Tide turning focus to season opener with Florida State

8/23/17 MFB Practice
Alabama wide receiver Tyrell Shavers (14)
Photo by Robert Sutton

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama football team held a two-hour practice in full pads on Friday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

The 3:30 p.m. session was the team’s 20th of 25 total leading up to the season opener in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 2. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will begin the 2017 campaign at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game against the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles. The two teams will meet on ABC with the game scheduled for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi on the call for ABC.

Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. practice will be the Tide’s final preseason session of 2017. Alabama will take Sunday off before beginning game week preparations on Monday afternoon for the matchup with the Seminoles.