Nov. 5, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team practiced for 90 minutes in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility, its final practice before Saturday’s SEC Western Division game with LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to play a very good top 10 team and our focus is to play our best football and try to get our players in the best position that we can to have success against a very good team,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said earlier this week.
“Les Miles has done a great job with the LSU program. They are probably playing their best football of the year right now. Offensively they are scoring a lot of points. They’ve got a lot of explosive players and they do a good job using the skill players that they have. Defensively, they are one of the top defensive teams in the country and because they have good team speed, they’re very good on special teams. Even though this is a challenging game, it’s a great opportunity our players have created form themselves. The game should be about the players and it should be a great football game.”
The Alabama-LSU game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. (CST) from Bryant-Denny Stadium. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will call 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.