Good morning, Alabama fans! It’s that time of year when football and basketball are really starting to overlap, and that’s keeping Tuscaloosa, Ala., busy. Don’t miss a beat, because we have all of your news right in one place.
Here are six things to know:
- Chris Black’s season is over. The wide receiver decided earlier in the week that he’ll have surgery to repair his ankle, which has been bothering him all season. That surgery will be season-ending.
- Typically asked about his thoughts on upcoming games, Nick Saban was asked about a walk-on who always puts him in a good mood on Wednesday’s SEC teleconference.
- With everything that has gone on at Missouri, Saban was also asked about his thoughts on that. He reflected on his time at Kent State, along with current Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, and what went on when they were in school.
- Arkansas took care of Ole Miss and almost definitely the Rebels’ shot at winning the SEC West, too. Does Alabama owe the Razorbacks a ‘thank you?’
- A four-star recruit shook Saban’s hand and now is joking he doesn’t want to wash his own.
- In basketball news, the Crimson Tide officially signed two four-star recruits Wednesday.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- In February, a group of Alabama football players sang to some veterans. ESPN threw it back to that day on Veteran’s Day.
- Mississippi State has a tall task in trying to contain Derrick Henry this weekend. AL.com’s Michael Casagrande dove into what the Bulldogs’ game plan is for the star running back.
- From AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, freshman quarterback Blake Barnett is emulating one of the best in the SEC this week to help prepare his team: Dak Prescott.
- Also from Zenitz, a Wednesday practice report in preparation for the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The best stories around the SEC
- The racial divide at Missouri has affected recruiting. A 3-star recruit has taken the Tigers out of his top 5.
- It was Les Miles’ birthday on Tuesday, so a fan got creative.
- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has turned heads all season, including one NFC scout’s.
- This season might not pan out like Ole Miss had hoped, but coach Hugh Freeze is expected to have two integral upcoming seniors back next year.
- With all the coaching changes this season, recruits are being thrown for a loop.