CB just posted a story on the guest list for Saturday’s championship parade. Go read that: It’s a huge weekend for Alabama football recruiting.
For those more interested in the actual event itself, the school released details yesterday. Casagrande has the full details here, including giveaways and promos, broadcast information, and parade route:
Alabama released more details about the national championship celebration set for Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.
The brief parade will begin at Denny Chimes on University Boulevard and progress toward Bryant-Denny Stadium and the Walk of Champions. The procession begins at 2 p.m. CT featuring Nick Saban, wife Terry Saban, the marching band and cheerleaders.
Every year you can practically pencil Alabama softball in among the Top 10. With the season about two weeks away, the preseason rankings are out with the Crimson Tide perched at No. 5.
D’awwwwwww. Here’s a sweet story on big Bradley Bozeman, the lovably nasty roly-poly that bounced all over the Alabama line before becoming a star at center.
“Since I was a little kid I had the dream of going to Alabama,” said Bozeman, who attended Handley High School in Roanoke, Ala. “I told my dad, I told everyone that I was going to play at Alabama. And everybody was like ‘This little fat, short dumpy kid. …’”
“I’ve wanted it my whole life and I’m so glad that I made the decision to go there. To have the opportunities that I’ve had has been unreal.”
He’s got a lot of nice things to say about the adversity this team faced and praises the maturity of both quarterbacks. Good feature-writing.
Interesting stats: Did you know that 2017 was the first year in which Alabama has won the natty but lost to Auburn? BWAHAHAHA. That makes their Iron Bowl and Georgia victories especially hilarious and painfully pyrrhic.
More interesting tidbits above.
Ready for 2018? TSN takes a look at the games of the year in conference play, Heisman hopefuls, and makes a not-so-bold prediction about the SEC Championship Game:
Alabama-Georgia II will decide the SEC championship, and the SEC championship will serve as a play-in to the Playoff. Auburn has to replace too much talent, and doesn’t have the depth to replace it all. That, coupled with the fact the Tigers play at Alabama and Georgia, makes the Tide and Bulldogs favorites in their respective divisions.
By now you’ve read Brent’s scornful recap of Alabama’s big win over No. 17 Auburn last night (HINT), a victory which halted the Barn’s 14-game winning streak. AL.com has video highlights you should definitely check out if you missed the game.
The new CFP Selection Committee has been empaneled. Among them is Ronnie Lott, former MSU/present UF AD Scott Stricklin, coach Ken Hatfield, and more. The PAC 12 won’t be able to gripe: the West is heavily represented. And administrators and journalists outnumber the rest of the panel 5-2. Let’s see if they continue to get it right, shall we?
Alabama’s stud freshman PG Collin Sexton did not play in last night’s win, perhaps the biggest of Coach Johnson’s Alabama tenure. But, we have no idea of when he will return: Sexton is listed as day-to-day with an abdominal injury.
I’m not sure if you saw this yesterday, but Wazzu senior QB and presumptive starter Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his dorm, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
My little brother killed himself a few years ago: I can personally vouch for both the difficulties that lead one to believe that there are no options, that there is no one to talk to, that no one will listen — as well as the damage that is left behind to our loved ones.
If you need to talk, 24/7/365, the fine folks at the National Suicide Prevention hotline are there: 1-800-273-8255. All day, every day, confidential.