My daughter is a member of the Shelby County University of Alabama Alumni Association, and invited Cindy and I to attend a tour of the athletic facilities with the group. We had a wonderful time seeing places that normal fans like us are never allowed to visit.
Inside the weight room someone had written a sign that read “Finish Strong”. I liked it and included in on the image above. I waited until the hall was empty before taking the photograph. Then I darkened and blurred the edges and blew out the highlights of the outside to make it appear more mysterious. Click on it to see a larger version.
We toured the sky, and press boxes, locker, weight and training rooms. We also were allowed to visit Coach Saban’s office and see the recruiting room among others. It is amazing how well thought out these facilities are.
Everything and I mean everything has been filtered through the question of how it will affect recruiting. I don’t see how an eighteen year old kid can visit that place and walk out without signing on the dotted line. To say that it is impressive is an understatement.
Above you see labels affixed on the doors of some of the players lockers. These are former All Americans who happen to have worn this player’s number.