11 things every Alabama fan needs to know today
Good morning, Alabama fans! Assuming you’re still on a high from Saturday, we’ve got some more stories for you about that night. The Mississippi State game will be here before you know it, but for now we’re still in LSU mode. Soak it in for now.
Here are 11 things to know:
- First things first, check out Alabama’s report card from the LSU matchup. Spoiler alert, the grades are pretty good.
- No surprises here, but an electric victory Saturday night could have helped the Crimson Tide in their efforts to land the nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker.
- It also certainly impressed 2017’s No. 3 outside linebacker, Nate McBride.
- The Crimson Tide are now No. 3 in the AP Poll.
- Did Derrick Henry make up ground on Leonard Fournette in the Heisman race?
- Alabama and Mississippi State will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET this weekend.
- The Crimson Tide are favored in that matchup by a touchdown.
- Check out how several notable Alabama alums reacted to the victory against LSU.
- But it wasn’t just Alabama grads who took to Twitter. Recruits shared their thoughts as well.
- The son of former NFL All-Pro Dale Carter was at the game Saturday. He’ll be back to Tuscaloosa for another visit.
- ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has Alabama in his top four for his College Football Playoff rankings.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- Alabama has undoubtedly had its fair share of signature wins, but this locker room celebration after LSU was different from one senior’s perspective, AL.com’s John Talty wrote.
- The Crimson Tide did their job on the field Saturday night, but a couple of other things away from Tuscaloosa also fell into place to make Saturday maybe Alabama’s best day of the year. USA Today’s Daniel Uthman broke it down.
- AL.com’s Michael Casagrande compiled some stats, including a comparison of Leonard Fournette’s and Derrick Henry’s evenings.
- For weeks leading up to the game, Alabama players listened to the chatter about Fournette. That gave them extra motivation to stop him, Casagrande wrote.
- Also from Casagrande, quarterback Jake Coker played exactly the way Nick Saban asked him to Saturday night.
- Alabama went back to basic fundamentals Saturday night and relied on its strength, the Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurt wrote.
The best stories around the SEC
- Fewer than 24 hours after his players took a stand against the University of Missouri, coach Gary Pinkel is joining them.
- Pinkel confirmed the boycott in a statement and said the football team didn’t practice Sunday.
- The football team is supporting a graduate student who has been on a hunger strike since Monday, ordering that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe either resign or be dismissed. On Sunday, Wolfe put out a statement.
- So what does all of this mean going forward? SEC Country broke it down.
- If Missouri doesn’t play in its scheduled game Saturday, it could owe BYU $1 million, according to a report.