4 things every Alabama fan needs to know today
Gameday in Tuscaloosa is just one day away. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers will meet for the 97th time on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. ‘Bama has won the past eight matchups, and owns a 52-37-8 all-time record against its rival from the north.
Here are four things to know:
- One of Altee Tenpenny’s ex-teammates set up a GoFundMe campaign to pay for his funeral. The kind gesture resulted in $15,000 of donations to Tenpenny’s family.
- Alabama will honor the late, great Ken Stabler in November. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback passed away this year at the age of 69.
- Throwback Thursday produced a couple memorable Alabama-Tennessee matchups. ‘Bama fans will probably want to relive 2009’s blocked kick instead of 1995’s Peyton Manning show.
- Nick Saban wishes Bryant-Denny Stadium could be a little more like Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. It’s true; the coach said as much on his Thursday night radio show.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- An Alabama-themed NASCAR paint job should be fan favorite at Talladega.
- VIDEO: Former Crimson Tide great Marcell Dareus read Shakespeare in London.
- Arkansas, Alabama are both showing interest in a record-setting running back.
- Former ‘Bama LB Xzavier Dickson posted an Instagram video featuring the late Altee Tenpenny. (via Marq Burnett)
- Athletic director Bill Battle said the Crimson Tide are becoming a team “people don’t want to play.” (MontgomeryAdvisor.com‘s Duane Rankin)
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