Crimson Tide Continues Bowl Work
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours Tuesday afternoon, its fourth practice of the bowl season, as preparations continue for the 2007 PetroSun Independence Bowl.
Alabama (6-6) will face Colorado (6-6) in the 32nd annual PetroSun Independence Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. (CST). The game will be televised by ESPN.
“I think we had a very good practice today,” Alabama junior quarterback John Parker Wilson said. “We had two practices yesterday, which seems like forever-ago, but we had two yesterday and I think they went well and today was our best practice yet.”
Wilson said the team has spent the first four practices working on fundamentals and that the installation of game plan for Colorado will begin Wednesday.
“These first few practices we have been getting back to the basics,” Wilson said. “Everybody is getting reps. We are just working our way back up from the bottom. Everyone is enthusiastic and focused on winning the game and having a winning season.”
Wilson also likens the last four practices to fall camp with one noticeable difference.
“It’s pretty similar to camp,” he added. “The biggest difference is about 70 degrees, besides that it’s about the same.”
The Crimson Tide will practice again on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. The Tide will practice daily through Saturday, Dec. 22 before the two-day holiday break. The team will arrive in Shreveport on Christmas Day and hold its first workout that night at Independence Bowl Stadium.