The Morning Briefing: October 11, 2018

Alabama and Missouri met for the first time in the 1968 Gator Bowl.Image courtesy of Jimmy Bank

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: Missouri at Alabama , 6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN, Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

• Men’s tennis:Juniors Zhe Zhou and Alexey Nesterov were both eliminated at the USTA $25k Futures tournament in Houston, Texas. Zhou lost to No. 2 seed Jared Miltzik (No. 440 ATP), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Nesterov had a rematch against the No. 1 seed in the qualifier final, Andrew Watson, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-0.

• Volleyball: Alabama def. Alabama State 25-14, 26-24, 25-9. Junior Ginger Perinar led the offense with 12 kills and a .381 hitting percentage. 

Did you notice?

• More than 30 scouts representing 24 of the 30 NBA teams were on hand for Alabama’s second annual Pro Day in the Coleman Coliseum practice gym. The event was closed to media. “It was an amazing event,” Alabama coach Avery Johnson said in a release. “This is significantly important, because players on our team who aspire to have a professional career in basketball have the chance to show case their talents. Since this is our second annual pro day, our returners have the chance to show how they have improved with their bodies, the mental part of the game, and their stamina. It is a great way to showcase our student-athletes and help them get some great exposure in front of some NBA scouts that were on hand today. We prepared ourselves by trying to play our game and not over doing it. Do what you do and do it to the best of your abilities.”

• Alabama track announced the hiring of Ryan Hays as pole vault and multi-events coach. The Kansas graduate joins the Crimson Tide staff from Missouri-Kansas City.

•After missing the first four game with a nagging Achilles injury, former Alabama safety Mark Barron made his season debut for the Rams against the Seahawks on Sunday and ended up leading his team in tackles with nine. “Personally, I still don’t feel like I’m back to my game speed,” Barron told reporters afterward. “I feel like I played well, considering that I ain’t played ball – you know, full-speed ball – in eight months. Like, I haven’t ran full speed in eight months, so I feel I played well considering that. But I didn’t feel like I was back to my top speed.”

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

October 11, 1975: Living members of the 1925 Crimson Tide team that competed in the Rose Bowl returned to Tuscaloosa to watch Paul Bryant's squad stun Washington 52-0. Including punt returns, Alabama tallied 616 yards and quarterback Richard Todd watched virtually most of the game from the sideline after the Crimson Tide jumped out to a 24-0 first-quarter lead. In addition to coach Wallace Wade, and assistant Russell Cohen, those on hand included Wu Winslett, Bill Buckler, Herschel Caldwell, Pete Camp, Roy Dismukes, Grant Gillis, Pooley Hubert, Leslie Payne and Fred Pickhard. Five members of Washington's '25 squad also attended the game. – Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“Tradition is a rich asset for any team. Tradition and success are traveling companions.” – Wallace Wade

How to watch this week’s college football games

Includes games with ranked teams, SEC teams, local teams or prominent broadcasts:

Thursday, October 11

Georgia Southern at Texas State, ESPNU

Texas Tech at TCU, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 12

No. 23 South Florida at Tulsa, 6 p.m., ESPN

Arizona at Utah, 9 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, October 13

Minnesota at No. 3 Ohio State, 11 a.m., FS1

No. 14 Florida at Vanderbilt, 11 a.m., ESPN

Tennessee at No. 21 Auburn, 11 a.m., SEC Network

UAB at Rice, noon, ESPN+

Troy at Liberty, 1 p.m., ESPN3

Pittsburgh at No. 5 Notre Dame, 1:30 p.m., NBC

No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU, 2:30 p.m., CBS

No. 7 Washington at No. 17 Oregon, ABC/ESPN2

Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State, Big Ten Network

Baylor at No. 9 Texas, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

No. 10 UCF at Memphis, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN2

No. 22 Texas A&M at South Carolina, 2:30 p.m., SEC Network

Alabama State at South Alabama, 4 p.m., ESPN3

Missouri at No. 1 Alabama, 6 p.m., ESPN

No. 6 West Virginia at Iowa State, 6 p.m., FS1

No. 16 Miami at Virginia, 6 p.m., ESPN

No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Ole Miss at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

No. 19 Colorado at USC, 9:30 p.m., FS1