Today is … National Hermit Day.
Today’s Crimson Tide schedule
Men’s Golf at Cypress Point Classic, Pebble Beach, Calif., all day
Crimson Tide results
No games scheduled
Did you notice?
• Alabama football coaches named six players of the week following the 48-7 victory over Arkansas: Miller Forristall and Mac Jones on offense; Anfernee Jennings, Terrell Lewis and Patrick Surtain II on defense; and Joseph Bulovas on special teams.
• Think this might be wallpapered in the Alabama locker room yet?
• The Crimson Tide didn’t have anyone named an SEC player of the week, but former Alabama player Brandon Kennedy won the offensive lineman award for Tennessee.
• Aaron Suttles of The Athletic tweeted late Monday that Forristall will be out several weeks due an injury sustained against Arkansas. No other details were available.
• The Miami Dolphins traded running back Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round selection that can become a fifth-round pick.
• Facing his former team, Minkah Fitzpatrick had two interceptions for the Steelers against the Dolphins:
• The men’s golf team dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 7 Duke in fourball play during the morning session, before responding with a 2-1 victory over No 19 USC in foursomes in the afternoon at the Cypress Point Classic at Pebble Beach. The two-day event features eight teams that are competing in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. Alabama will take on No. 22 Illinois in the fifth-place match, which will consist of singles play, on Tuesday.
• The Alabama gymnastics team will host its annual Ghosts and Goblins Intrasquad Tuesday at the Frances Smith Practice Facility in Coleman Coliseum. Fans will be admitted to Coleman Coliseum at the southeast corner (the UA Law School side) starting at 4 p.m. The competition is set to start at 4:30 p.m.
• We’ll leave you with this …
(Note: When the baby is born, we fully expect to see a photo of him holding it like this:)
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
October 29, 1977: Tony Nathan rushed for 115 yards on only seven carries, including a run of 59 yards for a touchdown during Alabama's 37-7 rout of Mississippi State, the preseason favorite to win the SEC. The other Crimson Tide touchdowns were on 1-yard runs by Donnie Faust and Johnny Davis, a 30-yard pass from Jeff Rutledge to Keith Pugh, and a 22-yard run by Steadman Shealy.
October 29, 2005: Brodie Croyle threw three touchdown passes and DJ Hall set an Alabama receiving record which lead to a 35-3 victory over Utah State. Hall finished with 11 catches for 157 yards, becoming the first Crimson Tide receiver to have back-to-back games with at least 10 receptions (he had 10 for 139 yards against Tennessee). At the time, Alabama was 8-0 and ranked fifth in the BCS standings.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
“He's all business. I don't care if he's at LSU, the Miami Dolphins or Alabama, he's not going to change. It's all business. It's about winning games and that's what he does. He gets up every morning and goes to bed thinking about that. Right after we won the national championship in '03, the next morning he had the coaches together doing recruiting meetings from what I heard. It's about winning and it's that kind of drive that has made him successful, and will make him successful in the future.” – Former LSU center Rudy Niswanger (2003-05) on Nick Saban