Dec. 19, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team will practice twice on Friday as preparations for the Allstate Sugar Bowl continue. The Tide began their Friday with a full pads practice inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in the morning with a second practice slated outside in shells for the evening.
The Crimson Tide resumed workouts on Thursday and will practice seven times in six days before breaking for Christmas following a workout on Tuesday, Dec. 23. The Tide will then reconvene in New Orleans on Saturday, Dec. 27 to finish its work for Utah in the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl that will be played on Friday, January 2 in the Louisiana Superdome at 7 p.m. on Fox.
The Tide players are excited to get back to work after more than a week off from the practice field.
"It was nice to spend some time at home with mom spoiling me," Alabama All-America free safety Rashad Johnson said. "But it is time to get back to the practice field and get ready for Utah."
Johnson was one of four Alabama players to earn first-team All-America honors following the 2008 regular season. The senior and former walk-on from Sulligent, Ala., finished second on the team in tackles with 82, while leading the team in interceptions (five) and pass break-ups (11).