Aug. 30, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The football team practiced for two hours on Tuesday afternoon at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility focusing on Saturday's season opener against Kent State.
"We are getting excited the closer it gets just knowing we are nearing the game," said senior linebacker Jerrell Harris. "I am very excited right now and antsy to go through the tunnel with the team to see what we are made of."
The 2011 season marks the 117th year of Crimson Tide football. Alabama has compiled a 92-21-3 all-time record in season openers, and is in the midst of a nine-game winning streak. During that nine-game stretch, the Tide averaged 38.9 points per game.
"It is going to be a crazy atmosphere," said junior linebacker Nico Johnson. It is really a big game, especially to the people of the community. We are really looking forward to it. We are going to play our best football and let the people in the community know we are still here and still playing for our Alabama family."
Saturday's contest against Kent State will kickoff at 11:21 a.m. CT at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.
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