Alabama Continues Sugar Bowl Preparations at the Super Dome
Alabama continues preparation for Oklahoma and the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the New Orleans Super Dome on Tuesday afternoon. The signage and Sugar Bowl logos have been put into place since the last practice while the endzones have been painted with each team’s logo and mid-field is still in progress. The temperature outside the Super Dome is a windy 46 degrees and a chance of rain but that doesn’t impact practice as the Crimson Tide goes through the drills in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets in a near 65 degree controlled environment.
Alabama worked on punting for half of the media viewing session today going 11 on 11. Cody Mandell was consistently punting around 45 yards or more and put several inside the 5-yrd line. Christion Jones, along with Dee Hart returned the punts as expected.
On the offensive side of the ball it is looking more and more like Leon Brown will be at the right guard spot as Alphonse Taylor was working with the second team. Ryan Kelly was instructing the O-line during the drills. In the backfield Derrick Henry was following T.J. Yeldon during the drill with Kenyan Drake coming in third.
Geno Smith was getting some one on one instruction from defensive coordinator Kirby Smart during the punt drills. The DC then moved over and spoke with Jarrick Williams and Landon Collins just before the media session ended and the next drill was about to start.
Alabama will have one more walk-through at the Super Dome on Wednesday and will be wearing their home colors of Crimson for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
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