The Morning Briefing: December 6, 2018

Your daily dose of what's going on with the Crimson Tide, including full TV listings

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

No games scheduled

How to watch the Crimson Tide

Football, College Football Playoff: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, Orange Bowl, Dec. 29, 7 p.m. CT, ESPN

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

Women’s basketball: South Alabama 72, Alabama 67. In In her first game after missing five with an injury, junior Jordan Lewis had 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Did you notice?

Forbes pointed out that for making the College Football Playoff, Notre Dame will get a $6 million payout since the Fighting Irish don’t belong to a conference. Alabama will land $2.95 million and another $2.15 million if it makes the title game, plus a travel allowance (that it will likely exceed).

• According to the New York Post, if Landon Collins has played his final game in a Giants uniform, he left his teammates with a lasting impression. The safety, who was playing on an expiring contract, will undergo shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn labrum that will take 4-6 months of recovery. Collins suffered the injury in Sunday’s overtime win against the Bears but returned to the game and played through it. “It just showed me that he loves football,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said. “He wanted to be here, he was ready to play. … You always appreciate guys coming back, knowing that it’s their contract year. He just came out and played.” Collins has said he’d like to stay with the Giants, who could try to work out a long-term deal or use the franchise tag on him for next year.

• The Advocate had an interesting read this week about how LSU's approach to ACL repairs has had FB student-athletes back to practice in just 4.8 months on average, basically half the normal recovery time of traditional surgery methods. athletic training director Jack Marucciis leading the publication of a study to lend additional merit to how the injury is approached in Baton Rouge, one that others around the industry consider too risky. Only one of 39 FB student-athletes in the last 17 years have experienced a re-tear and its the use of the hamstring tendon to repair the injury that's the major difference. Moreover, Nick Saban is credited with contributing to the alternate thinking.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

December 6, 2014: Fifth-year senior Blake Sims was 23 of 27 for 262 yards and two touchdowns to be named MVP of the Southeastern Conference championship, Alabama pulled away with three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 42-13 rout of No. 16 Missouri at the Georgia Dome. The win secured the No. 1 Crimson Tide a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"You love to see a guy who's gone through what he's gone through, who's worked so hard and always persevered, then have success. It's a credit to his character and work ethic. … I've never seen a guy work so hard.” —Alabama coach Nick Saban on Blake Sims after the SEC Championship Game on this date in 2014.

How to watch this week’s college football games

Saturday, Dec. 8 (all times CT)

Army vs. Navy, 2 p.m., CBS

How to watch every college football bowl game

Saturday, Dec. 15

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

North Carolina A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 11 a.m., ABC

New Mexico Bowl (at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque)

Utah State (10-2) vs. North Texas (9-3), 1 p.m., ESPN

Auto Nation Cure Bowl (at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.)

Louisiana (7-6) vs. Tulane (6-6), 1:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (at Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas)

Arizona State (7-5) vs. Fresno State (11-2), 2:30 p.m., ABC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (at Cramton Bowl, Montgomery)

Georgia Southern (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-5), 4:30 p.m., ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (at Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans)

Appalachian State (10-2) vs. Middle Tennessee State (8-5), 8 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Cheribundi Tart Boca Raton Bowl (at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.)

UAB (10-3) vs. Northern Illinois (8-5), 6 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 19

DXL Frisco Bowl (at Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas)

Ohio (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 7 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 20

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.)

South Florida (7-5) vs. Marshall (8-4), 7 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 21

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas)

Florida International (8-4) vs Toledo (7-5), 11:30 a.m., ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho)

BYU (6-6) vs. Western Michigan (7-5), 3 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 22

Birmingham Bowl (at Legion Field, Birmingham)

Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m., ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas)

Army (9-2) vs. Houston (8-4), 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dollar General Bowl (at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile)

Troy (9-3) vs. Buffalo (10-3), 6 p.m., ESPN

SoFi Hawaii Bowl (at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu)

Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 26

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas)

Boise State (7-5) vs. Boston College (10-3), 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl (at Ford Field, Detroit)

Georgia Tech (7-5) vs. Minnesota (6-6), 4:14 p.m., ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl (at Chase Field, Phoenix)

California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), 8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 27

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl (at Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.)

Duke (7-5) vs. Temple (8-4), 12:30 p.m., ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.)

Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5), 4:15 p.m., ESPN

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (at NRG Stadium, Houston)

Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 28

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.)

Auburn (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Camping World Bowl (at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.)

Syracuse (9-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3), 4:15 p.m., ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl (at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas)

Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2), 8 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 29

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 11 a.m., ESPN

Belk Bowl (at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.)

Virginia (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 11 a.m., ABC

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl (at Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona)

Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5), 1:15 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)

Clemson (13-0) vs. Notre Dame (12-0), 3 p.m., ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl (at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.)

Alabama (13-0) vs. Oklahoma (12-1), 7 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Dec. 31

Military Bowl (at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland)

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (10-2), 11 a.m., ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl (at Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas)

Pittsburgh (7-6) vs. Stanford (8-4), 1 p.m., CBS

Redbox Bowl (at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.)

Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m., Fox

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (at Liberty Bowl Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.)

Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6), 3:45 p.m., ESPN

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.)

North Carolina State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 6:30 p.m., ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl (at SDCCU Stadium, San Diego)

Utah (9-4) vs. Northwestern (8-5), 7 p.m., Fox Sports 1cap

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl (at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.)

Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 11 a.m., ESPN2

VRBO Citrus Bowl (at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.)

Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3), noon, ABC

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.)

LSU (9-3) vs. Central Florida (12-0), noon, ESPN

Rose Bowl (at Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.)

Ohio State (12-1) vs. Washington (10-3), 4 p.m., ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl (at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)

Georgia (11-2) vs. Texas (9-4), 7:45 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 7

College Football Playoff National Championship Game (at Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, Calif.)

Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner, 7 p.m., ESPN


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