The Morning Briefing: July 16, 2018

The College Football Playoff logo at the National Championship Game in Atlanta. Photo by Christopher Walsh/Bama Central.

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

Today’s games/events

Football: SEC Media Days in Atlanta (SEC Network)

Alabama’s turn will be Wednesday.

Today’s schedule

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher (10:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.)

Players: DL Kingsley Keke, OL Erik McCoy, RB Trayveon Williams

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops (1 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.)

Players: LB Josh Allen, TE C.J. Conrad, RB Benny Snell Jr.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron (1 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.)

Players: TE Foster Moreau, DE Rashard Lawrence, LB Devin White

Countdown to season opener

Alabama vs. Louisville in Orlando, Sept. 1: 47 days

Yesterday’s results

None

On this date …

July 16, 2013: Commissioner Mike Slive kicked off SEC Media Days with his annual “brag bag” of accomplishments that are highlighted the Crimson Tide: “The SEC won its seventh straight BCS national championship, finished the regular season with six teams ranked in the top 10, the first conference to accomplish such a feat in the history of college football, set a record with 63 NFL Draft picks, more than double that of any other conference, and an SEC football player was awarded the Heisman Trophy for the fourth time in the last six years. 

“In addition to winning the national championship in football, we captured titles in men's indoor track and field, gymnastics, women's swimming and diving, equestrian, men's golf, men's outdoor track and field, bringing the total number of national championships won by the SEC to 86 since the year 2000. 

At the same time many of our football student‑athletes excelled academically. Alabama’s Barrett Jones was awarded the national football foundations William V. Campbell Trophy, better known to you as the Academic Heisman. 

“Three of the last four academic All‑Americans of the last year came from the SEC, namely Barrett Jones in 2012, Alabama's Greg McElroy in 2010, and Florida's Tim Tebow in 2009.” 

Quote of the day

“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” – Paul W. “Bear” Bryant

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