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ICYMI: Best of A&M - Alabama game week coverage from Roll ‘Bama Roll and Good Bull Hunting

From practice notes to podcasts, point spread picks to potty mouthed humor. Here’s what you missed.

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“You know I’m about to beat your brains in, right?”

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Practice Notes

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?

First glance...

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.

While we hosted Marq Burnett

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“Remember that time you crippled my quarterback and chased me out of Tallahassee?”

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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.


National Picks against the points

Our Picks against the points (we’re already at 2-0 on the week.)

On a lighter note

Respecting the Tide

The Seven Stages of Acceptance when facing Alabama.

NSFW: Meltdown Week Three

Meltdown Special Edition: Arkansas

Sifting through the verbal wreckage that is Announcer-Speak.

Random 10: What’s on your playlist?

Everything we think we know around the country, in 3000 words or less: Random Thoughts.