Countdown to Kickoff
Crimson Tide Football Team Has Good Workout


Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Mark Anderson
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours in helmets and shoulder pads Wednesday afternoon as preparation continues for Saturday's Southeastern Conference Western Division game against the Ole Miss Rebels.
"It was a good practice," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "I think the cool weather helped us.  It seemed that everyone was a little more livelier, so that was good.  The last two days we have had some really good work."

Shula said that both quarterbacks sophomore Brodie Croyle and redshirt freshman Brandon Avalos practiced on Wednesday and the decision as to which one will start will be much like the last two weeks.
"As far as Brodie, he had about the same amount (of reps), maybe not quite as many, as he had (Tuesday). We want to make sure that Brandon is ready to go.  We will probably do the same thing (as last week) just wait until after practice tomorrow and see how they do and make a decision.  We will see how Brodie is feeling on Friday and make the decision then."
The Crimson Tide and Rebels will meet in a regionally (Jefferson Pilot Sports) televised game this Saturday in Oxford, with kickoff set for 11:33 a.m. (CT) from Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field.