College football notebook: Bama CB Smith enters NFL draft

Alabama junior cornerback Saivion Smith announced Saturday on Twitter that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

A junior college transfer, Smith played in all 15 games and made 12 starts in his lone season with the Crimson Tide in 2018. He registered 60 tackles, five pass breakups and a team-high three interceptions.

The Tampa, Fla., native began his collegiate career at LSU in 2016, appearing in three games with the Tigers before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

"The past 3 years have been quite the journey, LSU, MGCCC, to the greatest school in the world Alabama," Smith tweeted. "It's been an honor and privilege to play at Alabama this season."

--Alabama defensive end LaBryan Ray was arrested Friday night for public intoxication, according to multiple reports citing the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest database.

Ray, a sophomore, was reportedly arrested around 7 p.m. for refusing to leave an establishment and held on $500 bond. According to USA Today, he was still listed as an inmate late Saturday morning.

"We are disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to a bad decision," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement Saturday. "We will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline and rehabilitation as we move forward."

--The Miami Hurricanes have added two more coaches, head coach Manny Diaz announced.

Eric Hickson was hired as running backs coach and Butch Barry joins as offensive line coach.

Hickson was running backs coach at Kansas State last season. Barry served as an assistant offensive line coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last four seasons.

--Field Level Media

01/12/2019 19:51

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