Countdown to Kickoff
Crimson Tide Puts In Good Week of Practice



Nov. 12, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team practiced for 90 minutes in shells Thursday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility, wrapping up a good week of practice heading into Saturday’s game with Mississippi State.

“The focus for our team is to improve and get better and do the things that we need to do to make ourselves sort of a dangerous team again and get the kind of execution on both sides of the ball that’s going to help us play winning football,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said earlier this week. 

“Mississippi State’s got a very good team. They do a really, really good job of running the ball. They’re playing hard on defense. They have lost five games to top 25 teams and four of them are in the top 12 and they have been very competitive in all those games and had opportunities to win them. This is a challenge for us and our players and we have to make sure we go there and take care of our business.”

Alabama and Mississippi State will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, from Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Miss.  The game will be nationally televised by ESPN with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Erin Andrews describing the action.  The game will also be aired on the Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Barry Krauss calling the action.  The game can be heard locally in Tuscaloosa on WFNN-FM (95.3 FM).