What’s up Alabama fans? Today’s news is quite eclectic. We’ve got recruits, tattoos and awards all on tap. Let’s get to it.
Here are nine things to know:
- Meet B.J. Emmons, a 4-star running back recruit who used football as his escape after his father died eight years ago. He’ll join the Crimson Tide in the fall.
- One Alabama commit sees a little bit of former Crimson Tide star Amari Cooper in himself.
- Alabama’s athletic director indicated Wednesday teased athletes with “tattoos and rims.”
- Lamical Perine is committed to Florida, but Alabama wants him.
- Shocker: ‘Bama running back Derrick Henry was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
- Senior linebacker Reggie Ragland got the same honor on defense.
- Back to tattoos: When the SEC tweeted that Henry won, it made a controversial decision to edit out his tattoos in the picture.
- Alabama is getting some recruiting help from one of its own commits.
- An Ole Miss receiver commit will also visit Alabama and Auburn.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- Freshman wide receiver Calvin Ridley has stepped up in a major way all season long and it’s not going unnoticed, the AP’s John Zenor wrote.
- This may come as a surprise, but LSU and Auburn actually spent more money on their assistants this season than Alabama did, AL.com’s John Talty wrote.
- AL.com’s Michael Casagrande broke down what exactly it is that makes Henry such a powerful force.
- How is Kirby Smart gonna recruit against Nick Saban? Find out here, from Talty.
- From earlier in the week, a story on what recruits think of Alabama’s success this season, from the Tuscaloosa News’ Andrew Bone.
The best stories around the SEC
- LSU’s Leonard Fournette wasn’t a Heisman finalist. See what he said about that.
- Fournette said that LSU players took it hard when the rumors swirled about Les Miles’ job security.
- More on LSU: Check out the behind the scenes emails that were sent during the Miles saga.
- According to USA Today, SEC assistant coaches are some of the highest paid assistant coaches in the country.
- The NCAA president made it clear that he is against the one-and-done rule.