TIDE REPORT: News About The Alabama Crimson Tide

Sep 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fan Robin Albano dances outside at AT&T Stadium before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fan Robin Albano dances outside at AT&T Stadium before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s time for another edition of the Tide Report, to help you get caught up on the major news stories of the day concerning the Crimson Tide.

IYCMI: University of Alabama Announces Nominees For McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

If there is a doghouse for co-editors to put their counterparts in for not acting right, I am hoping this toking of appreciation will get me out of a few incidents that may arise. Some of you may have read yesterday that our former co-editor Charles “Bandit” Evans decided to step away from sports writing and to concentrate on one his entertainment sites on the same network.

Former UA Golfer Justin Thomas Scores Incredible Hole-In-One at Augusta (Bama Hammer)

It was bittersweet moment to lose him, but I can’t be any more excited that my best friend Meredith Hornsby will join us as a co-editor. There are a lot of things that I could say that will make you adore her instantly, but I want to watch her win everyone over. I know she will. Her first article yesterday was about Former UA Golfer Justin Thomas’ hole-in-one at Augusta. Not a bad start. Also if you are Twitter, you can follow the tweet below to show her your support. She’s very knowledgeable about sports and a wonderful person. She’s already making plans.

Alabama football staff named top recruiters in country by 247Sports (AL.com)

"247Sports has named its “best damn recruiting staffs, period” and Alabama ranks No. 1.Barton Simmons, the director of scouting for 247Sports, ranked the top 11 staffs in the country, judging strictly by the recruiting prowess of assistant coaches.Alabama tops South Carolina and Ole Miss in this group of rankings."

This is pre-coffee morning shock face. Coach Nick Saban and his staff are never give up on the recruiting trail. I think most of the country would be more shocked if they didn’t make the top of the list.

More from Bama Hammer

Alabama football draws in large audiences at home and in the stands, statistics show (The Crimson White)

"For the 2015-16 season, Alabama was one of six schools to average over 100,000 fans per home game, with 101,112 fans showing up to Bryant-Denny Stadium during the fall. Alabama lead all FBS programs in total attendance for both home and away regular-season games and the postseason with 1,354,327 total fans attending its 15 games."

Here is a newsflash. Attendance for Alabama games are always going to be there, especially if Saban is still here. Even after he does call in a day, those numbers could still stay up there. After Stallings and before Saban, the Crimson Tide had bad spell, but the fans did keep coming. The only factor I could see after Saban leaves is that by then, ticket prices will be set at a point that will cut out some of the blue collar works. I certainly hope not.

Two Alabama QBs ‘played the best’ in first scrimmage (Bama Online)

"“We haven’t changed how we’re doing the reps,” Saban said. “We’re still giving everybody a chance. I think the guys that have the most knowledge and experience played the best. When I say that, I’m talking about Cooper Bateman — who’s been in the system the longest — and David Cornwell. They played the best.”"

In my opinion, that doesn’t mean much just yet. Ten practices have only been completed and I don’t think the quarterback race has revealed the winner of the starting job. I think this is Saban’s way of saying that Bateman and Cornwell are stepping up so we need some more from the younger guys.

More crimson tide: Why This Alabama Football Dynasty is the Greatest Ever

If any of your old friends come to you searching for the secret of a wonderful life for their children, remember this phrase: Don’t send them to Auburn.