Second Practice of Camp in the Books for Crimson Tide
Aug. 4, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team practiced as a complete unit for the first time on Saturday afternoon after a split session on Friday when camp opened. The Crimson Tide worked for two hours in shorts and helmets on day two at the Drew-Thomas Practice Facility.
Alabama enters the season ranked second in the USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll after capturing the program's 14th National Championship - the second in the last three years - in 2011. However, the 2012 team is a new unit who is determined to establish an identity of its own.
"The first practice as a complete team is an exciting day," Alabama senior linebacker Nico Johnson said. "We get to establish our identity again, and that is something that is very import to us. This is a different team than last year, so we have to get out on the practice field and figure out who this team is."
Alabama's third practice of fall camp is the Tide's annual Fan Day that scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. It will be the public's only chance to see the Crimson Tide before the season opener on September 1 against Michigan at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Fan Day will start with an open practice from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Following practice, student-athletes and coaches will be available for autographs during a 45-minute session on the field. Fans may enter the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. through gates 11 and 17 and occupy the lower bowl (sections A-N).