Crimson Tide Wraps Up Preparations for Volunteers

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
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ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Thursday, October 23, 2003

Derrick Pope
Derrick Pope


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team practiced today in preparation for Saturday's game with No. 21 Tennessee, having what head coach Mike Shula called a "normal Thursday."

"(We practiced) harder than normal on Tuesday," Shula said.  "We practiced harder on Sunday after the (Ole Miss) game and cut it short yesterday.  Today was about normal.  We had good work, and now we'll have the guys get off their feet and get rested."

Shula announced the captains for Saturday's game: Derrick Pope (defense), Shaud Williams (offense) and Lance Taylor (special teams). 

The annual Tennessee-Alabama game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports with kickoff slated for 2:34 p.m. (CDT) on the Alabama campus.  Handling the announcing duties for CBS Sports are Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst) and Jill Arrington (sideline). The game will also be aired on the 80-plus station Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold (play-by-play), Kenny Stabler (color analyst) and Tom Roberts (sidelines) describing the action.