Alabama’s A-Day Draws Large Crowd to Watch Nick Saban’s 2016 Team in Action
Alabama's A-Day served up a day of fun for fans, along with getting a preview of next season's football team in what turned out to be a beautiful Tuscaloosa Saturday in April.
Activities on campus started early, and featured the tradition of the previous season's team captain leaving their mark at Denny Chimes on the Walk of Fame. Captains of the 2015 football team present for the ceremony included Jake Coker, Derrick Henry, Ryan Kelly and Reggie Ragland leaving their hand and footprints to be forever remembered.
Alabama Athletics tweeted photos of the players leaving their mark on campus.
Alabama's A-Day is also a day where we see former Crimson Tide greats return to Tuscaloosa. This includes Alabama's two Heisman Trophy winners, Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram.
The running backs made it out on the field to be interview by ESPN, who were in town nationally broadcast the game. A tweet from Alabama Football captured the moment.
It may not be a regular season game, but the atmosphere is very similar, and proves our love for football in Alabama! I mean, where else do you find people who attend dressed as a former coach. In this case, the great Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant, as tweeted in a photo by Alex Scarborough of ESPN.
A large once again at the beloved Bryant-Denny Stadium to watch the players broken up into two group, the White team and the Crimson team.
On this April preview day for the 2016 season, it clear to see this team will once again be dominant in the SEC when it comes to defense. The final score, White 7 and Crimson 3.
Here are few photos inside the stadium provided by my photographer friend Rick Piel.