Alabama’s defense of its BCS National Championship officially began on Friday as the Crimson Tide took to the practice field for the first time. Here’s a look at all of al.com’s coverage of the Tide’s first day in action:
First and foremost, check out our full practice report from Don Kausler as well as our photo gallery of the Tide’s returning veterans in action.
Head coach Nick Saban broke down the first practice session for the media afterwards. You can read Andrew Gribble’s quick hitter notes from Saban’s press conference or watch the full press conference.
Check out some of the Tide players in action on video, including clips of both the defense and the offense.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy returned to the practice field for the first time since before the BCS Championship Game. You can see video of Lacy in action here.
Another Tide player looking to rebound from injury, offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio, appears to be on track in his recovery.
Read what Nick Saban had to say about multi-talented athlete Blake Sims and which position he’ll be working at this fall.