Countdown to Kickoff
Football Team Returns to Practice; Begins LSU Week



Nov. 2, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Following a three-day break, the Alabama football team returned to practice Monday afternoon, practicing for 90-minutes in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.

The third-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) is coming off its only bye week of the 2009 season and now turns its attention to ninth-ranked LSU (7-1, 4-1 SEC) this weekend. 

 “I was really pleased with the progress and effort that we had last week during the bye week,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said at his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon. “I think we made some improvement as a team.  We had good focus on what we were doing.  We did have the opportunity to work on some of the future opponents that we have, and some of the issues they might bring. We were able to work to some degree, at some time, against a little bit of what LSU does.  I think the most important thing is we wanted to improve in areas we felt like we needed to make progress in, and I felt really good about what we were able to accomplish.”

The Alabama-LSU game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. (CST) from Bryant-Denny Stadium, with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson describing the action. The game can also be heard on the Crimson Tide Sports Network, with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Barry Krauss. The game can be heard locally on WFNN-FM (95.3) in Tuscaloosa.