Dec. 28, 2013
How has practice been this week? Collins:
Practice has been going great. We're hyped up for the game and ready to play.
RollTide.com: What's the motivation for this team in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma?
Collins: We want to show we're still one of the top defenses in the country and one of the top teams in the country. We want to be dominant.
RollTide.com: How excited are you to play in your home state?
Collins: For me, it is home. My family members don't have to travel as far, and I get to see my family. That's the most important thing to me.
RollTide.com: What's it been like to practice in the Superdome this week?
Collins: It's an amazing feeling. To be practicing in the dome is crazy. When we walked in as a team, it was an amazing feeling just to be on the field. Being in my home state, I always dreamed in high school to play on the field. Now, I'm playing on it in the Sugar Bowl, an even bigger event. It's amazing for me.
RollTide.com: How many ticket requests have you had?
Collins: At least 20. I couldn't get that many, but I tried my best.