Spring Practice Schedule Announced

Saint&Sinner

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Here's a Georgia writer complaining that the Bama spring game gets televised on ESPN while the Georgia game gets demoted to SEC+. Who's fault is that? Why did they schedule their game at the same time? A few years ago Georgia waited till later in the afternoon and ESPN did a doubleheader.
Cry me a river
 
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I suspect the defense will be pretty solid next year. If scoring stays even remotely similar to 2020, the margins will likely be even higher...
Agreed. After the OM abomination, we actually got progressively better in 2020. No more RBs and TEs running free with nary an Alabama player within 10 yards. For 2021, we have a better combination of talent and experience, and I think we continue that improvement.

We as fans just need to understand that unless they change the OL downfield rule, the PI rule, and how both are actually interpreted by officials on the field (and none of that is remotely likely), the days of 2011- and 2014-type defenses are gone.
 
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Here's a Georgia writer complaining that the Bama spring game gets televised on ESPN while the Georgia game gets demoted to SEC+. Who's fault is that? Why did they schedule their game at the same time? A few years ago Georgia waited till later in the afternoon and ESPN did a doubleheader.
Living in their heads rent-free. I love it.
 

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Agreed. After the OM abomination, we actually got progressively better in 2020. No more RBs and TEs running free with nary an Alabama player within 10 yards. For 2021, we have a better combination of talent and experience, and I think we continue that improvement.

We as fans just need to understand that unless they change the OL downfield rule, the PI rule, and how both are actually interpreted by officials on the field (and none of that is remotely likely), the days of 2011- and 2014-type defenses are gone.
You mean we still have a chance to have a 2016 type defense? 🤔 j/k
 

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Didn’t see this posted yet, so here’s a link:


Looks like A-Day 4/17, one scrimmage 4/10, and possibly one on Friday the 2nd.

As with everything related to football, all are subject to change, and there’s only one guy who makes the final decision on dates, times, etc.
A-Day. Ticketed event. Limited capacity. Do we know how limited?
 

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A-Day. Ticketed event. Limited capacity. Do we know how limited?
20-25% was last thing I saw.
I’ve seen the same range on capacity.

Still nothing on how the tickets will be allocated. For actual games in all ticketed sports, it’s been by Tide Pride points. And tickets have been electronic....no physical tickets.

No official announcement yet on whether any or all of that will be the case for ADay.

I’m guessing that going forward, tickets for all sports will be electronic. Saves the cost of printing and mailing. I’ll miss the physical memento, but that may have gone the way of the dodo.
 
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I know information is hard to come by with the practices being so private, but that being said there are people there in attendance. Anyone heard any tidbits yet, just wondering...
 

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From the article . . .
No Alabama player publicly announced he was opting-out of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic ...
Didn't he, though?

From BamaHammer.com
Robinson opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, but he is ready to come back in 2021, and he looks stronger than ever.
 

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I don’t know the reasons KRob wasn’t in uniform last year. It would appear that he was one of the guys who truly opted out, as opposed to using that term to excuse leaving teammates and coaches holding the rope halfway (or further) through a season that no longer offered the promise it once did.

Regardless of KRob’s reason, I have no problem with it. He let it be known, before anyone built strategies around him, that he couldn’t play. That’s the way such things should be handled.

And as part of handling his business like a man, he apparently didn’t waste the year. From all sources, including Saban, he’s bigger, faster and stronger than he was this time last year.

I’m glad he’s back.
 
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