Occasionally for the big games, we do a little thing around here called ICYMI — #thesekids’ lingo for “in case you missed it.”
This is the first major game for the Crimson Tide in 2018, and there was a lot of ground to cover. So, if you don’t want to slog through an 11:00 B1G-MAC Pam Ward special, or if that JP game just gets to be too much, check out what you may have missed:
Tua for Heisman? He may actually get to play in the 4th quarter this week. Let the stat-padding for Tua Tagovailoa begin!
Kellen Mond, the cool customer.
Nick Saban’s Monday Presser, and the emergence of Trevon Diggs. Who knew linebackers would be the defensive “weakness” after three weeks?
Saban’s Wednesday presser. Irv Smith adds an entirely different dimension to the offense.
Don’t overlook Jalen Hurts’ improvement as a passer in 2018. Dan Enos is earning his pay, y’all.
Opponent previews and analysis:
A look at the Aggies’ offense: What does Jimbo do differently?
Now, a look at the A&M defense: Was throwing all the money at Elko worth it to an A&M defense that has been victimized repeatedly?
Alabama - A&M Q&A’s and Preview from the Aggies’ POV
A&M - Alabama Q&A’s and Preview from the Tide POV.
Matt Scalici joins the Good Bull Hunting podcast.
Tailgating and Eternal Optimism — warranted or otherwise;:
As always, OWB spins a yarn and we Hope for the Best.
And the Aggies’ have their own version, BUT IN ALL CAPS
And, a more earnest version from GBH’s front man, Rush Roberts.
Even with the hurricanes and tropical storms, it’s a great time for oysters on the half-shell in the Gulf (remember, only buy in months ending with ‘r’, and September counts.)
If seafood is not your jam, GBH is serving up margaritas and chili con queso.
Our Picks against the points (we’re already at 2-0 on the week.)
On a lighter note
The Seven Stages of Acceptance when facing Alabama.
NSFW: Meltdown Week Three
Meltdown Special Edition: Arkansas
Random 10: What’s on your playlist?
Everything we think we know around the country, in 3000 words or less: Random Thoughts.