So, this crazy process begins again.
Alabama football players officially report a week from today although almost everyone is already on campus. Practice begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for the veterans and 7:30 p.m. for the rookies.
None of this means much to anyone outside of the program since all practices are off-limits to outside eyes. There are three two-a-day practices sprinkled in with workouts scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on all three occasions.
The only real date of significance is the annual “Fan Day” at Bryant-Denny Stadium. That spectacle is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. Of course, this is the same event that led to this now infamous moment involving a baby and a Nick Saban autograph a year ago.