The Morning Briefing: August 3, 2018

Paul W. "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath when he was a player for the Crimson Tide. Courtesy of the Bryant Museum

Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide

Today’s games/events

The football team will hold its first fall practice.

Nick Saban will address reporters at approximately 5 p.m. will have full coverage of both practice and the press conference.

Countdown to season opener

Alabama vs. Louisville in Orlando, Sept. 1: 29 days

Yesterday’s results


Did you notice?

• Those attending Fan Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday might want to keep in mind that it’s also graduation day for the summer session. Approximately 1,450 students will be crossing the stage and receiving their degrees.

• Ray Lewis told ESPN that former Alabama player C.J. Mosley is best middle linebacker in football: “I would love for you to show me a better middle linebacker in the game than C.J. Mosley. That's from a pure football instinct level of being a general and always ending up in the right place. Can he get better? Absolutely. Overall, that is what a linebacker looks like, plays like and thinks like. C.J. Mosley, that’s a football player."

Due to the return of tickets from visiting team allotments, Alabama will offer a limited number of new football ticket packages, which will go on sale today at 8 a.m. CT. The two-game pack, starting at $155, includes a ticket to matchups with both Texas A&M and Louisiana. The three-game pack, priced at $200, includes a ticket to games against Missouri, Mississippi State and your choice of Arkansas State or The Citadel. For more information call the Alabama ticket office at 205-348-BAMA.

On this date …

August 3, 1985: Choking with emotion as he talked about his college mentor Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, Joe Namath received a standing ovation in Canton, Ohio, during his induction ceremonies into the NFL Hall of Fame. Among the other inductees were former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. – Bryant Museum

Quote of the day:

“If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath