Happy Birthday to Nick Saban

Nick Saban celebrates his 57th birthday today (October 31). I know…I know…he doesn’t have time for happy birthdays, but tough. While on the subject of birthdays, Javier Arenas celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday (October 28). Happy birthday to him too.

Here are a few additional helpful notes for Homecoming week (courtesy of UA):

CRIMSON TIDE PAY-PER-VIEW: The Alabama-Arkansas State game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis with Chris Stewart (play-by-play), Tyler Watts (color) and Barry Krauss (sideline reporter) providing commentary. Fans in the states of Alabama and Arkansas must call their local cable operator or satellite provider to purchase the game. The game will be available outside the states of Alabama and Arkansas on ESPN GamePlan.

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HOMECOMING PEP RALLY: Coach Nick Saban and the nine scholarship seniors will represent the Crimson Tide football team at the annual Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire Friday evening on the Quad.

HOMECOMING PARADE: The annual Homecoming Parade is set for 9 a.m. Saturday morning. It will begin in downtown Tuscaloosa on University Blvd and come through campus to Hackberry Lane . Former Tide All-American linebacker and 1986 Lombardi Trophy winner Cornelius Bennett is this year’s Grand Marshal.