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Bama fans bring high hopes to SEC Media Days

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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HOOVER, AL (WSFA) -

Well over 100 Bama fans filled a small roped off area of the Winfrey Hotel lobby in Hoover waiting on head coach Nick Saban's arrival.

You knew it coming;  that all familiar cheer by the Bama faithful!

"Roll Tide Roll!"

Bradlee Helton attended his sixth SEC Media Days.

"See the other players from the other teams. It just fun to be able to experience all the different atmosphere.. how people react to their team," said Helton.

"It's great. Love having all the fans around me," said Chad Murdock who will attend the University of Alabama as a freshman this fall and become a member of the Million Dollar Band.

Nick Saban's arrival was the equivalent of seeing Elvis back in the day.

"Wow! I never thought I'd get that close to a football coach," said one 11-year-old.

"We are here today to see Nick Saban.. never seen him in real life.. just on the field.. so excited," said Paige Loew of Enterprise, Alabama.

Frederick Lee was the only one here suggesting Saban should consider a second career once his coaching days are over. Lee held a poster encouraging the veteran coach to run for President in 2020.

"I thought he'd get a laugh out of it. He's too busy working with the Roll Tide right now but hey who knows maybe he'll run for office one day," Lee said.

When we say the Bama faithful are here, we aren't kidding. Jane Robinson has attended Alabama games since 1964.. more than 50 years and counting.

"I'm just here to support the family and the team," she said.

"I haven't missed a game in 40 years," said Bama faithful Robert Stillwell.

Fans, coaches and players; they're hungry for a new season, high hopes with new dreams.

For the 7th year in a row, media days has seen more than 1,000 journalists from all over the country.

SEC Media Days continues tomorrow. Next up? Auburn's coach Gus Malzhan.

Reporter Bryan Henry, Sports Director Stephen Gunter, and Sports Reporters Maria Martin and Justin McNelley will have all the details on-air, online and on our mobile app.

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