NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney puts the intriguing crop of linebackers in the 2015 NFL Draft under the microscope, with as many as six -- five OLBs and ILB Eric Kendricks of UCLA -- worthy of consideration in the first two rounds.
Nick Saban announced linebacker Trey DePriest won't play in Alabama's opener against West Virginia due to an NCAA infraction.
AJ McCarron won another national title. Johnny Manziel won a Heisman Trophy. These things matter not to SEC coaches, as they named Georgia's Aaron Murray to their preseason All-SEC team.
Nine Crimson Tide players were selected in 2012 - the most from Alabama since 1945. With such a loss, it might seem a logical time to predict a Tide change. Unfortunately for fans of every other program in college football, the talent at Alabama is hardly ebbing.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the first-team quarterback on the Preseason All-SEC team, as picked by the media.
Nick Saban announced that junior linebacker Trey DePriest fractured his foot in a scrimmage and will miss the rest of spring practice.

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