Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 16, 2019

On display at the Bryant Museum

Christopher Walsh

Today is …

Father’s Day. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift it’s also National Fudge Day.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

76 days

Did you notice?

• Robby Shelton shot the front-nine at the Tour’s Lincoln Land Charity Championship in 31 strokes, and then the back nine in 32 for an 8-under round. He’ll head into the final day of the tournament tied for the lead at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.

• The Palm Beach Post wonders if Minkah Fitzpatrick can become a master of all trades? (Alabama fans already know the answer is yes)

• How good is Alabama’s receiving corps?

• From USA Today, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick among those thrilled with Bengals' new approach.

• Eddie Jackson held his inaugural Charity Softball Game.

• Philip Pearson has been named the director of recruiting for Clemson basketball.

• For the second consecutive year, a senior robotics team from Alabama took home a win at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers regional conference. “It’s a new team every single year. It’s a new competition every single year. It’s hard to win,” faculty adviser Dr. Ken Ricks said in a statement from the Student Hardware Competition at IEEE SoutheastCon 2019 in Huntsville. “It speaks to how hard these students worked.”

• The Jeremiah Castille Character Football Camp in North Carolina was held Saturday.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 16, 1996: On the same day that legendary sportscaster Mel Allen (known as the “Voice of the Yankees”) died in Greenwich, Connecticut, future Alabama linebacker Christian Miller was born in Columbia, South Carolina.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“I was in the right place at the right time.” — Mel Allen, who not only graduated from the University of Alabama, but from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1937.