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Sport: Alabama football unveils major locker room upgrades

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are once again providing their football players with a locker room that would make NFL teams jealous.

  Alabama football unveils major locker room upgrades © John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

While the SEC remains concerned regarding the chances for football this fall, that didn’t stop Alabama from showing its players the upgraded locker room. As some of the top student-athletes in the country toured the facility, they were shocked at the insane amenities inside the locker room.

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  Alabama football unveils major locker room upgrades © John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few years ago, an individual locker with a padded chair and increased spacing were viewed as a luxury. Now Alabama is taking things to the next level with luxurious recliners, upscale carpeting, jaw-dropping space and so much more.

The upgrades to the facilities are remarkable and will certainly provide a boost for Nick Saban when he is out on the recruiting trail.

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