Crimson Tide Roll Call: Nov. 8, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is … National STEM/STEAM Day, dedicated to inspiring kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Volleyball: Missouri at Alabama, 7 p.m. CT, SEC Network+, Live Stats

Crimson Tide results

Women’s basketball: Hampton 64, Alabama 61

Did you notice?

• Alabama continues to warn fans about potential delays and long lines at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. In its latest release, ticketholders are highly encouraged to be in line for entry no later than 1 p.m. “Fans should be prepared to remove all items from pockets and any pinned-on buttons or larger jewelry, similar to when passing through airport security, before entering. It is recommended that any non-essentials be left at home or in vehicles. Additionally, some items typically permitted in Bryant-Denny Stadium, such as empty cups, will not be allowed.

• Another game-winning touchdown for Josh Jacobs …

• Per NJ.com, Alabama analyst Butch Jones has removed his name from consideration for the Rutgers job.

• Senior defender Nealy Martin and goalkeeper Alex Plavin were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team.

• Alabama baseball will hold its annual Fall World Series intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, with first pitch set for 2:30 p.m. CT at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

• The Green Bay Packers re-signed former Crimson Tide linebacker Tim Williams to its practice squad.

• Also from the Packers …

• ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has updated his Big Board for next year’s draft, which has five prospects from Alabama (Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Alex Leatherwood and Terrell Lewis) and three from LSU in the top 25. He also has 12 Crimson Tide players listed in the top 10 of their respective position groups, not including injured interior linebacker Dylan Moses.

• Suggested reading:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

November 8, 2008: Nick Saban returned to an emotionally-charged Tiger Stadium for the first time since leaving LSU and led Alabama to a 27-21 victory in overtime. Safety Rashad Johnson tied a school record with three interceptions, and Julio Jones set up the winning score by John Parker Wilson by dragging his defender to the 1-yard line. In 2014, Alabama broke LSU’s hearts again on this date with a 20-13 OT victory. After an announcement was made asking fans to please not rush the field the defense made a stand at the goal-line, Blake Sims drove Alabama 55 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation for a tying field goal, and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White in overtime.

November 8, 1981: Alonzo Ephraim was born in Birmingham, Ala.

November 8, 1995: Rashaan Evans was born in Auburn, Ala.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"It's really not sweeter clinching the [SEC] West in Tiger Stadium. It really isn't. My emotions for this place are positive, not negative. I didn't leave LSU to go to Alabama. I left LSU to go to Miami. Myself and my family learned that we didn't like professional football as much as we liked college. So we had the best opportunity to return to college football at the University of Alabama. There is nothing personal in that for me." – Nick Saban after Alabama defeated LSU in 2008

We’ll leave you with this …

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