Countdown to Kickoff
Crimson Tide Puts Finishing Touches on Michigan Prep

Vinnie Sunseri

Aug. 30, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The football team practiced in shells for the final time on Thursday before opening the 2012 season against No. 8 Michigan on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium.

The Crimson Tide worked for 90 minutes inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as they put the finishing touches on the season's first game plan. Saturday's kickoff is slated for 7:12 p.m. CT, and will be televised to a national audience on ABC with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit calling the action and Heater Cox on the sidelines.

"We are really excited to finally play a game and have been looking forward to this opportunity for a long time," sophomore safety Vinnie Sunseri said. "We've been preparing for this game so much, and we're glad it is finally here."

The only work remaining for the Tide will be a walkthrough on Friday before departing for Dallas early in the afternoon. The Michigan game will kick off the Crimson Tide 118th season of college football.

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