP Not released Not released

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

Offense[edit]

Rushing


Passing


Receiving


Defense[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Kick and punt returning

Kicking

Punting

Scoring[edit]

Scores by quarter (non-conference opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SEC opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Scores by quarter (All opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Media Affiliates[edit]

Radio[edit]

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide, p. 2
  2. ^ "2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 3, 2019.