More sights and scenes from A-Day

Alonzo Ephraim (most valuable lineman) and Ahmaad Galloway (MVP) were honored after the game. But with solid progress made--and no major injuries suffered--the entire squad came away winners Saturday.

Though the actual Walk-of-Fame ceremony was moved inside Bryant-Denny Stadium, Denny Chimes was still a popular gathering area for fans before the game. Hand- and footprints from every football captain since the 1940s are enshrined in cement in the plaza area surrounding the tower.


Freddie Roach takes a knee on the sideline. Roach and the other redshirt freshmen were one of the main attractions for the more than 35,000 fans that were on hand for the A-Day contest.


Before the game itself got underway, Dennis Franchione explained to the crowd why he wanted the Walk-of-Fame ceremony moved to the stadium. "I tell my players that there is no greater honor in this world than being named captain by your teammates," Franchione said. "And I wanted them to be able to witness this impressive ceremony."


Wearing his football cleats, Andrew Zow steps carefully into the wet cement. After they dry sufficiently, the five concrete slabs will be moved permanently to Denny Chimes.


Saturday was also used to mark the 10-year anniversary of Alabama's 1992 National Championship squad. Here, Coach Gene Stallings and former teammates gather at midfield to be honored by the crowd.


As the game winds down, defensive linemen Gerard Clark (#87) and Jon Brunson (#93) watch the action from the bench. The Crimson team will be treated to a steak dinner, while their counterparts must settle for hot dogs.


His White squad may have come up on the short end of the score, but it certainly wasn't for any lack of intensity on Carl Torbush's part. He and Offensive Coordinator Les Koenning served as "head coaches" for the game.



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