Practice Is Finally A Wrap

Even more so than most Thursday game week afternoons, there seemed to be much more going on outside the curtain-covered fences of Alabama's practice field than inside during this week final practice before kickoff.

A few thousand more cars and people will be in Tuscaloosa this weekend, and RVs and sight-seeers were already out in heavy numbers Thursday afternoon. RVs lined the length of the practice field and could be seen over the fence Thursday afternoon, waiting patiently to be let into their parking spots on campus.

Thursday marks the end of Alabama's physical preparation for the season opener against Hawaii. Kickoff is set for Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in newly renovated Bryant-Denny Stadium. The team have incessant meetings on Friday afternoon and evening, walking through different scenarios that might occur.

The coaches will watch film of Thursday's practice by then, and review any corrections that need to be made.

Hawaii will walk around the field inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on Friday.

Game captains for Saturday's game will be running back Kenneth Darby, fullback Le'Ron McClain and cornerback Ramzee Robinson. Placekicker Jamie Christensen's availability will be a game time decision.

Andrew Friedman worked on kickoffs Thursday, which either he or Leigh Tiffin will take if Christensen cannot.

Justin Woodall will play on special teams more than at safety after missing time with an injured ankle.

Alabama Head Coach Shula said nothing new on anyone who might or might not be suspended. Mike Shula wore a red shirt, red shorts and a red hat.


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