Crimson Tide Make Final A-Day Preparations on Thursday

4.14.16 Practice02Alabama worked its final practice of the spring Thursday afternoon before Saturday’s A-Day Game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team held its final practice of the 2016 spring season Thursday afternoon, working in helmets and shorts for roughly two hours outside on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

Alabama’s 2016 Golden Flake A-Day Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. CT inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. It will be the program’s 10th A-Day Game under the direction of five-time national championship coach Nick Saban. The A-Day Game is once again free to the public and will be broadcast on ESPN with Kirk Herbstreit, Joe Tessitore and Joey Galloway calling the action.

The game will have a similar format to years past, with the first-team offense and second-team defense being on one team, and the first-team defense and second-team offense on the other.

4.14.16 Practice10The format for Saturday’s game is much like a normal game, with a few minor variations primarily regarding the game clock. The game will consist of four 15-minute quarters with a running clock. The clock will be stopped only following scoring plays, penalties and changes of possession. Regular clock rules will be used during the final four minutes of the second quarter and the fourth quarter.