Morning Kickoff: Crimson Tide News 10/26


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Roll Tide! It wasn’t completely pretty the whole way through, but I will gladly take a 14-point win on the road against a rival. We got two weeks now to get ready for LSU.

Several Alabama starters injured in Tennessee win, freshman LT Cam Robinson out a few weeks

"Alabama had a few tense moments in its eighth straight win over Tennessee on Saturday night.A few starters went down with injuries to add anxiety to the wild third quarter. Safety Landon Collins later returned after getting a few cramps, but there was more concern for left tackle Cam Robinson.Coach Nick Saban said it was a high-ankle sprain that will keep Robinson out for a “couple weeks.”"

Here’s where the two weeks will come in handy. Those high ankle sprains can be a nagging injury for a few weeks but Big Cam should be good to go soon.

 Recruits react to Alabama’s 34-20 win over Tennessee

"Check out how some recruits reacted to Alabama’s 34-20 win over Tennessee on Saturday."

If you click that above link, has a few tweets from recruits that are embedded on their page. It’s always awesome to see the reactions of the future Alabama players.

‘Alabama has never had a quarterback as dynamic as Blake Sims,’ QB guru George Whitfield says

"In an ESPN College GameDay segment Saturday morning breaking down Sims’ ability to make plays with both his legs and his arm, Whitfield told Samantha Ponder, “Alabama has NEVER had a quarterback as dynamic as Blake Sims.“He’s making plays, he’s extending them,” Whitfield said, while showing clips of Sims against Arkansas. “… Alabama’s now tougher to beat, because now you have a difference maker in there, as opposed to a game manager.”"

High praise coming in for Sims before kickoff yesterday. There’s no doubt about that extra dimension he brings to the table and he used it against the Vols.

Alabama Defeats Tennessee Volunteers 34-20

"Alabama extended their win streak against the Tennessee Volunteers, winning by a final of 34-20. Alabama moves to 7-1 on the season and strengthened their case as the best one-loss team in the country.Alabama picked up exactly where they left off on offense. Blake Sims hit Amari Cooper on the Tide’s first offensive play for an 80-yard touchdown and it appeared the rout was on. The Crimson Tide scored twice more in the first quarter, with Cooper and TJ Yeldon finding the end zone."

And here is Bama Hammer’s recap of the big win yesterday.

More from Bama Hammer

Softball Shuts Out Belhaven in Saturday Doubleheader

"Alabama played its third fall opponent on Saturday, shutting out Belhaven in two games, 4-0 and 8-0. Between the two games, Chandler Dare led the Crimson Tide with four hits while Leona Lafaele, Marisa Runyon and Haylie McCleney each earned three. Alabama’s three pitchers allowed just a combined four hits with 21 strikeouts and just two walks."

Women’s Golf Tied for Fifth After 36 Holes at The Landfall Tradition

"Emma Talley fired a 1-under par 71 and the Alabama women’s golf team shot a 2-over 290 to end the second round tied for fifth place at The Landfall Tradition, played at the par-72, 6,159-yard Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.Alabama is five shots off the lead of both Wake Forest and Oklahoma State, who are tied at the top of the team leaderboard at 1-under par 575. There is a two-way tie for third place with Purdue and Virginia at 2-over 578. South Carolina and Florida are tied with the Crimson Tide at 4-over 580."

Volleyball to Host Arkansas Sunday on the SEC Network

"THE MATCHUPAlabama (17-5, 5-3 SEC) hosts the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-10, 5-3 SEC) on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.THE TIDE ON THE AIRVideo – SEC Network ( or WatchESPN app) Melissa Lee (Play-by-Play) and Missy Whittemore (Analyst)Audio – 90.7 FM/"