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Sept. 25, 2008

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team worked for 90 minutes on Thursday afternoon in helmets and shorts in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban talked about the athleticism of Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.

"I think Moreno might be as good a back as there is in the country," Saban said. "It's not that he is just a great athlete and a great running back, but you're talking about a guy that has an unbelievable competitive spirit. This guy made a couple plays in our game last year on extra effort to get a couple of first downs."

The Crimson Tide will hold a brief walk-thru on Friday in Tuscaloosa before departing for Atlanta.

The Alabama-Georgia game will kick off at 6:45 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, Sept. 27, in Athens. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN, with Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline reporter) calling the action.