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Tide Players Visit Local School



Nov. 14, 2008

TUSCLOOSA, Ala. - Alabama senior defensive end Bobby Greenwood and junior fullback Baron Huber spoke to a group of students at the Sprayberry Education Center Thursday morning in Tuscaloosa.

Greenwood and Huber were joined at "Team Spirit Day" by Crimson Tide mascot Big Al.  Both players talked to the student about the importance of being a good citizen, a good student and teamwork, all traits that are emphasized daily by Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.

"We talked about teamwork, leadership and hard work," Huber said. "It was great to spend some time with those kids today."

Greenwood told the student that "not one player on this team is responsible for our success.  This is a team effort and teamwork is important in everything that you do."

The two players were also greeted at the school by Luke Hydrick, second-grade student in Mrs. Jodi Williams' TARGET class.  Hydrick attended "Team Spirit Day" dressed in a like Coach Saban, wearing a sleeveless gray pullover, khaki pants and the signature straw hat.

"He looked a lot like Coach Saban," Huber quipped. "That was definitely one of the highlights of the visit."