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Alabama is expected to start practice around Dec. 15.

Alabama football: What’s Crimson Tide’s schedule for the next month?

The Sugar Bowl is still weeks away, but we’ll be tackling the best question from Alabama football fans each day. Look for our Alabama Question of the Day every Tuesday through Friday. 

Alabama football earned the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff. It will be the Crimson Tide’s fourth appearance in the playoff’s four-year history. Alabama will face No. 1 Clemson on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal. No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia will meet in the Rose Bowl semifinal.

What is Alabama’s practice schedule this month leading up to the game?

We don’t have Alabama’s official practice schedule yet, but Alabama coach Nick Saban said the Crimson Tide likely will return to the field around Dec. 15.

A few players like JK Scott, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Bradley Bozeman are currently on the awards circuit.

Between now and then, players are focused on finishing the semester strong. It’s currently dead week at the University of Alabama. Next week will be finals week, and graduation is set for Dec. 16.

If Alabama does start around the 15th, that would give the Crimson Tide more than two weeks to prepare for Clemson. Saban has said he doesn’t think its good for a team to prepare for one opponent too much because the information can become stale.

Look for Alabama to work on the fundamentals when they do return to the practice field before diving into Clemson prep.