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Crimson Tide Begins Practice for Kentucky



Sept. 28, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team began game-week preparations Monday afternoon for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference game at Kentucky. The team  held meetings and had brief walk-thru at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

“This is going to be a challenging game for us in all phases of the game,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said at his weekly press conference Monday. “This is probably the best team we have played so far in terms of just running the ball, two back runs, regular runs, fullback lead plays, power plays, that kind, we expected some from Virginia Tech, but we didn’t get a lot of it, but I am sure we’ll get it in this game and that’ll be a challenge for our players as well.”

Coach Saban also announced that Jerrell Harris will be reinstated after six games (per the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff).

The Alabama-Kentucky game will be televised by the SEC Network, beginning at 11:21 a.m. (CDT) on Saturday, Oct. 3, with Dave Neal, Andre Ware and Cara Capuano calling the action.  The game will be available on a regional basis throughout the nine-state SEC region, including WTTO (Channel 21) in Birmingham. The game is available outside the SEC region on ESPN GamePlan and  The Crimson Tide Sports Network will also air the game, with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Barry Krauss describing the action.  The game can be heard locally in Tuscaloosa on WFFN-FM (95.3).