Crimson Tide Roll Call: September 11, 2019

Christopher Walsh

Today is … Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

No games scheduled

Crimson Tide results

No game scheduled

Did you notice?

• Something of note you'll see during Saturday's game:

• South Carolina coach Will Muschamp downplayed his relationship with Nick Saban during his weekly press conference Tuesday. “I haven’t worked for Nick since 2005. That’s a long time ago.” Back in July, when Muschamp was asked about former assistant coaches being 0-16 against Saban, he said: “As far as beating Alabama, you got to go beat Alabama. They are not going to beat themselves. They are very well coached. They have really good players. They're going to attack you in all three phases. That's how you got to approach that game as far as beating that football team.Nick's doing a fantastic job. He's the best football coach in college football history. The consistency that he has maintained at Alabama is pretty phenomenal. In this league, it's very difficult. But you got to go beat Alabama. You can't hope and wish something's going to happen. You got to go beat them.”

• CBS announcer Gary Danielson on Tua Tagovailoa: I think Nick [Saban] is making an incredibly smart move here by revamping his offense and making it more NFL-ish. And the major beneficiary of that is going to be Tua. You can already see it. He’s handling his progressions better, he’s taking first-down throws instead of AAU throws — I like to call them AAU throws because it’s all flash and dash and there’s no consequences if you don’t hit the big one. He’s great at it.”

• An eye-popping NFL stat:

• Crimson Tide alum Quanesha Burks finished fifth (6.48m/21.3) in the women’s long jump at the United States vs. Europe track meet, called The Match, at the Dinamo National Olympic Stadium in Minsk, Belarus. Senior Robert Dunning clocked a time of 13.86 to take seventh in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, and alum Kord Ferguson threw 56.71m/186.1 to place seventh in the discus.

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

September 11, 1913: William Monroe and Ida Kilgore Bryant of Moro Bottom, Ark., were the proud parents of a new son, Paul William. He would later be tagged with the nickname “Bear.”

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"If not for Osama bin Laden, September 11 would only be remembered as Bear Bryant's birthday." —Actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson on "Law & Order"