4 things every Alabama fan needs to know today
Alabama’s Homecoming is this week, and that topic got Nick Saban talking about his high school dating history Wednesday night.
The coach let slip some details about his past that were — in his own words — haunting. That’s the first thing you need to know today.
Here are three more:
- The most recent Alabama-UGA game will be commemorated with a special painting. Sports artist Daniel A. Moore will release “The Washout” seven years after his painting of “The Blackout.”
- Saban and Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos go way back. The Alabama coach was Michigan State’s defensive coordinator when Enos — a former quarterback — enrolled in 1987. According to Enos, Saban was pretty demanding of the scout team in East Lansing.
- The defensive line was not to blame for Nick Chubb’s 83-yard touchdown on Saturday. Saban said the fault lies elsewhere, and pointed his finger at two different position groups.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- The Crimson Tide practiced indoors Wednesday to stay out of the heat.
- Arkansas has a similar offensive approach to Georgia, and Saban discussed why that might make this week’s game plan easier to execute (AL.com‘s Matt Zenitz).
- Perhaps you remember ex-Tide player Kerry Goode’s September announcement that he has ALS? AL.com’s Matt Zenitz spoke to Goode and got an update on his condition.
- Alabama announced its annual “Tide Tipoff,” which will take place on Oct. 27 and feature rap group Rae Sremmurd (247Sports.com‘s Charlie Potter).
- Linebacker Reggie Ragland is a strong NFL prospect who received high-round grades from pundits earlier this year. Rivals.com‘s Mike Farrell recently listed Ragland as one of the country’s top linebacker prospects on Wednesday.
The best stories around the SEC
- Recruiting trending upward for Florida after 5-0 start
- Georgia recruit: “Alabama game was a fluke”
- LSU-South Carolina switches locations, sets game time
- Florida-Miami to resume rivalry in four years
- Tennessee dismisses wide receiver Pig Howard
— SEC Country (@seccountry) October 7, 2015