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Football Team Works Indoors



Dec. 1, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team worked for two hours in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Tuesday afternoon as preparations for the 2009 SEC Championship Game continued.

Alabama senior defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington talked about the team's work this week for Saturday's game against No. 1 Florida.

"We are trying to limit our mistakes and everybody do our job on every play," Washington said after Tuesday's practice.  "The more times we do that the more successful we will be."

Washington also noted that the experience of playing the Gators last season and facing other teams with a similar offense will be helpful in this week's game plan.

"I think it helps us a lot that we are used to their offense." Washington said "We've played them once before.  We've also seen their offensive coordinator (Dan Mullen) from last year at Mississippi State. That's like kind of playing them again, earlier. Auburn's offense is similar to that. Virginia Tech ran some similar things, like the shovel pass.  We played a couple of other teams here and there that did similar things to what Florida does. It's just experience."

The 2009 SEC Championship Game will kick off at 3 p.m. (CT) on Saturday and will be nationally televised by CBS Sports. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson will call the action from Atlanta. Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Barry Krauss will call the action for the Crimson Tide Sports Network. The game can be heard locally in Tuscaloosa on WFNN-FM (95.3).