Crimson Tide Continues Preparations for Gators with Tuesday Practice

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama will take on Florida in the Tide's first SEC road game of the season
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Alabama will take on Florida in the Tide's first SEC road game of the season
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Sept. 27, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The No. 3/2 football team held a two-hour practice session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Tuesday as it continued to work on its game plan for Saturday's contest at Florida. The Crimson Tide and Gators will kickoff at 7 p.m. CT on CBS.

"I am looking forward to going down to Florida and playing in The Swamp," said sophomore defensive back Dee Milliner. "We are going to go in and try and do our best and compete."

The Alabama defense has been solid this season allowing an average of 184.0 yards per game entering this week's Southeastern Conference road opener, which ranks second nationally and first in the league. The Tide defense held Arkansas to 226 total yards (17 rushing, 209 passing) last Saturday. The 17 rushing yards was the lowest total in series history, while the defense also forced seven three-and-outs against the Razorbacks.

"We had a good game against Arkansas," added Milliner. "We played well, and I think we were really able to control the game for the most part. The offense did well, as did the defense. To hold their offense to 226 yards was really good."

The Tide will have two additions practices in Tuscaloosa before heading to Gainesville on Friday.

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