Countdown to Kickoff
Tide Football Continues Preparation for Tennessee


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The University of Alabama football team continued its preparation for this weekend's match up against the Tennessee Volunteers working out for just over an hour and a half in helmets, shorts and shoulder pads.

"We had a good practice today.  Yesterday was ok, today was good," said head coach Mike Shula.  "Injury wise, we're pretty healthy. We just keep talking to our guys about how important the focus is going to be.  We've got to understand this is the best team we've faced all year."

Saturday's game will be Alabama's second straight game against a Top 25 opponent in Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The Crimson Tide defeated then No. 5 Florida in its last home outing on October 1.

The Crimson Tide will work out one final time on Thursday before conducting a walk through on Friday in final preparation for Saturday's game.  Kickoff is scheduled for 2:37 p.m. with the game being televised live on CBS.