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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The University of Alabama (3-0) football team worked for two hours in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts as preparations continue for this Saturday's Southeastern Conference game with the Arkansas Razorbacks (1-2).

"I thought we have had two pretty good practices," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "Today, we worked on a lot of different situations."
Senior defensive end Mark Anderson (Tulsa, Okla.) returned to practice on Wednesday after undergoing surgery Tuesday to put two pins in his right hand.  Anderson broke his hand in last Saturday's win over South Carolina in Columbia.
"Mark Anderson had a cast on his (right) hand, but he practiced. It looks like he will be ready to go," Shula said.  "We held Jimmy Johns out today, but we still think he will be ready to go.  He practiced yesterday and (shoulder) was a little sore. "
Two players who did not travel to the South Carolina due to injuries were back at practice on Wednesday and should be in the lineup Saturday against Arkansas.
"Jusitn Britt and Dominic Lee practiced today they both look like they will be ready to go," Shula added.
Shula also said that senior right guard Mark Sanders (Ashville) and junior linebacker Terrence Jones (Tuscaloosa) would "probably not" play this Saturday.  Sanders (knee) and Jones (sprained ankle) have missed the last two games.
The 20th ranked Crimson Tide will host the Razorbacks this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The game will be televised regionally by Jefferson Pilot Sports, with an 11:33 a.m. (CT) kickoff.  The game will also be available on ESPN GamePlan.  This will be the first JP telecast from Tuscalosoa since the 2001 season.