Crimson Tide Roll Call: July 10, 2019

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Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Pina Colada Day

The book tour for “Decade of Dominance: How Alabama's 10-year run was the greatest in college football history” continues with two signings in the Birmingham area today.

• Barnes & Noble, Birmingham, 12-3 p.m.; 201 Summit Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35243

• Barnes & Noble, Hoover 5-8 p.m.; 171 Main Street, Hoover, AL 35244

Books are also available online (using check, credit card, PayPal or Venmo, by emailing Tom Brew at

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

52 days

Did you notice?

• I’m going to go out on a limb and guess there’s about to be a new player topping this list:

• Alabama track and field head coach Dan Waters announced the addition of Mark’Quis Frazier to the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff. Frazier, a three-time USTFCCA and NJCAA National and Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, will work with Alabama’s sprint group.

• Alabama women's golfers Angelica Moresco, Carolina Caminoli and Mary Mac Trammell were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars list.

• Basketball coach Nate Oats recently sat down with’s Lauren Sisler for a Q&A session, and talked about a number of topics from expectations to family life and adjusting to the south.

• Running back Josh Jacobs signed his rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders, four years for $11.9 million with the team having a fifth-year option.

• Early NFL draft evaluation on Tua Tagovailoa by

• Early NFL draft evaluation on Dylan Moses and Xavier McKinney by NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah:

• The Crimson Tide’s Justin King, who is playing summer baseball with the Willmar Stingers, earned himself a spot on the Northwoods League All-Star Team. The outfielder leads his team in home runs (five) and RBI (21) while drawing 15 walks. He’s batting .277 (31-112) with seven doubles and 19 runs scored. Left-handed pitcher Garret Rukes was also named an All-Star.

• Right-handed pitcher Chase Lee, playing for Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken league, has seen his summer ERA drop to 1.26 (3 ER/21.1 IP), with 40 strike outs compared to just six walks. He leads the league with five saves. released the bottom half of its top 100 players for 2019, No. 51-100, which included three Crimson Tide players: No. 86 McKinney, No. 71 Najee Harris, and No. 61 Anfernee Jennings.

• Former Alabama softball player Demi Turner was named avolunteer assistant coach at Houston.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

July 10, 1990: Running back Trent Richardson was born in Pensacola, Fla.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"I'm known as a recruiter. Well, you've got to have chicken to make chicken salad."— Paul W. “Bear” Bryant