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Alabama Preps for Auburn Game



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ?? The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours Tuesday afternoon as preparations continue for Saturday’s regular-season finale against arch-rival No. 25 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Crimson Tide worked on first-and-10, second-and-long, goal-line and short-yardage situations during Tuesday’s practice session.

“We have had two good practices this week,” Alabama junior safety Rashad Johnson said on Tuesday. 

*The Alabama-Auburn game will be televised nationally by ESPN, with Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline reporter) calling the action.  ESPN has not televised the Alabama-Auburn game since 2003.

*Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, “The Nick Saban Show” has been moved from Thursday night to Wednesday night this week.  The show will air live from Bob Baumhower’s Wings Sports Grille in Tuscaloosa from 7-8 p.m. (CST).

*The 2007 Alabama-Auburn game will be the eighth night game in series history.  Other games under the lights were 1973, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2003.

*Alabama senior linebacker Darren Mustin and Auburn senior offensive tackle King Dunlap have been life-long friends and played together at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy. Mustin is the Godfather to Dunlap’s son, King David Dunlap VI.

*Alabama and Auburn are playing on Thanksgiving weekend for the first time since 1992.