Sept. 29, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The third-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for its SEC road opener at Florida on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.
The Crimson Tide focused on fine-tuning the game plan, while working on special teams and continuing to stress fundamentals with its toughest test of the young season ahead on Saturday.
"Practice has been pretty good this week" Alabama linebacker Jerrell Harris. "From a team standpoint, I believe we are working really hard to adjust to the new things that Florida is doing. They have a fast offense with a lot of guys that are trying to space everybody out to get them the ball.
"Florida is really trying to get to the edge a lot and use the sideline. We pride ourselves on playing hard on defense. We think we have the best defense and come out every week trying to prove that."
Alabama has won four straight SEC road openers dating back to Nick Saban's first season at the Capstone in 2007. It marks the first time Alabama has opened the SEC road slate in Gainesville since 1991.
Alabama will have a short walk-through on Friday before Saturday's 7 p.m. kickoff on CBS from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Verne Lundquist will handle the play-by-play duties while Gary Danielson will be the color analyst and Tracey Wolfson is on the sidelines.
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