Crimson Tide Roll Call: August 5, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Work Like A Dog Day

Man, talk about timing …

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

26 days

Did you notice?

• Part of training camp is Nick Saban has a speaker address the team each day. Here were two over the weekend (with one teasing an upcoming episode of Bama Cuts):

• Hale Hentges, ladies and gentlemen …

• The Crimson Tide contingency seems to be having a really good meet at the US Swimming Championships.

• Alabama baseball got a big-time commitment from left-handed pitcher Brandon Clarke (@brandonclarke34) for the signing Class of 2021.

• Spencer Turnbull will be activated from the injured list and get the start for the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

• Is ESPN jumping on the Alabama bandwagon early? Nah …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

August 5, 1925: Graham "Pinkie" McClintock, Alabama's captain-elect for the '25 season and one of the stars of the 1924 Southern Conference champions, informed head coach Wallace Wade he will not return to the team to accept a job offer in Oregon. Bruce "Bunch" Jones replaced him as team captain. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Mediocre people don't like high achievers, and high achievers don't like mediocre people.” – Nick Saban