Countdown to Kickoff
Tide Begins Short Week for Iron Bowl



Nov. 23, 2009

TUCSALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team began preparations for Friday’s annual Iron Bowl with a two-hour practice in shells Monday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. 
Alabama is coming off a 45-0 win over Chattanooga on Saturday, while Auburn had the weekend off.  The Crimson Tide and Tigers meet on Friday, Nov. 27, at Jordan-Hare Stadium, giving the Tide one less day to prepare for the annual game.
“We need to move on quickly,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said at his weekly press conference on Monday.  “I think the most important thing in a short week is efficiency in what we do and how we try and get prepared.  I think our entire staff and our players are very aware of that. “
The team will practice again Tuesday and Wednesday before departing for the Auburn game on Thursday afternoon. Coach Saban will attend his weekly radio show at Buffalo Wild Wings, which will be held on Wednesday this week due to Thanksgiving and the game moved up to Friday. Due to the short week, Coach Saban will go on the air at approximately 7:20 p.m. The radio broadcast will begin as it usually does with “Hey Coach” starting things off at 6:30 p.m. followed by “The Nick Saban Show.”