The Morning Briefing: September 28, 2018

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

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

• Women’s golf at Schooner Fall Classic, at Norman, Okla., 9:30 a.m. CT

• Cross Country at Nuttycombe Invitational, at Madison Wisc., women 12:20 p.m., men 1 p.m.

• Volleyball vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

• Women’s golf at Schooner Fall Classic, at Norman, Okla., Live Scoring

• Cross Country at Nuttycombe Invitational, at Madison Wisc., women 12:20 p.m., men 1 p.m., Live Results

• Volleyball vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m., Live Video, Live Stats

•  Football: Louisiana at Alabama, SEC Network, Saturday 11 a.m., Live Audio, Live Stats

Yesterday’s Crimson Tide results

Soccer: LSU 2, Alabama 0

Swimming: Ohio State swept the meet. The Buckeyes won 156-144, the 181-119. Alabama’s men won both relays and eight of 12 individual races.

Did you notice?

• During his weekly radio show, Nick Saban said Skyler Delong did rugby-style punts last week in an effort to help him build confidence. “He’s a freshman. He punts very well in practice. We get in the game, he gets nervous and he’s moving the wall around and drops the ball bad, inside, outside. So, that’s a matter of confidence, so we’re trying to find a style that fits him.

• Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll credited the return of former Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker from a hamstring injury with re-energizing the offense. “He loves to play. He loves practicing, he’s got one of those personalities that’s always upbeat, always looking to play tough, always wanting to push – the harder you push him, the more he likes it and he’s vocal about it. If you watch him, he’s responsive to plays when they happen and he’s going to be the first guy picking up Chris [Carson] in the end zone or whoever it was. It’s infectious and it’s refreshing and I love that he’s on our team.”

• The No. 6 Alabama men’s cross country team will find out how it stacks up against top competition on Friday. The Nuttycombe Invitational at Wisconsin features 18 top-30 men’s teams, including top-10 programs Northern Arizona (1), Portland (3), Iowa State (5), Colorado (7), Wisconsin (9) and Colorado State (10). The women’s field features 15 top-30 programs, New Mexico (1), Colorado (2), Boise State (5), North Carolina State (6), Wisconsin (7), Villanova (8) and Arkansas (9).

On this date in Crimson Tide history …

September 28, 2013: Coming off a lackluster win against Colorado State, and a week of soul searching, Alabama shut out No. 21 Ole Miss 25-0. T.J. Yeldon rushed for 121 yards and Kenyan Drake 99 as the Crimson Tide outgained the Rebels 434-205 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. "It'll be huge for the confidence of our players," Nick Saban said.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“I can’t wait for tomorrow. Why? Because I get better looking every day.” – Joe Namath

How to watch this week’s college football games

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

Friday, September 28 (all times CT)

Memphis at Tulane, 7 p.m., ESPN2

UCLA at Colorado, 8 p.m. FS1

Saturday, September 29

Louisiana at No. 1 Alabama, 11 a.m., SEC Network

Syracuse at No. 3 Clemson, ABC

No. 12 West Virginia at No. 25 Texas Tech, 11 a.m., ESPN2

Central Michigan at No. 21 Michigan State, 11 a.m., FS1

Arkansas at Texas A&M, 11 a.m., ESPN

Tennessee at No. 2 Georgia, 2:30 p.m., CBS

Baylor at No. 6 Oklahoma, 2:20 p.m., ABC

Pittsburgh at No. 13 UCF, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU

No. 18 Texas at Kansas State, 2:30 p.m. FS1

Coastal Carolina at Troy, 2:30 p.m., ESPN3

South Alabama at Appalachian State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN+

Southern Miss at No. 10 Auburn, 3 p.m., SEC Network

Tennessee State at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m., SEC Network

No. 14 Michigan at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., Fox

Florida at No. 23 Mississippi State, 5 p.m., ESPN

Virginia Tech at No. 22 Duke, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Charlotte at UAB, 6 p.m., ESPN3

No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State, 6:30 p.m., ABC

No. 7 Stanford at No.8 Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m., NBC

No. 20 BYU at No. 11 Washington, 6:30p.m., Fox

South Carolina at No. 17 Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Ole Miss at No. 5 LSU, 8 p.m., ESPN

No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California, 9:30 p.m., FS1