Alabama Completes Final Workout for Mississippi State

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson

The cold weather set in today and it was evident on the Drew-Thomas practice fields as The University of Alabama football team worked out in sweat pants for the first time this season.

The Crimson Tide is coming off a bye week and the team is anxious to get back at it against the Bulldogs. 

"Today there was (a little more excitement), especially with the big guys, it was a little cooler out there today," said head coach Mike Shula.  "If you noticed, everyone was in sweat bottoms except our offensive line and maybe some of the defensive line."

Shula stressed the importance of the team being prepared, especially with having to play some younger guys.

"We keep talking to our guys about the importance of understanding their assignments," said Shula.  "There might be some new guys playing.  We talked earlier about (Tim) Castille being down and Aaron Johns may play a little bit more.  Simeon Castille is getting healthier; we're still going to have a lot of young guys out there.  We're just going to have to get ready to play sound football for 60 minutes."

Bama will go through one final walk through on Friday before Saturday's kickoff against Mississippi State.  The game is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. CT and it will be nationally televised on espn2.