Alabama lent out a helpful hand to a football program in need as the Crimson Tide opened the doors of its practice facility to the Tulane football team.
The Green Wave shifted its practices to Tuscaloosa due to Hurricane Ida’s movement through the states surrounding the Gulf Coast.
The team’s Twitter account later thanked Alabama for the gesture.
— Tulane Football (@GreenWaveFB) August 31, 2021
Tulane is slated to play Oklahoma this Saturday, while Alabama will be traveling to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Miami.
I think this is a really, really good team,” Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said about Miami on Monday. “They’ve got 19 out of 22 starters back from last year’s team that went 8-3. So they’ve got 10 starters back on offense, they’ve got nine starters back on defense. Quarterback King is a really, really good player. They’ve got outstanding skill guys. Two very productive receivers coming back from last year. They’ve got good runners. So this is a really, really good team.
“This is going to be a really challenging game for us on both sides of the ball. They’re good on special teams. Their punter is like No. 2 in the nation last year in net punt or whatever. They’ve got really good team speed. These guys play hard. They’re very aggressive, so it’s going to be a very challenging game for us and it’s a big game for our players to sort of establish the identity of what’s this team going to be? Who are we going to be? It doesn’t matter what we’ve been in the past, it’s all about what we do in this game.”
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77