Aug. 19, 2009
TUSALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team worked out for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility Wednesday afternoon on the first day of classes on the University of Alabama campus.
After two weeks of training camp and 15 practices, the Tide will now settle into its daily routine that will continue throughout the regular season. The Crimson Tide added approximately 25 players to its roster on Wednesday with the start of classes, expanding from the mandated 105 during training camp.
"I think camp went really well," Alabama senior linebacker Cory Reamer said. "We are at the end of it now, but we still have awhile before the first game. As far as camp itself, and being up here all the time, we have had a good camp. We've had a lot of guys step up and learn the defense. A lot of younger guys are becoming more comfortable with the calls and knowing what they are doing. It was a good camp and now we can focus on our daily routine and getting ready for that first game."
Alabama will practice at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and then hold its final scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. All practices are closed to the public.