Countdown to Kickoff
Alabama Has Good Practice in Preparation for Vanderbilt


Wednesday, October 30, 2002

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --  The Alabama football team ran through a two-hour practice in helmets and shoulder pads Wednesday afternoon as preparations continue for Saturday's Southeastern Conference road game at Vanderbilt.

"It was a good practice," Alabama head coach Dennis Franchione said. "It's been a good week so far.  We have had two good days of practice and gotten a lot of things accomplished. 

"We had some real nice weather today.  It was good football weather.  It was a little humid (Tuesday), but we did not have that to worry about today.  We have recovered nicely from the (Tennessee) game, and I pleased with where we are (with our preparation) right now."

Alabama and Vanderbilt will kickoff at 1:07 p.m. (CST) this Saturday from Vanderbilt Stadium.  The game is available on a pay-per-view basis. Persons wishing to watch the game should call their local cable provider.