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Football Team Wraps up Chattanooga Week



Nov. 19, 2009

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

“Our team is really focusing on improving,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said earlier this week. “I’ve said time and time again, I think our best game is out there someplace and we need to keep trying to work for it and develop the kind of consistency and performance that allows us to play our best game.

“Chattanooga has a good team.  I mean, they’ve got an SEC quarterback and he’s done a really good job for them.  We try to play these games one game at a time and these are the type games you never forget if you don’t play well in. We certainly want our players to have a good experience, especially for our seniors who will be playing the last game in Bryant-Denny Stadium.”

The Chattanooga game will mark the final home game for 27 Crimson Tide seniors.  The group will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Saturday. The complete list of scholarship players, walk-ons and medical hardships includes Eryk Anders, Javier Arenas, Alex Benson, Evan Cardwell, Terrence Cody, Drew Davis, Brandon Deaderick, P.J. Fitzgerald, Hampton Gray, Baron Huber, Marquis Johnson, Mike Johnson, Tyrone King, Mike McCoy, Colin Peek, Cory Reamer, Chris Rogers, Brian Selman, Ali Sharrief, Leigh Tiffin, Heath Thomas, Jacob Vane, Roy Upchurch, A.J. Walker, Byron Walton, Lorenzo Washington and Justin Woodall.

Alabama will host Chattanooga in its final home game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game will be televised by the SEC Network with kickoff set for 11:21 a.m. (CT), with Doug Bell and Chris Doering calling 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 in Tuscaloosa on WFNN-FM (95.3).