Oct. 28, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The second-ranked University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads Tuesday afternoon as they continue preparation for Saturday’s homecoming game with the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
Alabama junior linebacker Cory Reamer said after the Tide has had two good practices so far this week, but still had work to do to get ready for Saturday’s game.
“We’ve had a good week so far,” Reamer said. “We’ve got a couple of days of work we still have to get in, but we’ve done a good job of installing and learning what they are going to do on offense and defense and preparing for them.”
Reamer and sophomore defensive back Kareem Jackson talked about Arkansas State’s offense.
“Their offense runs a lot of option,” Reamer added. “They have a real fast quarterback that can make plays. It’s kind of like what Florida runs, if you want to compare it to somebody. The run the (Tim) Tebow-jump pass, where the quarterback runs up, jumps and throws it. They run the option. He is an athletic quarterback that makes big plays.”
“We haven’t seen anything like that this year,” Jackson said. “We just have to prepare for them the best we can and get ready to go on Saturday.”
Alabama hosts Arkansas State on Saturday, Nov. 1 in a 2 p.m. (CDT) game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis with Chris Stewart (play-by-play), Tyler Watts (color) and Barry Krauss (sideline reporter) providing commentary. Fans in the states of Alabama and Arkansas must call their local cable operator or satellite provider to purchase the game. The game will be available outside the states of Alabama and Arkansas on ESPN GamePlan.