Aug. 26, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team worked out in full pads for two hours inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility Tuesday afternoon as rain once again fell in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide is completing their final few practices sessions before the season opener against Clemson in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. (CDT). The game will be televised nationally on ABC.
The ninth-ranked Tigers’ high-powered offense presents Alabama with several challenges, including James Davis and C.J. Spiller, one of the best running-back duos in the nation.
“They are great running backs and they deserve respect,” Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer said following Tuesday’s workout. “They have done some great things over the years playing together. You have to game plan for them because they both make big plays.
“You have to contain them. You have to get good edges on your defense and make sure they don’t get loose and keep them inside where all your tacklers are.”
Reamer, a junior from Hoover, Ala., was named the Tide’s starting Sam linebacker this week, making the move from safety where he played during his first three years at the Capstone.
“It is a great feeling,” Reamer said. “It has been a lot of hard work for the last three years. It is something I have to take advantage of. Everyone wants to go out there and start for the Alabama Crimson Tide.”
Alabama returns to the practice field on Wednesday and Thursday before departing for Atlanta on Friday.