Football Readies for the Rebels

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama will play its third road game of the season when it heads to Oxford to take on Mississippi on Saturday
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Alabama will play its third road game of the season when it heads to Oxford to take on Mississippi on Saturday
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Oct. 12, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The football team continued its preparations for its road matchup with Mississippi by practicing for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, Wednesday afternoon.

"We've had a good week so far of work," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "This is always a difficult preparation in terms of the kind of offense and eight-man front defense they play. We have always had tough games with these guys. I think our players have been focused. It is always challenging to play on the road in the SEC or wherever you play. I think these guys have a talented team that we need to be ready for."

Saban is 3-0 against the Rebels while at the helm of the Crimson Tide program and holds a 7-1 lifetime record against Mississippi. The last time the Tide traveled to Oxford, Alabama put on a defensive display, winning 22-3 on the strength of four interceptions and three fumbles.

Saturday's game will air on ESPN2 with Mark Jones calling the play-by-play, Ed Cunningham as the color analyst and Jeannine Edwards on the sidelines.

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