Crimson Tide Roll Call: July 9, 2019

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

Today is …

Book release day!

“Decade of Dominance: How Alabama's 10-year run was the greatest in college football history” hits stores and is available online (using check, credit card, PayPal or Venmo, email Tom Brew at tombrew@hilltop30.com).

Check out the story the Tuscaloosa News did on the book, and please come visit at the first events of the book-signing tour at The Supe inside the Ferguson Student Center(1-4 p.m.), and Barnes & Noble in Tuscaloosa (5-8 p.m.).

It’s also National Sugar Cookie Day.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

53 days

Did you notice?

•  According to multiple reports, the Clippers are bringing back free-agent forward JaMychal Green. He’s set to sign a two-year, $10 million contract, which was first reported by The Athletic. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 9.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from 3-point range in 65 regular season games last season.

• Dont’a Hall continues to turn heads at the NBA Summer League:

• Former Alabama basketball player Tevin Mack had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Clemson (which is representing the U.S. at the World University Games in Naples, Italy) during a 76-74 victory against Germany. He topped the points total just four times with the Crimson Tide last season and never had double-digits in rebounds.

• Sophomore softball pitcher Madison Preston, who made seven relief appearances and one start last season (0-0, 5.53 ERA), is transferring to Arizona State.

• We’ll leave you with this …

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

July 9, 1931: Jimmy Moore, one of the stars of the 1930 national championship team, died tragically at Ft. McClellan after being stricken with spinal meningitis. The 23-year-old Moore was a native of Anniston. More than 5,000 people attended his funeral, with teammates Charles Clement, Joe Sharpe, Earl Smith, Ben Smith, Albert Elmore, Dave Boykin and John Henry Suther serving as pallbearers.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"When we have a good team, I know it's because we have boys that come from good mommas and pappas."— Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

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