Crimson Tide Roll Call: August 24, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is … National Waffle Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• No games scheduled (see below)

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

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Crimson Tide results

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Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

7 days

Did you notice?

• Justin Thomas shot 2-under 68 in the second of the Tour Championship, putting him at 12-under, tied with Rory McIlroy for second, one shot behind leader Brooks Koepka. Meanwhile …

• Per the Seattle Times, the Mariners are moving left-hander Wade LeBlanc to the bullpen.He’s 6-7 with a 5.52 ERA.

• SwimSwam.com reported that Matthew King out of the Seattle area, the No. 17th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2020,has changed his verbal commitment from Indiana University to the University of Alabama.

• Rachael Collins has joined the soccer team as the volunteer assistant coach. Collins was a standout at Pepperdine University (2013-17) and spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at UC Davis.

• Alabama volleyball will host South Alabama for an exhibition match at Foster Auditorium at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

• Former Alabama defensive lineman Johnny Dwight was released by the Houston Texans.

• Per the News & Observer, Koby Quansah, the returning linebacker with the most playing experience at Duke, had surgery Friday to stabilize a fractured right thumb.He’s out indefinitely.

• ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit picked Alabama to win the national championship announced during his annual preseason “Herbie” awards, which included numerous Crimson Tide players. Among the winners were Dylan Moses as breakout star, Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy the best tandem and running back Brian Robinson Jr. as the best-kept secret.  

• Crimson Tide right-handed pitcher Jacob McNairy finished the Alabama summer league by leading the Mat-Su Miners in saves (nine) and ERA 1.25). The saves tied for the most in the league.

• Our own Tony Barnhart’s pick for No 1? Alabama.

• The Frozen Tide’s schedule is out:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

August 24, 1996: Defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs was born in Ruston, La.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“If you don’t like to worry, why do it? It doesn’t help your performance.” – Joe Namath

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