Alabama Docuseries 'Training Days: Rolling with the Tide' Announced by ESPN

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJuly 23, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08:   Alabama head coach Nick Saban yells at linebacker Mekhi Brown #48 during the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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On Aug. 9, ESPN will debut Training Days: Rolling with the Tide, an all-access four-part series about the Alabama football program, according to Derek Volner of ESPN MediaZone.

According to that press release, the series will "go inside practices and closed door meetings and delve into the all-consuming effort of head coach Nick Saban, the assistant coaches and players as they prepare to defend their College Football Playoff National Championship."

After the initial broadcast, ESPN will continue the series on subsequent Wednesdays (the 15th, 22nd and 29th). Each episode is one hour long and will air on ESPN2. The first three will begin at 7 p.m. ET, with the final one showing at 10 p.m.

ESPN vice president of production Lee Fitting released a statement on the upcoming series:

"Alabama football is one of the premier programs in all of sports. The intrigue behind their championship-filled decade and the fans' appetite for unique access continues to escalate. This series will provide a unique perspective of the Crimson Tide as they build upon a foundation for what they hope is another championship campaign. We appreciate coach Nick Saban and the entire Alabama operation for allowing us inside their walls over the next month."

Alabama has emerged as the dominant force in college football, with five national titles since 2009, including last year's triumph over the Georgia Bulldogs.


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