If you are a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide or college football in general, ESPN has a treat for you leading up to the start of the 2018 season. With just over two weeks until football is officially back in our lives, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is set to premiere a brand new, all-access show that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the defending College Football Playoff National Champions as they prepare for their title defense during the upcoming year.
The show has a feel similar to the HBO hit show “Hard Knocks” which returned earlier this week featuring the Cleveland Browns.
The series will give a look inside team and coaches meetings, positional battles on the field during training camp, and mic’d up players during practice throughout the month. “Training Days: Rolling with the Tide” will also give a look at the way fans and the local media respond to the program, an up-close look at the incredible Crimson Tide facilities, and some insight on what Alabama football players are like off of the field.
“Alabama football is one of the premier programs in all of sports,” said ESPN vice president of production Lee Fitting in a statement. “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.”
In anticipation of the season premiere on Thursday, Aug. 9, you can check out the first preview for the show below.
‘Training Days: Rolling with the Tide’ Viewing Details
Premiere Date: Thursday, Aug. 9
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN2