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Jumbo Package: Mexico soccer fans want Bama, Falcons appreciate “freakish,” “high effort” Ridley

Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes.

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Happy Monday, everyone. The funniest Bama news of the weekend involved fans of Mexico’s world cup soccer team, who declared “Queremos Bama” after upsetting heavily favored Germany. We have officially gone global, folks.

Just in case any of you are thinking of quitting your jobs this week, Coach Cochran has a word for you.

You hear that, people?

Alabama’s freshmen got a little taste of the no fun Bama program with a paintball trip.

The team has really stepped up the social media recruiting game.

Atlanta seems pretty excited about Calvin Ridley.

“What I’ve seen is excellent transition in and out of breaks,” Ryan saidin assessing Riley’s offseason work. “It’s as good as anybody I’ve been around. He’s got very good hands. He’s smart. We put a lot on these guys early in OTAs as far as knowing different positions, knowing where to line up, different route combinations, adjustments that we have versus certain coverages. He’s picked up all that stuff really well. You can tell he’s been well-coached prior to coming into the NFL.”

Attaboy, Coach Locks. Meanwhile, the team seems positive on the Julio Jones situation.

“The good news is that there are conversations that have begun,” Quinn said on Thursday after the team’s final practice until training camp on July 27. “We’ll keep those private. I have a lot of faith in the organization and also in Julio that things will get resolved with good communications. I’m sure that’ll be a part of it as well. ...

Personally, I see a zero percent chance that Julio actually sits out a game. We will keep an eye on it, though.

As we mentioned here, Tua Tagovailoa visited Hawaii in May for the first time since coming to Alabama, and there was quite a celebration for him. posted the first video of a four part series covering the trip, and it’s a good one.

The Murray State Racers will apparently be playing Alabama in basketball next season.

According to Neal Bradley, who handles play-by-play for Murray State men’s basketball, the Racers will travel to Coleman Coliseum for an out-of-conference game this season. A time and date for the matchup between the Crimson Tide and Racers has not been set.

Last, this is just ugly.

Seriously, good luck to Brandon, but that orange has to go.

That’s about it for today. Have a great week.

Roll Tide.