Thursday, November 14, 2002
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 10 Alabama Crimson Tide football team practiced for 75 minutes Thursday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor facility in preparation for Saturday night's Southeastern Conference showdown with the No. 14 LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge.
The Crimson Tide practiced in helmets and shorts and worked indoors for the third consecutive day, working with piped in crowd noise.
"We have had a good week of practice," Alabama head coach Dennis Franchione said. "We have had good focus. We have had three sharp days of practice and paid attention to detail. We are fairly fresh and ready to play the game."
Franchione also announced that junior free safety and special teams player David Scott will not make the trip to Baton Rouge in order to stay home with his wife and new born daughter, who is experiencing some health complications.
"David Scott will not travel this week," Franchione said. "He and his wife (Maia) just had a baby and they are having some complications. We have planned on this all week, so it is not a surprise to us today. We hope everything goes well for them."
The Scott's gave birth to their first child, daughter Kenydi (pronounced Kennedy) just hours after the Crimson Tide returned from its 34-14 win over Tennessee in Knoxville. The baby girl was born at 5:41 a.m. (CST) on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002.
The Crimson Tide will work out in Tuscaloosa Friday, before departing for its final SEC road game of the 2002 season. Alabama will visit Tiger Stadium on Friday, upon its arrival into Baton Rouge.