Oct. 1, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team wrapped up its game-week preparation for Kentucky with a 90-minute practice in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility Thursday afternoon.
“Their team is probably one of the tougher, direct, down-hill running (teams) with two backs and we haven’t seen that this year,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said earlier this week. “They are physical. They don’t make a lot of mistakes and you have to beat them. Defensively, they play the same way. They don’t make a lot of mistakes. They play a lot of guys up in the box. They are pretty good in block protection. They play a lot of man-to-man type of stuff and the receivers have got to be able to get away from them.”
The Crimson Tide will play its first Southeastern Conference road game of the 2009 season this Saturday against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
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 ESPN360.com.
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).