Countdown to Kickoff
Crimson Tide Continues to Prepare for Saturday Showdown with Volunteers

Robert Lester

Oct. 18, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The football team held a two-hour session that began at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields and ended in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Tuesday with the focus set on Saturday's game against Tennessee. Kickoff is slated for 6:21 p.m. CT at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"They (Tennessee) are going to bring their `A' game, said junior defensive back Robert Lester. "Of course, we are going to bring ours too, so this is going to be a great game. They are a physical team. There is no better game to play in than a rivalry game. The atmosphere is going to be crazy, and I am looking forward to it."

The Crimson Tide will look to improve its already-impressive home record spanning the last four seasons as Alabama boasts a 24-1 marks in its last 25 games, dating back to the start of 2008. During that stretch, the Tide has been stingy on defense and effective on offense giving up an average of 222.8 yards and 8.0 points per game, while collecting 415.1 yards and scoring 33.6 points per outing.

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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