The Morning Briefing: November 4, 2018

Alabama's cheerleaders ended up having a lot of fun at Death Valley on Saturday night. Christopher Walsh/BamaCentral

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Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Men’s tennis: Country Club of Birmingham Collegiate Invitational, all day

• Rowing: Head of the Hooch, at Chattanooga, Tenn., all day

• Volleyball: LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. CT

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Volleyball: LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. CT, SEC Network +, Live Stats

• Football: Mississippi State at Alabama, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., CBS, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s tennis: Edson Ortiz and Zhe Zhou advanced to the finals of their respective singles draws in the CCB Collegiate Invitational.

• Rowing: Alabama opened its first day of racing at the Head of the Hooch Saturday with five top-10 finishes across three events. The Tide took home silver in the Women’s Championship 8+ and bronze in the Women’s Championship 4+.

• Football: Alabama 29, LSU 0

Did you notice?

• Former Alabama quarterback Freddie Kitchens, the new offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, called the development of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield the "utmost importance" for the second half of the season. "We want all of our players to see growth, from everything to the line to the receivers to the backs and of course the quarterback. The quarterback's learning curve and the pictures in his head has to increase."

• According to Pro Football Focus’ Ryan Smith, the last time Miami Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrickallowed a touchdown was September 2, 2017 against FSU, on a 3-yard fade route. Fitzpatrick has played almost 600 coverage snaps since then between Alabama and Miami. Fitzpatrick, informed that he’s best in the league in passer rating against, said: “I did pretty well. Chicago was my worst game. There’s always room for improvement.”

• Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry vented some frustration this week to The Tennessean. Averaging 3.3 yards per carry, he was asked if he was running with as much physicality as he’d like: “I haven’t been. I stood in front of y’all and said I want to be elite but I haven’t really shown that. So I want to get on track to that but it starts this week here and it starts with me doing and not a lot of saying. I’ve got to start doing.”

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

November 4, 1922: In a milestone win for Southern football, Alabama traveled to Philadelphia and jolted the sports world with a 9-7 win over Pennsylvania. Xen C. Scott's Crimson Tide used a second quarter field goal by Bull Wesley and a fourth quarter fumble recovery in the end zone to pull off the upset of the Quakers. Tide back Pooley Hubert fumbled into the Penn end zone only to have teammate Shorty Propst recover for the game winner. – Bryant Museum.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Every week when we play a different team they’re going to say ‘This is going to be the first test for Alabama.’ And then we go out and we play well, we execute well and we end up winning the games. And then after the game, they’re like, ‘Oh they still haven’t played somebody.'” – running back Damien Harris last week.

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