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Alabama basketball gets ready for Tennessee - The Bama Beat #168

Alabama fan Hunter Johnson joins the podcast to talk about Crimson Tide basketball before Saturday's game against No. 3 Tennessee. He and Ben Jones talk about the biggest wins in this season, the chances of upsetting the Vols and how the team bounced back after a loss against Texas A&M. They also talk about potential nicknames for Kira Lewis Jr. and NCAA tournament chances this season.


Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon - The Bama Beat #167

Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon joins the podcast as the Crimson Tide begins practice before the 2019 season. Bohannon is in his second year as Alabama's head baseball coach. He and Ben Jones talk about the new players on the 2019 team and what he learned in his first season. They also talk about walk up music, marathons and Nick Saban encounters. The baseball team opens its season on Feb. 15 in Tuscaloosa against Presbyterian.


Who's leaving Alabama, where they're going - The Bama Beat #166

TideSports' Cecil Hurt, Ben Jones and Terrin Waack sit down to discuss the three Alabama players who declared for the NFL draft since last Friday's four made their decision. They also get into the whole Jalen Hurts situation, where he has visited and where he might go. Then there are the four assistant coaches headed elsewhere.


Alabama loses 4 players to NFL draft - The Bama Beat #165

Jonah Williams, Quinnen Williams, Josh Jacobs and Irv Smith Jr. all declared for the NFL draft on Friday. Ben Jones and Cecil Hurt discuss their decisions and how their careers unfolded. Where might they go in the NFL draft? Also, which players returning for Alabama that could have gone pro will have the biggest impact?


National championship game aftermath - The Bama Beat #164

The TideSports staff discusses Alabama's 44-16 loss to Clemson in the national championship. They talk about the mistakes made by Alabama, how Clemson capitalized, and which plays might have made the difference early on. They also discuss quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is exploring the possbility of a transfer.


Alabama/Clemson breakdown and game pick - The Bama Beat #163

Ben Jones, Terrin Waack and Cecil Hurt gather to discuss the 2018 national championship between Clemson and Alabama in Santa Clara and make their final game pick of the season against the spread. They talk about the storylines, matchups and players that could make the difference in this game.


2018 National Championship with David Hale - The Bama Beat #162

More's David Hale rejoins the podcast to discuss the 2018 national championship game between Alabama and Clemson. He and Ben Jones talked about a potential meeting between these two teams during the preseason as well. They discuss Dexter Lawrence's suspension, the strengths of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and where either team might find an edge in the matchup. They also talk about how Dabo Swinney might fit at Alabama one day in the future or whether he'd be interested in leading the...


Alabama/Clemson history and Rocky I, II, III, IV - The Bama Beat #161

Ben Jones and Cecil Hurt sit down to review the first three meetings of Alabama against Clemson and talk about their fourth game. They discuss their favorite of the first three games and the possibility of the series continuing into 2019 and beyond. They also remember the 2008 meeting between the two programs that set the trajectory for their current dynasty.


2018 Bowl Picks Part II - The Bama Beat #160

Cecil Hurt, Ben Jones, Terrin Waack and Tommy Deas make their picks against the spread for the New Year's 6 bowl games. This includes the Orange Bowl (Alabama-Oklahoma), the Cotton Bowl (Clemson-Notre Dame), the Sugar Bowl (Georgia-Texas), the Fiesta Bowl (LSU-UCF), the Rose Bowl (Ohio State-Washington) and the Peach Bowl (Florida-Michigan).


Christmas gifts for Alabama players and coaches - The Bama Beat #159

Ben Jones and Cecil Hurt sit down during the holiday season to discuss some gifts for certain Alabama players, coaches and fans. They also discuss whether Nick Saban is the grinch of college football for the rest of the nation.


The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber - The Bama Beat #158

Ryan Aber covers Oklahoma football for The Oklahoman and He joins Ben Jones for updates on the Sooners leading into the Orange Bowl. They discuss Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray, the Sooners' offensive line and stable of running backs, as well as the latest on wide receiver Marquise Brown.


Early Signing Day 2018 with Rodney Orr of - The Bama Beat #157

Rodney Orr of joins Ben Jones to recap the early signing day on Dec. 19, 2018. Alabama signed 22 players in the No. 1 ranked class. They talk about which positions needed the most help, the most interesting recruitments in the class and which players Alabama could still sign when National Signing Day arrives in February.


ESPN's Wright Thompson details his Tua Tagovailoa story - The Bama Beat #156

ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson joins TideSports' Terrin Waack to talk about his recent story on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. They break down his reporting process, what it was like learning about the Samoan culture and all the different tidbits he took away from the experience. Thompson's story can be found online at or in the December/January issue of ESPN The Magazine.


Is Oklahoma's defense defensible? The Athletic's Jason Kersey - The Bama Beat #155

Jason Kersey, who covers Oklahoma for The Athletic, joins the podcast to preview the Orange Bowl. He and Ben Jones talk about Oklahoma's defense, which teams did the best job of bottling up the Sooner offense, the Heisman Trophy result and more.


2018 Bowl Picks Part I - The Bama Beat #154

Cecil Hurt, Ben Jones and Terrin Waack make their picks against the spread for the first 34 bowl games of 2018. The New Year's 6 picks will be on a later podcast. It's the last chance for a big push to see who finishes this season's contest on top. Check for Tommy Deas' picks


Favorite Football Movies - The Bama Beat #153

TideSports' Ben Jones and Terrin Waack are joined by intern Ben Stansell to talk about their favorite football movies. Remember the Titans, The Waterboy, Rudy, The Blind Side and several more are discussed. They also talk about which football movies they haven't seen and which older movies might have made the list.


Heisman Trophy breakdown - The Bama Beat #152

The TideSports staff gathers to discuss the Heisman Trophy outcome. Cecil Hurt is a Heisman Trophy voter, so he goes over who he put as his No. 1 canidate and what he takes into consideration when making that decision. Congrats are in order to this year's winner.


Alabama basketball with Chris Stewart - The Bama Beat #151

Crimson Tide Sports Network broadcaster Chris Stewart joins the podcast to talk about Alabama basketball's season. He and Ben Jones talk about freshman guard Kira Lewis, what the Crimson Tide needs to accomplish during the nonconference schedule, and how the SEC has improved in recent years.


Looking back at SEC, looking forward to CFP - The Bama Beat #150

Cecil Hurt, Ben Jones and Terrin Waack sit down to discuss how Alabama performed in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia. Then, with the final College Football Playoff rankings released, they also break down the Alabama-Oklahoma matchup for the Orange Bowl. Both teams have a Heisman Trophy candidate in their quarterback.


Conference Championship Picks - The Bama Beat #149

The TideSports staff gathers to pick every conference championship game against the spread, including the SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta. The Army-Navy game is also thrown into the mix.