August 19: Heading into the 2021 season, how many wins does Alabama coach Nick Saban have against ranked opponents?
Saban has 90 wins against opponents ranked in the AP Top 25, including 67 at Alabama. The 90 are the most in history, and he has a .682 winning percentage in those games. Behind him are Joe Paterno 86 (.512) Bobby Bowden 82 (.557) Paul “Bear” Bryant 66 (.592) Steve Spurrier 64 (.529)
August 20: How many wide receivers had won the Heisman trophy prior to DeVonta Smith's win for Alabama in 2020?
DeVonta Smith became the fourth wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in its 85 years and the first since 1991.
The other three: Desmond Howard, Michigan (1991), Tim Brown (1987) and Johnny Rodgers (1972) ... although some people thought of Rodgers as more of a running back.
August 21: Under Nick Saban, Alabama football has been ranked in the AP Poll Top 25 for 212 consecutive weeks. The program record was set 141 weeks ago, but before Saban, which former coach of the Crimson Tide held the record?
The previous record of 71 straight appearances came under former coach Gene Stallings during the mid-1990s
August 24: Relating to who's featured in our Roll Call today, who were the two Alabama players to throw touchdown passes to Johnny Mack Brown in the 1926 Rose Bowl to Washington? It's referred to as "The Game That Changed the South."
August 25: With a career spanning 16 seasons in the NBA, former Alabama basketball forward Robert Horry leads all current and former Crimson Tide players with a total of 1,107 games played at the professional level. Which former Alabama basketball player is second on that list, having played 1,015 games across 16 NBA seasons?
August 27-:Who is the most common non-conference opponent that Alabama has played during the Nick Saban era?
Answer: Clemson 5 times (thanks largely to the CFP), but surprisingly closely followed by Western Carolina with 4 matchups
August 28- The D1 college football season kicks off today with Nebraska at Illinois at noon. Alabama and Nebraska are two of the winningest programs in college football history. When is the last time the Crimson Tide and the Cornhuskers met on the football field?
Answer: 1978... it's been a while.
August 29- In the spirit of college football starting back, we'll give you an easy one. With six days until kickoff for Alabama football, in which six seasons has Alabama won the national championship under Nick Saban?
Answer: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2020
August 30-With five days until kickoff for the Crimson Tide, name the five unanimous All-Americans from Alabama’s 2020 team which tied a record with the 2003 Oklahoma team for most unanimous selections in one season.
Answer: Najee Harris, Landon Dickerson, Pat Surtain, DeVonta Smith, and Alex Leatherwood.