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Jumbo Package: 2020-21 Alabama athletics are 7-0 vs. Auburn in NCAA varsity sports

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NCAA Football: Auburn at Alabama The Montgomery Advertiser-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Thursday, everyone. We open with this fine little nugget form the 2020-21 academic year.

The Tide is actually unbeaten against Auburn in seven head-to-head matchups in NCAA-sanctioned sports including gymnastics and women’s soccer.

... and all is right with the world. Extra shiny, Auburn.

You missed a spot.

NFL Network host Andrew Siciliano was all ears after asking Jaylen Waddle the same stupid question asked of DeVonta Smith.

Waddle wasn’t third team for long, obviously. For whatever reason, his comment took me back to the 2018 spring game, when Tua Tagovailoa was out and it was Jalen Hurts running the first team vs. a Mac Jones led second team. Saban was infamously caught on a hot mic lamenting how “the third team QB” was able to move the ball down the field through the air while Jalen was struggling to do so. Being that Mac just put up the best passer rating in college football history, that no longer sounds like an insult.

Several newbies will get thrown into the fire this season.

Just looking at positions with openings in the lineup, offensive line, receiver and cornerback are all areas where a newcomer could make an immediate impact. Alabama signed the nation’s top two tackles in JC Latham and Tommy Brockermeyer who could be in the mix early on in spring drills. Three of the Tide’s four receiver signees are in town and could push their new teammates for playing time. And on defense, cornerback Ga’Quincy McKinstry will have to compete but has an opportunity opposite Jobe. Will they or their classmates turn heads?

Which freshman do you most want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Last, JK Scott seems to be on tenuous footing with the Packers.

“I call our room where we are the Truth Room, so we’re going to tell the truth,” Drayton said. “Some things I cannot say here, but they both know they have to be more consistent in the things that we need them to do to be successful. They have a prescription that we’ve written for them to work on. They also have their own personal what I call kick doctors or specialist doctors that they’re working with who I’ve fostered a relationship with. They’re getting better, and they will be better.

“And they understand their backs are against the wall.”

Hopefully he responds. I wouldn’t bet against him.

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.