The Morning Briefing: September 9, 2018

The 60-year reunion of the 1958 Crimson Tide, Paul W. "Bear" Bryant's first team as Alabama's head coach. Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

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Todays Crimson Tide schedule

Mens golf: Carpet Capital Collegiate at Dalton, Ga.

Soccer: Troy at Alabama, 1 p.m., CT.

How to watch the Crimson Tide

Soccer: Troy at Alabama, 1 p.m. CT, SECN+, Live Video, Live Stats

Football: Alabama at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. CT, Saturday, ESPN.

Yesterdays Crimson Tide results

Football: Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7

Volleyball: Alabama def. Northern Illinois 25-18, 25-22 and 25-12. Crimson Tide is off to first 9-0 start in program history.

Mens golf: Alabama set a tournament record with 18-under par 270 during second round of Carpet Capital Collegiate. After the second round the Crimson Tide was in third, two strokes behind co-leaders Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

Did you notice?

Nick Saban was asked about NFL player protests during his radio show on Thursday. Part of his response was: "First of all, Im just a football coach. I dont have all the answers to all the problems that we have in society. The one thing thats a little disappointing to me is something that has always been really unifying, something that created spirit in our country and was very unifying is no longer that way. Thats a little bothersome to me. I dont think that what these people are doing is in any way, shape or form meant to disrespect a veteran or somebody like yourself who has worked so hard, fought so hard and sacrificed so much for all of us to have the quality of life that we want to have. But one of the things that you also fought for and made sacrifice for was that we could all have the freedom to have a choice in terms of what we believe, what we do and what we said."

Basketball coach Avery Johnson was a guest speaker with the New Orleans Saints this past week.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, O.J.'s Frozen Treats in Autaugaville, Ala., is run by the parents of O.J. Howard, Kareem and Lamesa. The companys two trucks work the town roads 15 miles southeast of Montgomery. "I just know it gets so hot in Alabama, there were a lot of days I wanted ice cream,'' Howard said. "They love doing it. They get a chance to interact with kids. Sometimes they work the truck together, sometimes if there's a big event, they may split up into two trucks.

On these dates in Crimson Tide history

Sept. 9, 1934: Although head coach Frank Thomas was down to 175 pounds after being around 200 the previous season, the average weight of the team is 196 pounds, making it the biggest Crimson Tide squad to date. The reigning SEC champions were led by captains Bill Lee and halfback Dixie Howell, although Joe Riley was beginning to challenge Howell for his starting job during training camp. Bryant Museum

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

I grew up sneaking into Legion Field to see Alabama play. I vividly remember Joe Namaths first varsity game. I remember Kenny Stabler running down the sideline in the rain and mud against Auburn. I remember Lee Roy Jordan chasing down a running back and intimidating without even hitting. I really appreciate the people who have contributed to this legacy and the tradition that has been passed down. And the people who have continued it -- the goal-line stand and Van Tiffins kick and all those memories of people who have carried on the tradition of Alabama football. I really feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of the tradition of Alabama football. Johnny Musso

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