Video: Behind the scenes with the Tide

Alabama All-Access: Coaches Meeting (3:32)

Behind the Door look at the Alabama Football Coaches reviewing the morning practice session and planning ahead. (3:32)

Want to know what it’s like behind the scenes of the defending national champion? ESPNU and ESPN will showcase Alabama football in an hour-long College Football Special: Alabama All-Access Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU (re-air, midnight) and Thursday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Crimson Tide will provide ESPN with unprecedented access into the inner workings of a college football program, by giving viewers a first-time look at practices, team meetings and campus facilities for eight days, beginning Aug. 3.

Excerpts from the special will be featured on nightly half-hour prime-time shows Monday, Aug. 9 -Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU (re-air, midnight).

"SportsCenter" will debut short clips of Alabama All-Access starting Friday, Aug. 13, and continuing daily through Wednesday, Aug. 18.