With the holidays in the rear view mirror, the Alabama football team departed Tuscaloosa for New Orleans on Wednesday morning for a College Football Playoff semifinal game against Clemson.

The Crimson Tide landed in Louisiana after a short flight and head coach Nick Saban met with the media upon arrival. Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and running back Damien Harris also spoke with reporters ahead as Sugar Bowl week begins.

Tide 102.9 will be bringing you coverage from New Orleans all week both on-air and online as the Tide gets prepared for another showdown with the Tigers. The game will kickoff on Monday night at 7:45 p.m. with special pregame broadcasts beginning at noon.

All of the Sugar Bowl coverage this week on Tide 102.9 is presented by Pearl River Resort & Casino, the Supe Store and the UA Alumni Association.