Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 10, 2019

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Christopher Walsh

Today is …

National Ballpoint Pen Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

83 days

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama and Green Bay Packers star Bart Starr was remembered and honored during a public memorial service at Samford University.

• Former Alabama defensive lineman Jamar King was one of the final roster cuts by the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.

• The International team including Alabama golfer Jiwon Jeon won the 23rdannual Arnold Palmer Cup at the Alotian Golf Club in Roland, Arkansas. Crimson Tide women’s golf coach Mic Potter was an assistant coach for the U.S. team.

• If you were wondering why there were barely any parking spots available at Coleman Coliseum on Sunday:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 10, 1971: Johnny Musso joined Penn State's Lydell Mitchell, Texas' Stan Mauldin and New Mexico's Rocky Long on a 20-day trip to Vietnam. It was the second straight year an Alabama player was asked to go visit the troops; Scott Hunter being the first. Musso was an A-student in pre-law and recognized as the premier running back in the SEC.— Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“He brought football into America’s living rooms. He played the game with class, grit, passion and inspiring leadership. He was the most decent man I ever met. … Bart Starr will always be the league’s true north,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell