TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ?? The University of Alabama football team is gearing up for its final home game of the 2007 season with a two-hour practice in full pads Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. The Crimson Tide will host the ULM Warhawks in the final home game of the season this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Crimson Tide will honors its 22 seniors prior to the game and senior left guard Justin Britt expects his last home game to be another emotional day in what has been a very emotional senior year.
Britt’s mother, Vera, suffered life-threatening head injuries when she fell following the Alabama-Houston game on Oct. 6. She has had several surgeries and remained in intensive care during her stay in the hospital.
On Saturday, Mrs. Britt and the rest of the Britt family, which includes two former Crimson Tide football players (Wesley and Taylor), will watch Justin play his final home game at Alabama.
“This week is going to be an interesting and very emotional week,” Britt said after Tuesday’s practice. “My mother is coming to the game and that is a miracle in itself. That is a huge emotion right there and then there are more emotions that the Britt legacy is coming to an end. I don’t want it to be over, but it is what it is. You have to move on with your life and one day I will look back and say this has been a great time for us. I am happy. This has been a great experience and I would not trade it for anything in the world. These last few years have been a great time on our lives.”
Britt also plans to seek some senior day advice from his older brothers as his final home game draws near.
“I plan to talk them,” Britt added. “I haven’t talked to them much about that. We’ve talked about who was coming, making all the arrangements and then about Mom. I am sure we will talk about other things more as the week goes along.”
*The Crimson Tide worked on first-and-10, second-and-long, goal-line and short-yardage situations during Tuesday’s practice session.