Greatest Show on Earth Although the season has just begun, my nerves are already frayed. Inevitable injuries (Get well soon, Dylan Moses et al!) have struck the defense but freshmen are here to play. This roster is deep!
Taulia was shining bright in his debut to the enthusiastic support of his brother. Tua has taken steps in the off season to strengthen his game and appears able to go the distance (knock on wood.) Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle continue to make big plays. The defense was tough and ready.
"He has a non-stop motor, he uses his hands, he plays hard and he has the versatility to play with his hand down or standing up. It is scary to think what he can develop into at Alabama . . . Birmingham News
Here is the breakdown of what the depth chart might look like on defense . . . Bama Online
Rakestraw, rated a 3-star prospect according to national recruiting rankings, tweeted a photo Sunday night of Alabama coach Nick Saban visiting him in his home in suburban Dallas, and the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder told AL.com he plans to visit Tuscaloosa this weekend . . . Huntsville Times
Former Alabama player and staffer Freddie Roach is the name to keep an eye on for that defensive line job, according to sources . . . Birmingham News
Here is the breakdown of what the depth chart might look like on offense . . . Bama Online
The Iron Pod: Which Alabama returnee will make biggest impact in 2020? . . . Huntsville Times
They have not won an SEC game since March 2018, posting an 0-18 record last season . . . Birmingham News
Alabama attempted a season-high 39 three-pointers -- two shy of the school record set in 2004 against East Tennessee State -- and made 13 . . . Huntsville Times
"For us to still win by 14 when they set an SEC record [for free throwing shooting percentage], that speaks a lot to what else we were doing well because we did not do a good job of keeping them off of the free throw line," Oats said . . . Crimson White
Individually the Tide was led by Petty with 20 points on 6-12 shooting, including 4-10 from deep. The junior also grabbed six rebounds in 36 minutes of action . . . SB Nation
Five Alabama players scored in double figures with Petty leading the way with 20 points. Reese and Jaden Shackelford scored 17 points apiece . . . Bama Online
Alabama basketball overcame a perfect 31-for-31 free-throw performance by Missouri Saturday afternoon to win its second-consecutive game, 88-74 . . . Sports Illustrated
Yet Alabama won anyway, pulling away for an 88-74 victory that gave the surging Tide its eighth win over the last 11 games . . . Birmingham News
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