Week Three – Ole Miss Last week the Tide won and everybody acted like Rosie the Robot when her boyfriend left. If you don’t remember the Jetsons, well you have no context for this. Suffice it to say, Rosie moped and made pathetic moaning sounds.
The timing is curious since the top-ranked Tide are just four games into the season and Hurts – also a freshman – conceivably could struggle enough to create an opportunity for the backup . . . Fox Sports
Ever since the news of Tim Williams' arrest on a gun charge broke yesterday, the million-dollar question has been whether or not Alabama head coach Nick Saban will suspend his preseason All-America linebacker . . . Birmingham News
The Crimson Tide look like the team to beat for Nashville (Tenn.) East Magnet School Top247 linebacker Jacob Phillips coming into the visit. The four-star Phillips is also high on Oregon, Oklahoma and Notre Dame among others . . . 247Sports
"One of the biggest things you look for in evaluating a quarterback is his competitive nature, and the great quarterbacks are all extremely competitive," Gabriel told Sabin . . . Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With the Crimson Tide aiming to win its second consecutive national title and Barnett having played in three of the four games, Gabriel acknowledges that the optics of the quarterback's sudden abdication of his backup role to seek other opportunities look bad . . . Mobile Press-Register
We love that for a second straight year the homecoming opponent is an SEC team. Don't underestimate the Wildcats . . . Huntsville Times
JaCoby Stevens, a 5-star safety from Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), confirmed to SEC Country that coaches from the Tide reached out to him shortly after the news broke that Miles had been fired . . . Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Florida Gator volleyball team finished their SEC opening weekend with a clean sweep against Alabama 3-0 . . . ESPN
The Crimson Tide quarterback planned a nightcap Saturday in nearby Montgomery, Ala., where his brother, Averion, is a senior quarterback for Texas Southern, which faced Alabama State . . . Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alabama coach Nick Saban might have a bit of a reputation as a curmudgeon, but he showed off his big heart with a birthday gift to a player's mother who is battling breast cancer . . . NCAA
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