Crimson Tide Roll Call: August 4, 2019

Despite a heavy downpour midway through practice, Crimson Tide fans were still out in force during the annual Fan Day.Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Coast Guard Day and American Family Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

27 days

Did you notice?

• More updates on the Crimson Tide swimmers competing at the U.S. Nationals:

• Punter Mike Bernier graduated on Saturday and posted on Instagram: “I am excited to announce that I will be returning to Alabama for my 5th and final season of football while perusing my masters degree in marketing.” However, he’s not listed on the Crimson Tide roster. reported late Saturday night that former Alabama outside linebacker Eyabi Anoma has committed to Houston.

• Former Alabama women’s tennis player Alexa Guarachi won a gold medal in mixed doubles with partner Nicolas Jarry, while representing Chile at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. They defeated Noelia Zeballos and Federico Zeballos of Bolivia, 6-1, 6-3.

• Crimson Tide senior Alba Cortina Pou won the singles title of the Belulla Open in her home country of Spain. Despite being unseeded she defeated four seeded players including No. 5 Nora Ayala Serra in the title match.

• Kristen Gillman shot 66 during the third round of the Women’s British Open and is tied for 18th.

• Mack Wilson appears to be off to a good start with the Cleveland Browns:

• We’ll leave you with this from Quinnen Williams …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

August 4, 1955: Bob Baumhower, the former Alabama standout, All-Pro defensive lineman and restaurant owner, was born in Portsmouth, Va.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“It’s fun. It’s awesome to finally get to use a helmet.” — Tua Tagovailoa on training camp starting up