TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It was early Friday morning, and Alabama's campus was as quiet as you'll ever find it.
School wasn't in session. The Strip, a section of University Boulevard cramped with bars and restaurants, was, for the most part, deserted. "Countdown to kickoff: 30" was plastered on the window of the Alabama Bookstore in big block letters.
Driving alongside Bryant-Denny Stadium, you could only glimpse the green football field below.
A block away, the Mal Moore Athletic ...
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