Crimson Tide Wraps up Tuscaloosa Practice; Team Reports to Shreveport Christmas Day
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The University of Alabama football team wrapped up its first week of bowl practice with a two-hour session in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts Saturday morning at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
The Crimson Tide held eight practices on campus this week before taking a two-day holiday break. Alabama’s first four practices were likened to a preseason mini-camp, while the final four practices followed the typical game-week routine with emphasis on Colorado.
Alabama (6-6) and Colorado (6-6) will meet in the 32nd PetroSun Independence Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. (CST). The game will be televised by ESPN.
The Crimson Tide’s two-hour session in Saturday was a typical Thursday practice where the team reviewed its Colorado game plan, special teams and worked on the two-minute drill.
Alabama will take Sunday and Monday off before traveling to Shreveport on Christmas Day. The Crimson Tide is scheduled to hold a workout Christmas night at Independence Bowl Stadium.
*Former Alabama head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant will be inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame later this week. Bryant is the third former Tide coach or player to be inducted in a bowl Hall of Fame this season, joining Cornelius Bennett (Sun Bowl) and John Hannah (Orange Bowl.).