Morning Kickoff: Alabama Crimson Tide News 11/3


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It was a bye week, but it sure was one to remember. With Alabama virtually in the driver’s seat in the SEC West, that Alabama/Ole Miss loss seems years ago. Let’s recap the weekend with a few polls, some hot takes and a few non-football related news, shall we? Here’s some stuff you can talk about with your co-workers:

Alabama, Auburn swap spots in latest coaches poll (

"The latest coaches poll looks a little bit more like the one released last week by the College Football Playoff committee.Alabama dropped one spot to No. 4 during its bye week. Auburn, which scored a big victory Saturday at Ole Miss, took over the Crimson Tide’s spot as the top-ranked one-loss team. The rivals are separated by just six voter points."

AP poll: Auburn jumps Alabama to move into top three (

"There were no major shakeups in this week’s AP Top 25, though some teams did swap positions.At the top, Mississippi State remains at No. 1 ahead of Florida State. Behind those two undefeated Power 5 programs, Auburn jumped Alabama to move into third place after defeating Ole Miss. Elsewhere in the SEC, both the Rebels and Georgia fell out of the top 10 due to their respective losses. Kansas State and Baylor took advantage of the open spots and slid into the top 10 following their victories."

Obviously, the coaches and AP polls are a moot point now that the playoff committee releases their rankings, but it’s interesting to get a different perspective. Wonder how they will react to Week 10’s results?

Alabama football: Tough final stretch begins at LSU (Montgomery Advertiser)

"There’s no debate in the conversation. Alabama was ranked sixth in the first standings that came out last week with opponents ranked ahead of the team on the schedule.So the Crimson Tide’s destiny is in its own hands.“Obviously that means everything,” offensive lineman Austin Shepherd said. “Pretty much you go out there and lose a game you’re done, so it’s kind of our own four-team playoff now. We win out, we control our own destiny so that’s what we’re trying to do.”"

A solid breakdown of the Tide’s November schedule, set to be one of the toughest in recent memory.

Harvey Updyke a dead tree for Halloween (

"Unfortunately there is no photo confirmation of this claim as of the time this article was published. But if he does indeed dress up as a dead tree, you can be sure he’s going to post a pic of it.Because remember kids, he “never wants to be heard from ever again.”"

Gosh, this guy really likes to ruffle feathers, doesn’t he? This won’t be the last we see of him, I’m sure.

It’s not a bye week for Crimson Tide brides, no Alabama game means more weddings (

"“It was hard to pick because there’s always people that you want to be at your wedding who are fans and they purchase season tickets and they’ve got this financial and family obligation to be at the game,” she said. “It was definitely a plus to be able to pick a weekend where my family,  his family and the majority of our friends didn’t have the distraction of football.”"

Admit it, you are probably one of the lucky guys who got hitched this weekend. Lucky one of the brides mentioned in the article is an LSU fan. Next week ought to be fun. Might be on their honeymoon when they watch the game Saturday night.