Morning Kickoff: Crimson Tide News 10/7


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Four Downs: Alabama offense needs to rediscover its killer instinct, special teams problems and more

"We spent our Sunday reviewing the film and analyzing a few things we weren’t able to fully digest during Alabama’s 23-17 upset loss at Ole Miss.Now, before Arkansas week officially kicks off with today’s Nick Saban press conference, let’s take a look at some of the finer details from the Crimson Tide’s first loss to the Rebels since 2003." visits four points that Alabama needs to look to improve on for the season. Most things are correctable mistakes but it just has to be done.

Tide tries to bounce back against Arkansas

"It’s gut-check time for the Alabama football team.Coach Nick Saban hopes his players respond to Saturday’s loss to Ole Miss with renewed vigor.He wants them to come back strong in practice and play their next game with an improved attitude to finish the season strong and see what the team can accomplish.The seventh-ranked Crimson Tide is not in salvage-the-season mode, but there’s little to no room for another loss.“We shot ourselves in the foot,” tight end Brian Vogler said. “We’ll just work on it next week.”"

The man is right. The season isn’t lost from a College Football Playoff standpoint but we must take care of business the rest of the way. It’s important to get things off on the right foot with a win against Arkansas this weekend.

Alabama football: Fowler says Tide like it was ‘scared to lose’

"Playing not to lose as opposed to playing to win often leaves players tight and nervous.That’s how Alabama fullback Jalston Fowler described the Crimson Tide when asked about the team’s lack of mental focus in its 23-17 loss Saturday at Ole Miss. Fowler said he noticed the Tide didn’t have the same level of mental intensity it normally does.“I would say yeah because it’s like we were scared to lose,” Fowler said. “Everybody wasn’t playing their A-Game. They were just, ‘Oh, if we escape with a win we’ll be all right.’”"

Sometimes a tough loss is what a team needs for motivation and it sounds like the Ole Miss loss may be doing just that. They realize that they still have a chance to win it all. We will have to overcome the injuries but it is possible.

Men’s Golf Leads Jerry Pate Intercollegiate After Two Rounds

"Four Alabama golfers are among the top 20 individuals, as the 14th-ranked Crimson Tide men’s golf team leads the 2014 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate after Monday’s opening two rounds.Alabama carded a season-low round of 12-under par 268 during the opening 18 holes and finished the day at 7-under 553 (268-285). The Tide holds a 10-stroke over No. 2-ranked Georgia Tech (563) and No. 4-ranked Florida State (563). UAB, Arkansas and UNLV are all tied for fourth at 569 heading into the final round."

Alabama-Texas A&M Football Game Scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Kickoff on CBS

"The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Alabama’s game vs. Texas A&M at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, October 18, will kick off at 2:30 p.m. (CT) and will be televised by CBS."

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