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Bama Continues Work For Miss. State Game


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts on Wednesday afternoon as preparations continue for Saturday's Southeastern Conference game at Miss. State.
Alabama head coach Mike Shula said the Crimson Tide has had two good days of practice, but said that Tuesday's session had better execution than Wednesday's session.
"Tuesday we had a real good practice," Shula said.  "Today the energy was good, the execution was not quite as good. The throwing and catching could have been better than it was today.  We've had good work.  Tomorrow we have to finish up with our down and distance stuff."
Shula also said that junior fullback Tim Castille (Birmingham) did not practice for the second straight day, but has not ruled him out for Saturday's SEC road game.
"Tim Castille did not practice again today," Shula said.  "We are going to take it all the way up until game time, if he can be ready, or if he can be ready in an emergency.  We are looking at what we will do with the two tight (end) package.  Last week, Kenneth Darby was in there with Le'Ron (McClain).  There is still a chance he will be ready."
Alabama and Miss. State will meet Saturday at Davis-Wade Stadium at Scott Field on the MSU campus.  The game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports and kickoff is set for 2:34 p.m. (CT).