Dec. 21, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The Alabama football team remained in training camp mode as it practiced for two hours in the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice facility, Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson Tide continued to work on fundamentals as the 2012 BCS National Championship game is 20 days away.
"We have had good work for three days now," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "As we told the players when we got started, because of the amount of time we had off, it was going to be a lot like fall camp getting started. They would get sore. They would get tired, and they would have to work their way through that. I am pleased with the progress we have made and pleased with the work that we have gotten done. I am also really pleased with the attitude the players have had to try and get it done."
The game will feature two of the top defenses in the country as Alabama checks into the bowl season ranked number one in all five defensive categories. LSU closely follows ranked either second or third in all five categories.
The BCS National Championship game will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN with Brent Musberger on play-by-play, Kirk Herbstreit as the color analyst and Tom Rinaldi and Erin Andrews reporting from the sideline.