Crimson Tide Roll Call: July 1, 2019

On display at the Bryant Museum

Your morning briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics

Today is …

National Postal Worker Day

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

61 days

Did you notice?

• The ESPYS Auction has added the “Alabama Football Experience with coach Nick Saban,” which includes a chance to meet the coach, attend a regular-season game at Bryant-Denny Stadium as his special guest, attend the pre-game “Nick at Noon” luncheon, a private VIP tour of campus and attend Saban’s postgame press conference. The highest bid as of Sunday night was $1,200.

• Just a little reminder about what makes Tua Tagovailoa so dangerous:

• This is very telling about Amari Cooper:

• We’ll leave you with this …

… and this:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

July 1, 1964: Rumors are reported in newspapers throughout the state that Paul W. “Bear” Bryant is retiring as head coach and being replaced by his assistant head coach Gene Stallings. When asked to comment on the rumor, Bryant just smiled.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"All I know is that we went out there in two buses and we came back in one." — Former Texas A&M player and Alabama head coach Gene Stallings, upon being asked if Coach Bryant's first practices at Texas A&M were as tough as reported.

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