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Alabama Football Wraps Up Work for LSU Game


Thursday, November 11, 2004

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team put the finishing touches on its preparation for its game Saturday night with 15th ranked LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, with a 75-minute workout on Thursday afternoon.
"Overall, we had a much better practice today," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "The whole being not being in pads has helped us.  I think all of our guys are moving around pretty good.  It is going to be a physical football game against a team that is physical and very fast."
Shula said that the Crimson Tide's injured players would still be a game-time decision, but he said  that senior left tackle Wesley Britt and junior safety Charlie Peprah "did a little bit more today and that it would be a game time decision" on Saturday.
Shula also said that junior tight end Clint Johnston has practiced all week and would be ready to play in the LSU game.  He missed the Miss. State game last week after starting the first eight games of the season.
Alabama will depart for Baton Rouge on Friday and hold a workout in Tiger Stadium upon its arrival.
The Crimson Tide and Tigers meet in a 6:47 p.m. (CT) game Saturday night in a nationally televised game by ESPN.