Tommy Deas,

Tommy Deas

Contact Tommy

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown

Past articles by Tommy:

Georgia uses Nick Saban's own formula to beat Alabama football and change college football

Alabama football changed its ways and ramped up with a wide-open offense. Georgia used Nick Saban's formula to beat him in the CFP championship. → Read More

Longtime Tuscaloosa News sports editor and columnist Cecil Hurt dies at 62

Longtime Tuscaloosa News sports editor and columnist Cecil Hurt dies at 62 → Read More

When will the Alabama football team return from College Football Playoff Championship?

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State in the College Football Playoff Championship on Monday. The team will fly back to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday. → Read More

Josh Jacobs does it all against Auburn

Josh Jacobs didn’t throw a pass in the Iron Bowl on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. That’s about all Alabama’s running back didn’t do in the Crimson Tide’s 52-21 victory over Auburn at Bryan-Denny Stadium. The 5-foot-10, 216-pound junior from Tulsa rushed five times for 28 yards, averaging a team-best 5.6 yards per carry. He caught … → Read More

GAMEDAY: Nothing more satisfying for Alabama than Iron Bowl revenge

It’s a jagged sliver of rock in your shoe. A grating speck of sand in the eye. That’s what it’s like losing to Auburn when you play football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. “It’s like your dog died,” said former UA defensive back Will Lowery. “It’s a brutal, helpless feeling.” A feeling that doesn’t go … → Read More

Four Downs: Key questions for Alabama vs. Auburn

No. 1-ranked Alabama hosts Auburn on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here are four key questions the Crimson Tide faces in this rivalry matchup: 1. Will Tua Tagovailoa have an Iron Bowl moment? Alabama’s sophomore quarterback from Hawaii had a career-defining moment in the national championship game last season and is considered to be the Heisman … → Read More

Alabama in the NFL: Week 10

Here is a look at how former University of Alabama football players and others with area ties fared in the National Football League in Week 10: Jonathan Allen, Washington Redskins defensive tackle, made 3 tackles with 1 quarterback hurry vs. Tampa Bay Ryan Anderson, Washington Redskins linebacker, made 1 tackle vs. Tampa Bay Anthony Averett, … → Read More

Special teams help set Alabama up against Mississippi State

Alabama had three big plays on special teams against Mississippi State. Joseph Bulovas kicked a 49-yard field goal with 9:11 to go in the game, his longest career kick, for UA’s final points. Alabama recovered a fumbled punt return in the second quarter, leading to the Crimson Tide’s third touchdown for a 21-0 lead. Punter … → Read More

Tide still No. 1 in playoff rankings

No surprise: Alabama is still No. 1 in the official College Football Playoff rankings. The second weekly rankings by the committee that will select the four teams to play for the national championship, revealed Tuesday night, had the Crimson Tide on top, just as it was the week before. With Alabama defeating LSU – No. 3 … → Read More

Alabama's defense stomps LSU in shutout

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU Tigers could not run. Joe Burrow couldn’t hide. Alabama’s defense saw to that Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. The Crimson Tide’s front seven beat up LSU’s offensive line, closing holes before they opened and collapsing the pocket on Burrow, the Tigers’ quarterback, before he could settle in to make … → Read More

Alabama-Tennessee notes: Butch Jones takes a bath

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Butch Jones, the former Tennessee head coach who joined Nick Saban’s Alabama staff as an offensive analyst after being fired by the Volunteers, was dunked with ice water Saturday at Neyland Stadium by Crimson Tide players. Images of Jones joining the Alabama tradition of coaches and players smoking cigars after beating Tennessee … → Read More

Alabama's defense bullies Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Quinnen Williams wrecked stuff. Alabama’s defense drove Tennessee backward. It punished the Volunteers and knocked their quarterback out of Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium. The Crimson Tide took another step toward defensive dominance. It wasn’t a shutout, nor a complete shutdown, but Alabama bullied the Volunteers from the start and maintained that … → Read More

Alabama in the NFL: Week 6

Here is a look at how former University of Alabama football players and others with area ties fared in the National Football League in Week Six: Jonathan Allen, Washington Redskins defensive tackle, made 2 tackles vs. Carolina Ryan Anderson, Washington Redskins linebacker, made 1 tackle vs. Carolina Anthony Averett, Baltimore Ravens cornerback, did not play … → Read More

Four Downs: Key questions for Alabama-Tennessee

No. 1-ranked Alabama visits rival Tennessee on the Third Saturday in October. Here are four key questions that will be answered: 1. Has Tennessee turned a corner? The Volunteers upset a ranked Auburn team on the road last weekend for their first SEC victory since 2016. Former Alabama player and assistant Jeremy Pruitt, UT’s first-year … → Read More

Alabama gets physical with Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Maybe it was because Arkansas had scored with six minutes to go in the second quarter to cut Alabama’s lead to 14 points to mark just the second time the top-ranked Crimson Tide had led by as little as two scores that late in a game this season. Maybe it was time to … → Read More

Alabama misses fourth PAT of season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | Alabama missed an extra point in the first half, the first by Joseph Bulovas but the fourth for the Crimson Tide as a team all season. The errant kicked bounced off the upright. The last time UA missed four extra points in a season was 2009, when UA made 43 of 47 … → Read More

Former assistant Napier back in Tuscaloosa to face No. 1 Alabama

Billy Napier has seen Alabama football from the inside. Now he’s going to get a look from the other side. Louisiana-Lafayette’s first-year head coach brings the Ragin’ Cajuns to Bryant-Denny Stadium, the place where he spent five seasons as part of Nick Saban’s staff, on Saturday. Napier was an offensive analyst on UA’s 2011 national … → Read More

Four Downs: Key questions for Alabama’s home opener

Top-ranked Alabama overwhelmed Louisville to start the season and faces Arkansas State in its home opener Saturday with a new set of questions: 1. Can Alabama clean up its act? Nobody expects perfection in the first game of the season, but the Crimson Tide was uncharacteristically sloppy against the Cardinals. Alabama was flagged 10 times … → Read More

Crimson Standard athletics facilities plan timeline

 Here’s a look at the University of Alabama’s 10-year, $600 million athletics facilities upgrade plan, unveiled Thursday (subject to approval by UA administration, with timelines and specifics subject to change: Phase I (Target date: start after 2019 football season – some parts may begin sooner) Mal Moore Athletic Facility: Renovated football locker room and … → Read More

Fall camp preview: Quarterbacks

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth installment in a series looking ahead to the start of Alabama football’s fall practice. Today we break down the quarterback position: The top two Jalen Hurts was SEC Offensive Player of the Year two seasons ago as a freshman and carries a 25-2 record as a starter. He enters … → Read More