Sept. 20, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The No. 3/2 Alabama football team continued preparations for its Southeastern Conference opener against No. 14/12 Arkansas on Tuesday with a two-hour practice session at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility. The Crimson Tide and Razorbacks are slated to kick off on Saturday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"For us, this is a very big game," said senior linebacker Jerrell Harris. "This is a very big challenge for us. I think going into this week the preparation for us has been a little bit more focused. We are practicing as hard as we can to get ready for the game."
Alabama has posted a 53-21-3 (.708) on-the-field record in SEC openers since the league's inception in 1933. The Tide has won 19 straight conference openers, dating back to the 1992 season. The 19-game winning streak in SEC openers is the longest streak in school history and the longest active streak in the SEC.
Saturday's game will air on CBS with Verne Lundquist serving as the play-by-play announcer, and Gary Danielson at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson.