Morning Kickoff: Crimson Tide News 10/6


Tough to read the news after a rough weekend. Alabama may have hit a road block but the path to another title is not totally gone yet. Here’s the latest news and notes on the Tide.

Playoff picture: week 6

"The playoff’s selection committee loves conference champs, and every top-10 team that lost Saturday — particularly Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon — can still win its respective conference. The margin for error is gone, no doubt, but playoff hopes are not. The more perplexing scenario is which of the Power 5 conferences with a one-loss league champ would be left out, and where Notre Dame fits into the picture. The Irish got a statement win over Stanford but still have to play Florida State."

Alabama is not out of it yet but don’t let the rest of the country know. It’s a tough schedule but with Alabama’s biggest games remaining at Bryant-Denny, the Tide could still roll into the playoffs.

Alabama RB Kenyan Drake thanks fans for support

"Early Sunday, the Alabama running back made his first public comments since the injury, which almost assuredly knocked him out for the season. He used the same medium in which thousands of others used to voice their support: Twitter."

Click link for the twitter images. Bama nation really came together to show support for Kenyan Drake.

Kickoff time, TV announced for Alabama’s game at Arkansas

"The Crimson Tide and Arkansas will kick off at 5 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN.Auburn and Mississippi State will play in the2:30 p.m. time slot on CBS while Georgia-Missouri will start the doubleheader at 11 a.m. LSU-Florida will start at 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network while Ole Miss-Texas A&M will kick off at 8 p.m. on ESPN."

Another great week for SEC football.

Goals still attainable for Tide

"“The big question with our team is how you respond,” Saban said. “We’ve had several teams around here that lost and responded the right way and ended up having pretty good seasons.”"

Umm yeah like winning a couple national championships. Losing is never fun but maybe this is what Alabama needed. To get the loss out of the way. To know where to improve and how to improve. If the players are hungry as they say they were entering the year, then I feel really bad for Arkansas this weekend.

Men’s Basketball Season Underway with First Official Team Practice

"Alabama returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last season’s team. Leading the list of returnees are seniors Levi Randolph and Rodney Cooper. Randolph returns as the team leader in points per game (9.6 ppg), while Cooper returns as the team’s leading rebounder (4.9 rpg). Also returning is junior Retin Obasohan, who contributed 9.5 points and returns as the team leader in steals per game (1.8 spg)."

Does Alabama have enough to make a run for a tournament big? It’ll be tough. With a nice core returning and some interesting new additions, Alabama could surprise some people. If that’s going to happen, the offense needs to get rolling.