Sept. 12, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The No. 1 ranked football team (2-0) continued its preparation for its Southeastern Conference opener against Arkansas (1-1) with a two hour practice Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
"I have really been pleased with the way our guys have practiced this week," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We have had really positive energy, and we are trying to work hard in areas that we have shown some deficiencies in as well as get prepared for a very good Arkansas team."
Alabama has won 20-straight SEC openers dating back to the 1992 national championship season and heads to Fayetteville with a 12-8 all-time record against Arkansas. The Tide has won the last four meetings, including a 38-14 decision last season in Tuscaloosa.
"This is a game that we are really looking forward to," Saban added. "This is a great opportunity. It is always great to play in the league. These guys certainly have a very, very good team and one that presents a lot of challenges for us."
The game will be televised on CBS with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT. Verne Lundquist will serve as the play-by-play announcer, with Gary Danielson at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Eli Gold and Phil Savage will handle the radio call on the Crimson Tide Sports Network, with Chris Stewart serving as sideline reporter.
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