9 things every Alabama fan needs to know today
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.