Tide Continues Work for Colorado

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ?? The University of Alabama football team worked for two hours Thursday afternoon as preparations continue for its Dec. 30 PetroSun Independence Bowl game with Colorado.

The Crimson Tide worked in full pads and conducted its normal Tuesday practice, working The Crimson Tide working on regular first-and-10, second and long, goal line and short-yardage situations on Thursday.

The Tide began the week with four preseason camp-type practices before installing the game plan for Colorado on Wednesday. 

“Practice is going well,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.  “We started yesterday like it was a Monday after we had four fundamental-type, camp-like practices, kind of like starting all over. Today was like a Tuesday practice which is full bore on what the other team and what they like to do.”

Saban emphasized the importance of this week’s practice and said that Colorado was a very hard team to prepare for.

“I will say this; this is a very difficult team to prepare for,” Saban added.  “They are very athletic up front on defense.  They do a really good job in terms of how they defend people.  Offensively, they are by far, the most multiples we have seen all year long, in terms of formations, adjustments, personnel groups and types of gadget plays. 

“So, this is definitely, and it seems like when you start getting a feel for one of their games, they do something a little bit different and they have a little bit different wrinkle for every game that they have played.  Many times this year that has caught the other team off guard.  That is probably good on their part and it is certainly good, relative to the coaching staff and what they do with their players and how their players go out and execute that all the time.  It’s going to be a real key for us to be able to adjust.”

Saban also noted that sophomore return specialist Javier Arenas (Tampa, Fla.) has been practicing this week and is hopeful he will return to action against the Buffaloes.  Arenas suffered a high ankle sprain against UL Monroe on Nov. 17 and missed the Auburn game on Nov. 24.

Saban also said that sophomore Justin Woodall (Oxford, Miss.) suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday’s practice but the injury was not serious.

Alabama will practice two more time this week before taking a two-day holiday break.  The Crimson Tide will practice at 2 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday, before taking Sunday and Monday off.  The team will report to Shreveport on Christmas afternoon and hold its first practice at Independence Bowl Stadium Christmas night.

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The Crimson Tide worked in full pads and conducted its normal Tuesday practice, working The Crimson Tide working on regular first-and-10, second and long, goal line and short-yardage situations on Thursday.

The Tide began the week with four preseason camp-type practices before installing the game plan for Colorado on Wednesday. 

“Practice is going well,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.  “We started yesterday like it was a Monday after we had four fundamental-type, camp-like practices, kind of like starting all over. Today was like a Tuesday practice which is full bore on what the other team and what they like to do.”

Saban emphasized the importance of this week’s practice and said that Colorado was a very hard team to prepare for.

“I will say this; this is a very difficult team to prepare for,” Saban added.  “They are very athletic up front on defense.  They do a really good job in terms of how they defend people.  Offensively, they are by far, the most multiples we have seen all year long, in terms of formations, adjustments, personnel groups and types of gadget plays. 

“So, this is definitely, and it seems like when you start getting a feel for one of their games, they do something a little bit different and they have a little bit different wrinkle for every game that they have played.  Many times this year that has caught the other team off guard.  That is probably good on their part and it is certainly good, relative to the coaching staff and what they do with their players and how their players go out and execute that all the time.  It’s going to be a real key for us to be able to adjust.”

Saban also noted that sophomore return specialist Javier Arenas (Tampa, Fla.) has been practicing this week and is hopeful he will return to action against the Buffaloes.  Arenas suffered a high ankle sprain against UL Monroe on Nov. 17 and missed the Auburn game on Nov. 24.

Saban also said that sophomore Justin Woodall (Oxford, Miss.) suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday’s practice but the injury was not serious.

Alabama will practice two more time this week before taking a two-day holiday break.  The Crimson Tide will practice at 2 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday, before taking Sunday and Monday off.  The team will report to Shreveport on Christmas afternoon and hold its first practice at Independence Bowl Stadium Christmas night.

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