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Bama Continues Preparation for Ole Miss Game


Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Terrence Jones

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday's Southeastern Conference opener with the Ole Miss Rebels.

The game will be televised to a national cable audience on espn2 with kickoff slated for 8:05 p.m. (CDT) from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Crimson Tide worked in helmets, shorts and shoulder pads on Wednesday and concentrated on short-yardage, goal-line and two-minute drills.

"I thought practice was O.K," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "We were just too inconsistent overall.  We put in more situations today and we will finish up tomorrow with a few more things. Hopefully, we will have a better practice.  We are going to have to be at our best this week against Ole Miss.  They are going to be very motivated.  It will be a typical SEC football game."

Shula said that B.J. Stabler was back working at practice, but was still a few weeks away from being full speed.  Shula also said that Victor Horn had successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture in his leg.  He sustained the injury at Tuesday's practice.