Greatest Show on Earth Although the season has just begun, my nerves are already frayed. Inevitable injuries (Get well soon, Dylan Moses et al!) have struck the defense but freshmen are here to play. This roster is deep!
Taulia was shining bright in his debut to the enthusiastic support of his brother. Tua has taken steps in the off season to strengthen his game and appears able to go the distance (knock on wood.) Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle continue to make big plays. The defense was tough and ready.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry today were on hand to announce The Saban Center, a project to create a learning center on the Black Warrior River that brings together the Children's Hands-On Museum, Tuscaloosa Public Library and Tuscaloosa Children's Theate . . . Huntsville Times
Though some draft-eligible players could choose not to play, Harbaugh sees plenty of talent . . . Bama Online
"He'll be back. Don't fret for Coach Saban. He's the best to ever do it, unbelievable program, and a couple tough games this year. He'll be back. It is a little odd to not see him, that's for sure. I don't think he'll be gone very long . . . Birmingham News
Branch, who jumped up 51 spots, is now rated as the 58th-best overall player and third-best safety in the 2020 recruiting class . . . Mobile Press-Register
The walk-on punter, who rose into the top spot on the depth chart by midseason, was among five Crimson Tide players honored Thursday as part of the all-freshman SEC team . . . Huntsville Times
She wrote that her son "fell prey" at Alabama to "deceptive tactics used by Nick Saban and his coaches . . . Birmingham News
Nick Saban and company will have an opportunity to build upon its lead depending on the decisions of a few of its top remaining targets, one of which entering the day was Cohen . . . Bama Online
Four-star Central-Phenix City offensive lineman Javion Cohen has flipped his commitment from Auburn to Alabama . . . Mobile Press-Register
Freshman cornerback Scooby Carter, who entered the NCAA transfer portal Nov. 18, has rejoined the program and has been participating in the team's workouts this week in Tuscaloosa . . . Mobile Press-Register
The sophomore from Houston was named SEC special teams player of the year when the league announced its year-end honors Wednesday . . . Birmingham News
The Tide enters the Jan. 1 matchup with the Wolverines facing a potential predicament that it hasn't dealt with during the playoff era, too . . . Bama Online
So, given Harbaugh's early impressions, let's take a look at just how the Alabama-Michigan matchup in this year's Citrus Bowl actually shakes out statistically . . . Montgomery Advertiser
The most recent meeting of the two was not close . . . Bama Online
Saban placed his team behind the four schools that made the College Football Playoff: LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma . . . Mobile Press-Register
Thus far Kirby looks like a one trick pony who is trying to recreate 2012 Alabama. He'd better modernize as his former boss has or he's going to get passed up in the SEC pecking order . . . SB Nation
"The secret sauce in [Derrick] Henry is he's got all the talent and size and running instincts, but he never tires," Gruden said. "He does not get tired. He's a machine, man. This guy wears you down. Physical -- he can wear you down. You've got to gang-tackle him . . . Mobile Press-Register
Cade York snuck in a 50-yard field goal to make it LSU 37 GA 10 . . . ABC News
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