The Morning Briefing: December 7, 2018

Alabama tight end Hale Hentges was selected as the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this week.Courtesy of Alabam Athletics

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

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

Swimming and diving; Auburn at Alabama, 2:30 p.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Swimming and diving; Auburn at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., Live Results

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

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

No games scheduled

Did you notice?

•  Derrick Henry’s 99-yard touchdown against the Jaguars tied the NFL record for longest rushing play in NFL history. It matched Tony Dorsett's run in Jan. 3, 1983, for Dallas against Minnesota.

• Henry called has four-touchdown game the best in his life. He set a franchise record with 238 yards on 16 carries, topping the previous mark of 228 yards set by Chris Johnson in 2009 against the Jaguars. "He just ran out of guys to stiff-arm," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.

• Alabama senior midfielder Emma Welch earned third-team Academic All-American honors in women’s soccer from CoSIDA. She’s the Crimson Tide’s first multiple winner since Kim Zarzour in 2001-02.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

December 7, 1937: Alabama head coach Frank Thomas was the guest speaker at the annual Jacobs Trophy Award Dinner in Clinton, S.C. One of Thomas' star players, Leroy Monsky, accepted the SEC Jacobs Award as the best blocker in the conference. It was only the third time the award was handed out, but he was the second winner from Alabama, the first being quarterback Riley Smith in 1935.

Crimson Tide quote of the day: 

“They’re much better than we were. I’ve never seen a coach be able to assemble the kind of talent that Saban has. Coach (‘Bear’) Bryant never had … he might have had one or two good players a year, that was about it, and everyone else was an okay college player. He didn’t put a whole lot of guys into the pros. But Saban sure has some talent. There’s probably six or seven guys on this year’s team alone who can go into the pros. Last year, he put in what, eight or so? It’s just unbelievable the kind of talent he has on that team. I’ve never seen anybody get those kinds of players.” – Pro Football Hall of Fame guard John Hannah in 2012.

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