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Jumbo Package: Where will Collin Sexton land in Thursday’s NBA Draft?

Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes.

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Happy Tuesday, everyone. It’s another slow news day, which in the offseason is as welcome as it is boring, but here are your latest nuggets.

The Magic have the highest draft choice of the quartet, and during his time at Amway Center, Sexton had his final opportunity to persuade an NBA team to pick him later this week.

“It went pretty good,” Sexton said, per The Orlando Sentinel. “I felt like I was out there doing my thing. I was in a whole lot of shape, and that was the biggest thing: to keep pushing when tired. So, everything that led up to my workouts, my running and getting extra shots up, helped today.”

Collin has now worked out for four teams, all holding picks in the top 11. He shouldn’t have to wait long to hear his name called. Your football links:

Overall, Alabama has an ongoing winning streak against every SEC opponent except for South Carolina, which it hasn’t played since 2010, and Auburn. One has to think that the Crimson Tide will have a little extra motivation for the rematch in November, with the game this year to be played at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Regardless, while attrition is pretty normal in the coaching profession, Saban’s been at Alabama almost twice as long as any other coach in the league, which considering he’s entering his 12th season is nothing short of stunning. Factor in that between 1996-2010 that four other SEC schools combined to win seven national titles, and it’s absolutely staggering.

Although Allen is arguably the biggest departure as far as name recognition goes, Arkansas saw two players drafted in late April -- center Frank Ragnow and running back David Williams. Both were leaders, especially Ragnow, and Williams was the team’s leading rusher in 2017. But the Hogs’ leading receiver, tackler and sacker are all back for Morris’ first season at the helms.

Michigan led the nation in average home attendance by drawing 669,534 fans for an average of 111,589 per game.

Ohio State led the nation in total attendance as 1,254,160 fans watched the Buckeyes play 14 games.

Georgia, the only team that played 15 games, ranked second in overall average attendance by drawing 1,246,201 fans. Alabama was third in total attendance.

Yes, Saban is pretty good. Arkansas is not, and Coach Khaki pants can boast that he plays in the largest stadium to distract from the fact that he still hasn’t finished better than third in his division.

Kiyaunta Goodwin, a 6-foot-7, 370-pound eighth grader out of Louisville, Kentucky received an Alabama offer over the weekend, the offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2022 announced on Twitter.

Goodwin wears size 18 shoes, hovers over every classmate and now goes to school Monday with a story to tell his friends involving Saban and the Crimson Tide.

Um, 370 pounds in the eighth grade? I don’t mean to be skeptical, but I can’t imagine that he will be athletic enough to play if he grows any more.

As mentioned last week, Julio Jones has been working out hard with Terrell Owens, something that reportedly has the Falcons a bit concerned. No one can question Terrell’s work ethic, though.

He may be obnoxious, but the man is a freak of nature athletically.

Last, Mark Ingram is a good dude.

“Mark Ingram turned his personal childhood experience into a motivating factor,” said VOA National President and CEO Mike Young, “and now gives back to children who are in the same situation, including those in Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Mentoring Children of Promise Program. We are very proud and excited to present the 2018 Booth Award to Mark in honor of his working helping children in the New Orleans community build a solid foundation for the future.”

Kudos to Mark for getting involved in his community to help at risk kids. As every single announcer of every single college game he played in reminded us, his childhood was greatly impacted when his NFL father went to prison.

That’s about it for today. Now get some work done.

Roll Tide.