Aug. 1, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The football team opened its 2014 training camp on Friday morning with a two hour practice in shorts and helmets on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
Friday marked the first of 28 practices for the Crimson Tide as it prepares for the season opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 30, in a nationally televised game on ABC/ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. (CDT).
Alabama returns 13 starters in 2014 to a team that is ranked No. 2 in the Amway Preseason Coaches Poll. The Tide has compiled at least 10 wins in each of the past six season with three national championships (2009, 2011 and 2012) and two SEC titles (2009 and 2012).
The Tide opened camp with a 9:30 a.m. practice and then the freshmen and underclassmen will hit the practice fields for the first time at 7:30 p.m. The entire team will practice together for the first time on Saturday afternoon with Fan Day scheduled for Sunday.
The Tide's 2:30 p.m. practice Sunday at Bryant-Denny Stadium is open to the public with players and coaches available for autographs following practice at approximately 4:45 p.m. for 45 minutes.
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