Until 1906, the Alabama University sports team was referred to as "varsity" or "Crimson White" referring to school colors; then in 1906, Hugh Roberts used the term "Crimson Tide" when describing the play against Auburn in Birmingham, played in red mud. Auburn preferred to win, but Alabama played a great game, so he started his name. However, the Birmingham news, Zipp Newman's former sports editor, was responsible for promoting the name.
If you think "tide", you are thinking of sea or water. You do not really believe the name of a school athletic team. Their kabbalah is also an elephant. At the beginning of the 1968, the Alabama soccer team called the Alabama University Football Team as the "varsity" or the "Low Abraham Wave".
"Crimson White," nodding for school colors. After a while they were called the "thin red line". This was a nickname that lasted until 1906.
In the 1906 Iron Bowl, he was faced with Alabama in Auburn, Birmingham. This game is also remarkable as the last race between the two schools until 1948 when the Vas Bowl continued.
The game was played on red mud, and Auburn was keen to win; the "Slim Red Line" apparently played a good game and kept the game in 6-6. In the game reports, former sports editor Hugh Roberts of the Birmingham Age Herald uses the term "Crimson Tide" in the description of the team. And since then the name has been jammed.
It should also be noted that although Hugh Roberts was wanted to make a note with Zipp Newman (the new sports editor at Birmingham News), among many other writers, the name when it refers to the team.