Bama Has Full Gear Wednesday Practice

Following Alabama’s first bowl practice Tuesday, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said the first “couple or three” practices would be working on fundamentals and techniques. On Wednesday Bama players did that work in full gear for two hours in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

Alabama will have five more bowl practices before a short Christimas break next week. The Tide will continue in New Orleans at the end of next week for a total of 13 bowl practices.

Alabama is the top-seeded team in the inaugural College Football Playoff and will play a semifinal game against No. 4 seed Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

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Three more All-America teams were released on Wednesday – Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) – all naming Amari Cooper and Landon Collins, signifying them as unanimous first-team honorees in 2014.

Three more players earned first-team All-America Wednesday as the American Football Coaches Association selected linebacker Trey DePriest and offensive guard Arie Kouandjio and Sporting News tabbed freshman punter JK Scott.

Alabama five first team All-America honorees among the five teams (Walter Camp, Associated Press, Sporting News, AFCA, and FWAA) officially designated as All-America selectors by the NCAA. That raises Alabama’s all-time total to 115 players who have earned 135 All-America honors. Since 2008, the Crimson Tide has had 27 different players earn 31 first team All-America honors.

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