Pictured above is the University of Alabama's football training and conditioning facility. You might call it “Coach Cochran’s Office”. The photo does not fully capture how vast the space is. By way of comparison, the author of this article (not me! although I would love to see this in person!) has also been to the Titans training facility in Nashville. The locker room facilities are equivalent, but the Tide’s weight room is larger and has more equipment than the Titans.
Evidence of Coach Saban’s philosophy is everywhere you look and the players cannot go to and from the practice field without encountering motivational messages. For example:As the players leave the locker room and head to the practice field they have to pass by a pyramid of the logos of the teams they will play this season.
In addition to his statue, there will be a bronze plaque containing the name of every player who contributed to the 2009 season! University officials like the idea so much that they plan now to retrofit each of the existing coaches monuments to include similar plaques for the other 12 national championship teams.
players through drills will be heard.