Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 5, 2019

Courtesy of Jimmy Bank

Christopher Walsh

An abbreviated edition of the Roll Call will appear this week. Today is …

National Running Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, at Austin, Texas

How to watch, keep up with the Crimson Tide

• NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, at Austin, Texas

Crimson Tide results

• No games scheduled

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

87 days

Did you notice?

• Per Michael Casagrande of, Alabama’s initial plans for renovating Bryant-Denny Stadium have changed. Instead of adding a large student terrace and large scoreboard in the south end zone upper deck, four new corner scoreboards that are 60 percent larger will be added. Work will begin after the 2019 season and be completed by August 2020.

• Kinsley Washington's RBI-single in the seventh inning gave UCLA a 5-4 victory at the Women’s College World Series and 13th national title in softball. Alabama’s Montana Fouts and Bailey Hemphill were named to the All-Tournament Team.

• Aaron Rodgers reflected on the loss of Bart Starr.

• Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Crimson Tide commitment Drew Sanders now ranks as the No. 27 prospect in America, good for a rating of .9853 and as a consensus 5-star recruit (paid).

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 5, 1965: Hundreds of Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant's former players gathered at his special coaching clinic at Lake Martin. Among those in attendance were Texas A&M head coach Gene Stallings and several of his assistants, including Dee Powell and Bud Moore, LSU head coach Charlie McClendon and his defensive coordinator Pat James and Oklahoma State assistant Elwood Ketter. Former Bryant pupils currently playing pro football attending the clinic were George Blanda, Tommy Brooker, Lee Roy Jordan, Butch Wilson, Billy Neighbors, Babe Parilli, and Bob Fry. Parilli, Jordan and James were among the guest lecturers, and one of the lighter moments of the festivities came during James' lecture on defensive technique when he bruised Kentucky assistant Charley Pell. Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"I'm a die-hard Nick Saban fan, because he's teaching the same things that Coach Bryant taught 50 years ago to us guys about honesty and integrity and discipline and teamwork and those kind of things. He's teaching these guys, just like coach Bryant always said, the game of life, not just the game of football. If you apply those things in your life and your profession, you'll be successful no matter what business you're in.” – Lee Roy Jordan