Today is …
National Pina Colada Day
The book tour for “Decade of Dominance: How Alabama's 10-year run was the greatest in college football history” continues with two signings in the Birmingham area today.
• Barnes & Noble, Birmingham, 12-3 p.m.; 201 Summit Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35243
• Barnes & Noble, Hoover 5-8 p.m.; 171 Main Street, Hoover, AL 35244
Books are also available online (using check, credit card, PayPal or Venmo, by emailing Tom Brew at email@example.com).
Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener
Did you notice?
• I’m going to go out on a limb and guess there’s about to be a new player topping this list:
• Alabama track and field head coach Dan Waters announced the addition of Mark’Quis Frazier to the Crimson Tide’s coaching staff. Frazier, a three-time USTFCCA and NJCAA National and Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, will work with Alabama’s sprint group.
• Alabama women's golfers Angelica Moresco, Carolina Caminoli and Mary Mac Trammell were named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars list.
• Basketball coach Nate Oats recently sat down with AL.com’s Lauren Sisler for a Q&A session, and talked about a number of topics from expectations to family life and adjusting to the south.
• Running back Josh Jacobs signed his rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders, four years for $11.9 million with the team having a fifth-year option.
• Early NFL draft evaluation on Tua Tagovailoa by SI.com:
• Early NFL draft evaluation on Dylan Moses and Xavier McKinney by NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah:
• The Crimson Tide’s Justin King, who is playing summer baseball with the Willmar Stingers, earned himself a spot on the Northwoods League All-Star Team. The outfielder leads his team in home runs (five) and RBI (21) while drawing 15 walks. He’s batting .277 (31-112) with seven doubles and 19 runs scored. Left-handed pitcher Garret Rukes was also named an All-Star.
• Right-handed pitcher Chase Lee, playing for Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken league, has seen his summer ERA drop to 1.26 (3 ER/21.1 IP), with 40 strike outs compared to just six walks. He leads the league with five saves.
• SI.com released the bottom half of its top 100 players for 2019, No. 51-100, which included three Crimson Tide players: No. 86 McKinney, No. 71 Najee Harris, and No. 61 Anfernee Jennings.
• Former Alabama softball player Demi Turner was named avolunteer assistant coach at Houston.
On this date in Crimson Tide history:
July 10, 1990: Running back Trent Richardson was born in Pensacola, Fla.
Crimson Tide quote of the day:
"I'm known as a recruiter. Well, you've got to have chicken to make chicken salad."— Paul W. “Bear” Bryant