The Alabama Crimson Tide was back in action for the second scrimmage of the 2022 season on Saturday. The Tide now has one final week of spring practice remaining before the annual A-Day contest on April 16.
The Alabama football program has led the college football world in standard of play for the last 14 seasons. The Crimson Tide has even embraced the vaccine along with the rest of the SEC, Alabama's football program was 90% vaccinated as of SEC Media Days 2021 and is closer to 100% vaccinated as the season approaches. Should the Tide lead the state and the SEC by requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test to get into the games?
With news of Texas and Mississippi lifting Covid-19 restrictions, hope is on the horizon. Alabama governor, Kay Ivey, announced she is lifting the state’s Covid-19 restrictions April 9th and does not intend on extending it beyond that date.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne commented on the story insinuating that the athletic department is planning on returning to a full capacity Bryant-Denny Stadium for the 2021 season. This past year the stadium was reduced to 20% capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Alabama athletic department just completed renovations to the home of Crimson Tide Football, Bryant-Denny Stadium. The project lasted the entire offseason and battled work stoppages due to COVID-19 but it finished just in time for the new football season.