Crimson Tide Roll Call: July 12, 2019

Image courtesy of Jimmy Bank

Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Simplicity Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

50 days

Did you notice?

• Rebecca Westfall has been added to the Crimson Tide swimming and diving staff as an assistant coach. She spent the past two years at her alma mater, Pittsburgh, where as a swimmer she broke 29 school records. “Rebecca is a tremendous addition to our staff,” Coach Coley Stickels said. “She has proven herself to be a great motivator and technician and she will bring a lot to the deck for the Crimson Tide.” continued its list of the top 100 players in college football this season, releasing No. 11-25, which included No. 16 Dylan Moses, No. 24 Trevon Diggs. They joined No. 32 Alex Leatherwood, No. 39 Jaylen Waddle, No. 61 Anfernee Jennings, No. 71 Najee Harris and No. 86 McKinney.

• Competing for Trinidad and Tobago, Portious Warren won a silver medal in the women's shot put final at the World University Games at Napoli, Italy. Warren’s throw went 17.82m. She was also in the final of the women's discus, but fouled all three throws.

• According to Jon Rosthstein of, Alabama men’s basketball will host Richmond for a game this fall. The Crimson Tide's schedule has yet to be released.

• Former Alabama basketball player Tevin Mack won gold at the World University Games, as Clemson, representing the U.S., defeated Ukraine 85-63 in the title game.

• We’ll leave you with this …

• … actually, no, with football just around the corner we’ll leave you with this:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

July 12, 1961: The Alabama football media guide is released and can be purchased for $1. Senior players Billy Neighbors, Pat Trammell and Darwin Holt were on the cover while an artist's rendition of the enlargement of Denny Stadium on the back. Denny Stadium was expanded from 29,000 to 43,000, and included a special amenity for the times, an elevator going from ground level to the press box.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load."— Paul W. “Bear” Bryant