Crimson Tide Roll Call: October 9, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is … National Emergency Nurse’s Day and National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Men's tennis: ITA Championships, at Tulsa, Okla., all day, Watch + Live Scoring

• Volleyball: Mississippi State at Alabama, 6 p.m., ESPNUWatchESPNLive Stats

Crimson Tide results

• No games scheduled

Did you notice?

• Alabama gymnast Shallon Olsen posted a 14.700 on the vault, which was the fourth-best score during the women's team finals at the World Championships. She also competed in the floor exercise, where she scored 13.033. Canada finished sixth.

• The Alabama men’s golf team finished ninth with a team total of 27-over par 867 (293-281-293) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. Junior Wilson Furr led the Crimson Tide with a 22-place individual finish after carding 2-over par 212 (72-71-69). Colorado State and No. 48 BYU were named co-champions after the two teams tied for first overall with identical scores of 17-under par 823. “For us, it was a tough week and any time you have a disappointing week it begins right here with the head coach,” Jay Seawell said in a release. “We need to go back to the drawing board, get some guys healthy, look at getting some guys back in the lineup and find a way to correct this. I do believe we still have an opportunity to be a very good team. We have a lot of talent and firepower but we are just kind of misfiring.”

• SI’s Ross Dellenger looks into if the growing number of midseason transfer could lead to some changes in the redshirt rule.

• Alabama graduate student Vincent Kiprop was named the SEC Men's Runner of the Week while freshman Allison Wilson was named Women's Freshman Runner of the Week. Kiporop placed first at the Notre Dame Invitational, while Wilson was 69 but had the best time among all SEC freshmen.

• Junior Patrick Kaukovalta lost in singles to Riley Smith of Southern California in second-round qualifying of the ITA All-American Championships, on Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla. Kaukovalta and senior Edson Ortiz will play in the main doubles draw, while No. 42 Ortiz is set to play in the main singles draw with the schedule yet to be announced.

• The XFL released another list of players eligible for its upcoming inaugural draft, which included for Crimson Tide offensive lineman Leon Brown. Korren Kirven was on the previous release. The draft for the eight-team league will be Oct. 15-16.

• Former Alabama player and athletic director Bill Battle was named to the Team of Excellence by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as part of the 150th anniversary of college football celebration. The team highlights NFF board members who played football and have gone on to success in life. Battle built the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) into a major force in the $4 billion collegiate merchandise market (now under Learfield IMG College). 

• We’ll leave you with this … O.J. Howard’s best catch yet in Tampa (and yes, that’s really him):

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

October 9, 2010: Facing its third straight ranked SEC opponent and the first of seven straight teams coming off a bye, the reigning national champion saw its 19-game winning streak come to an end at South Carolina. Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes, two to Alshon Jeffery, and Marcus Lattimore scored three times as the 19th-ranked Gamecocks defeated an opponent ranked No. 1 for the first time in program history, 35-21.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"We haven't had this feeling in a long time and we don't want it again." — Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower after losing at South Carolina in 2010.

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