Tide Continues to Prepare for the Season's First Road Game

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Greg McElroy and the Crimson Tide continue to prepare for Duke.

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Greg McElroy and the Crimson Tide continue to prepare for Duke.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Sept. 15, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in anticipation of the first road game of the year on Saturday against Duke in Durham, N.C.

Head coach Nick Saban’s focus for his team this week continues to be on improving and playing with more consistency as the Crimson Tide approaches Southeastern Conference play.

“What we’ve been trying to emphasize is that if you’re going to be a high-functioning program that there are certain things that you have to do and that will create the right habits for you to be consistent as a player,” Saban said after Wednesday’s practice. “That’s what will give you an advantage when you compete in the game.”

Alabama will hold the week’s final practice on Thursday before leaving for Durham on Friday. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 2:30 p.m. (CDT) and will be televised on ABC.

As part of welcoming Alabama fans to the area, the Durham Bulls have extended an invitation to all Tide fans to join the Crimson Tide Tailgate Party at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday night when the Bulls take on the Columbus Clippers in the International League Championship Series.

Enjoy the game with the rest of the Crimson Tide fans with an all-you-can-eat buffet and ticket to the Bulls game for only $20. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad and Pepsi products are all included and you can eat as much as you like while rooting the Durham Bulls. The party begins at 6 p.m. (ET) and the game starts at 7:05 p.m.

To reserve tickets by phone, call the Durham Bulls ticket office at (919) 956.BULL between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To order online, click here. Enter “TIDE” in the Special Offer Code and click “Submit.” Select “Crimson Tide Tailgate” in the “Ticket Type” dropdown and the number of tickets you’d like to reserve. Follow instructions to reserve your tickets and check out.