March 21, 2007

Spring Storylines

Though he's been in office for nearly three months, you get the feeling some Crimson Tide fans need to see Nick Saban on the Alabama practice fields before they will really believe he's taken over as head coach.

According to a press release from UA media relations, the event will indeed take place on March 24, 2007. We're still awaiting final details on a Saturday morning parade that will culminate with Saban setting foot on Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

One would probably have to go back to spring drills leading up to Alabama's 1992 national championship run to find a time when the faithful were this fired up about practices in March. There's talk of an A-Day crowd resembling an Auburn turnout for a home date with Mississippi State. Crumbs of information coming from the 14 practices leading up to the Tide's annual spring game will be received communion style.

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