Week of December 12 - 18 Off Week



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Week of December 2 - 9 Off Week

The Alabama football team was heavily represented on the Walter Camp All-America Teams, which was announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide had four players earn first team honors while an additional two garnered second team accolades. The six selections were the most of any program. On the first team offense was junior running back Trent Richardson and junior offensive lineman Barrett Jones. On the defensive side was junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and senior safety Mark Barron. Senior center William Vlachos and senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw earned second team honors. Richardson, a native of Pensacola, Fla., is fifth in the nation in rushing yards per game, averaging 131.92, and has scored 23 touchdowns this season, ranking him fifth in scoring at 11.5 points per game.

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Tuesday, November 29 Off Week



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Monday, November 28 Off Week



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Saturday, November 26 Game 12 at Auburn



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Friday, November 25 Game 12 at Auburn



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Wednesday, November 23 Game 12 at Auburn

The Alabama football team returned outdoors and practiced for two hours in full pads, Wednesday afternoon. The Crimson Tide continued its preparations for the rival Auburn Tigers as the Iron Bowl looms just three days away.

"We have had a couple of hard work days at practice," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "It is a great opportunity for our team this Saturday against a very good Auburn team on the road. There is a lot at stake out there."

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Tuesday, November 22 Game 12 at Auburn

The Alabama football team headed indoors due to inclement weather and practiced for two hours in full pads, Tuesday afternoon in the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

"Practice has been going well," junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "We stepped it up today with our tempo and mental intensity, so I felt like we took a step in the right direction. It is going to be a hard fought game so everyone is taking care of business in the training room and in film."

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Monday, November 21 Game 12 at Auburn

The second-ranked Alabama football team held a two-hour practice on Monday in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it begins preparations for the 76th installment of the Iron Bowl against Auburn. The Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

"We have a very, very big game this weekend," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "This is one of the greatest rivalries in college football. I certainly have a tremendous amount of respect for Auburn and their team and what they've been able to accomplish this year."

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Saturday, November 19 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern

The No. 3-ranked Alabama football team defeated the Georgia Southern Eagles, 45-21, before a sellout crowd of 101,821 on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium. With the win, Alabama improves to 10-1 on the season while Georgia Southern falls to 9-2. Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards on 32 carries, scoring three touchdowns on the day, while sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, completing 14-of-19 passes. Senior tight end Brad Smelley caught four passes for a career-high 58 yards and two touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.

"In my opinion that was a good win for us," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "That's a good little team we played out there today. When I say little team, I don't mean literally. Those guys played hard and played with a lot of toughness. I think it was really important that our offense did a fantastic job of controlling the ball. They were always able to answer the bell and do a really a good job of not allowing them to have the ball. The time of possession was really good for us. I was really pleased with the way we competed. We played a lot better in the second half than we did the first. We did a good job on third down to keep the drives going. We always answered when we needed to."

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Friday, November 18 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern



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Thursday, November 17 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern



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Wednesday, November 16 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern

The football team returned outdoors for a two hour practice in full pads, Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. The Crimson Tide continues preparation for its last home game of the season.

"This is a really challenging preparation, especially for our defense, playing against an offense we have never really played against before," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We have really worked hard to try to get the repetitions we need to be able to do the things that we need to do to stop these guys. They play hard, play tough and execute really well, which is why they have had so much success."

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Tuesday, November 15 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern

The Alabama football team continued preparations for this week's game with a two-hour practice session at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility, on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1 SEC) and Eagles (9-1, 7-1 SoCon) will meet on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. CT, in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"Our approach every week never changes," sophomore running back Eddie Lacy said. "We go out to play to win. Every team is going to get our best effort."

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Monday, November 14 Game 11 vs Georgia Southern

The football team held a two hour practice on Monday in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it began to prepare for this week's game against NCAA Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse Georgia Southern. The Crimson Tide and Eagles will meet on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"We need to have the proper respect for who we're playing, and how they do what they do," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We also need to understand that it's not about them; it's really about us and what our goals are in what we're doing. It really doesn't matter who we're playing against. If you put it in baseball terms, you're in the seventh or eighth inning and you're up to the plate and the game's tied and you have a guy on base. It really doesn't matter who is pitching. It's all about you doing the best you can as a hitter. That's kind of where we are as a team right now. We've got to focus on being led by the goals and things that this team has an opportunity to accomplish and technically do a good job of getting our players ready to play in this game."

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Saturday, November 12 Game 10 at Mississippi State

The Alabama Crimson Tide posted a 24-7 victory on Saturday night over the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium to move to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference, while the Bulldogs dip to 5-5 on the season and 1-5 versus league foes.

Junior running back Trent Richardson notched his seventh 100-plus rushing yard game of the season, finishing with a game-high 127 yards on the ground. Richardson's performance against the Bulldogs moved him into Alabama's top 10 in career rushing attempts as well as its single-season rushing yards list. Sophomore running back Eddie Lacyalso had a big game, finishing with 96 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.

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Friday, November 11 Game 10 at Mississippi State



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Thursday, November 10 Game 10 at Mississippi State



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Wednesday, November 9 Game 10 at Mississippi State

The football team continued its preparations for divisional foe Mississippi State by practicing for two hours in full pads, Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

"We had a pretty good day's work out there today," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "I am glad to see the players bouncing back to respond to what happened, and that they are looking forward to what they can accomplish in the future. The things we need to focus on are playing well and what we can control. We need to finish strong in the next three games of this season."

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Tuesday, November 8 Game 10 at Mississippi State

The football team held a two-hour practice session in full pads on Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as the Crimson Tide continued to prepare for Saturday's game at Mississippi State. Kickoff is set for 6:45 p.m. CT in David-Wade Stadium.

"Practice has been good this week," said junior offensive lineman Chance Warmack. "We are focusing on Mississippi State and everything they have to offer. They are a real physical team that plays until the whistle blows."

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Monday, November 7 Game 10 at Mississippi State

The football team practiced for two hours on Monday in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it begins preparations for this week's game at Mississippi State. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will kick off Saturday, November 12, at 6:45 p.m. CT in Davis-Wade Stadium.

"We're playing against a very good team this week," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "Regardless of what their record is, they've only lost to ranked teams. They've lost to ranked teams in close games. They've got a very good defensive team, and they move the ball on everybody they have played against very effectively. They have a lot of starters back from last year and a lot of experience. That's what we're focusing on, and that's what we're looking forward to."

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Saturday, November 5 Game 9 vs LSU



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Friday, November 4 Game 9 vs LSU



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Thursday, November 3 Game 9 vs LSU

The second-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for top-ranked LSU on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on fundamentals while working to perfect the game plan and get significant repetitions on special teams.

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Wedesday, November 2 Game 9 vs LSU

The football team returned to the field for a two-hour session on Wednesday in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it reached the midway point of its preparation week for LSU. Saturday's game will kick off at 7 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium and will air on CBS.

"We have had a pretty good week this week," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "I think the players have been able to stay focused on the things we have tried to emphasize each day and really tried to keep their routine pretty constant. I think it is critical, in games like this, that from this time on, the mental practice, focus and preparation are really important in terms of being able to play well and being ready to play when the game comes."

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Tuesday, November 1 Game 9 vs LSU

The football team practiced for two hours in full pads on Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, focusing on this week's game against LSU. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

For the second time this season, the Crimson Tide will be featured on CBS during its primetime television slot with this game airing nationally on the network. Verne Lundquist will serve as the play-by-play announcer, Gary Danielson as the color analyst and Tracy Wolfson as the sideline reporter.

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Monday, October 31 Game 9 vs LSU

The second-ranked football team returned to the field on Monday with a two-hour practice in shells at the Thompson-Drew Practice Fields as it began preparations for Saturday's game against No. 1 LSU. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium with game airing on CBS.

"I think that everybody out there probably thinks that there is some special formula or some special magic that, when you play in games like this, that you go do different things to get ready for the game," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban, "The most important thing is that you prepare for the game and that your players are focused on playing their best football, knowing that they are going to play against good football players and a good football team."

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Saturday, October 29 Game 9 vs LSU



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Friday, October 28 Game 9 vs LSU



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Thursday, October 27 Game 9 vs LSU



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Wednesday, October 26 Game 9 vs LSU

The football team held its second practice of the bye week on Wednesday with a two-hour session in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

The Crimson Tide will have an additional practice this week on Thursday before beginning preparations for LSU on Monday. Kickoff for Alabama's game against the Tigers on Saturday, November 5, is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on CBS.

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Tuesday, October 25 Game 9 vs LSU

The football team held a two-hour practice in shorts and shoulder pads, its first of the bye week, on Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

"The goal of what we were trying to do today and do tomorrow is improving our deficiencies as a team," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We make a quality control list of everything that we want to try to work on at every position and also with individual players and things they need to improve on. Today's practice was quite a bit of kicking game and some special situations, but more like a Monday practice for us. Tomorrow we will work on fundamentals."

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Monday, October 24 Game 9 vs LSU

Seven Alabama players were recognized for their outstanding play by the coaching staff following the Crimson Tide's 37-6 victory Saturday night over Tennessee as announced by head coach Nick Saban. Wide receiver Marquis Maze and offensive guard Alfred McCullough were named players of the week on offense while linebackers Dont'a Hightower, Nico Johnson and Courtney Upshaw represented the defense. On special teams, Hardie Buck and Cade Foster were selected.

Maze led all receivers with five catches for 106 yards. It was the second 100-yard game of Maze's career and he is now seventh on the all-time UA receiving list with 1,699 yards. He had a 69-yard catch in the game, which was his longest of the season and the second longest of his career. McCullough stepped in for an injured Anthony Steen at right guard and answered with the highest grade on the Alabama offense line in the victory over the Volunteers. The senior had no penalties, no sacks, no pressures and no missed assignments as the Crimson Tide offense totaled 437 yards.

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Saturday, October 22 Game 8 vs tennessee

Sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron passed for a career-high 284 yards and two touchdowns as the No. 2 Alabama football team defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 37-6 before a crowd of 101,821 on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide improves to 8-0, including a 4-0 mark in Southeastern Conference play, while Tennessee falls to 3-4 and 0-4 in the SEC.

Alabama scored 34 unanswered points in the second half to seize control of a game that was tied at six going into halftime.

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Friday, October 21 Game 8 vs tennessee

The second-ranked Alabama football team held its final full-scale practice on Thursday before Tennessee comes to town this weekend with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The SEC showdown with the Volunteers is the last of eight straight games before the season's only bye week Oct. 29. Alabama has had a good week of practice leading up to the annual `Third Week in October' game against Tennessee.

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Thursday, October 20 Game 8 vs tennessee

The second-ranked Alabama football team held its final full-scale practice on Thursday before Tennessee comes to town this weekend with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The SEC showdown with the Volunteers is the last of eight straight games before the season's only bye week Oct. 29. Alabama has had a good week of practice leading up to the annual `Third Week in October' game against Tennessee.

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Wednesday, October 19 Game 8 vs tennessee

The football team continued its preparation for rival Tennessee as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads, Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

"This is one of the best, well-coached teams in the passing game that we play," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "They ran the ball effectively last week and ran the ball on us last year. I have a lot of respect for this football team, and I think they are playing a lot better on defense."

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Tuesday, October 18 Game 8 vs tennessee

The football team held a two-hour session that began at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields and ended in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Tuesday with the focus set on Saturday's game against Tennessee. Kickoff is slated for 6:21 p.m. CT at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"They (Tennessee) are going to bring their `A' game, said junior defensive back Robert Lester. "Of course, we are going to bring ours too, so this is going to be a great game. They are a physical team. There is no better game to play in than a rivalry game. The atmosphere is going to be crazy, and I am looking forward to it."

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Monday, October 17 Game 8 vs tennessee

The football team held its first practice of the week on Monday as it begins to prepare for its game with Tennessee with a two-hour session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. The Crimson Tide will host the Volunteers on Saturday, October 22, at 6:21 p.m. CT.

"I think that this game coming up is a game that's really important from a tradition standpoint to the University of Alabama," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "It's important to a lot of people around here. Rivalry games are always games that you have to be ready for. Derek (Dooley) has done a really good job with this team. They have had some misfortune this year in terms of personnel, but they are really doing a good job, I think, with the players that they have in every phase of the game."

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Saturday, October 15 Game 7 at Ole miss

Running back Trent Richardson rushed for a career-high 183 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide to a convincing 52-7 victory over Mississippi on Saturday before a crowd of 61,792 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. With the victory, Alabama improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference action, while Mississippi dropped to 2-4 overall, 0-3 in the SEC.

The 52 points scored by Alabama is the most by the Crimson Tide in an SEC game since a 59-28 victory over Vanderbilt on September 29, 1990. Richardson scored on runs of 8, 7, 8 and 76 yards in the game while moving into 10th place on the Alabama career rushing yards list with 2,363 yards. The Alabama defense limited Mississippi to 141 total yards in the game and smothered the Rebels offense after allowing a touchdown just 2:32 into the game.

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Friday, October 14 Game 7 at Ole miss



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Thursday, October 13 Game 7 at Ole miss

The second-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for a road trip to Mississippi on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on special teams while putting the finishing touches on the game plan for the Rebels, who enter the game with a 2-3 overall record and a 0-2 mark in Southeastern Conference play.

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Wednesday, October 12 Game 7 at Ole miss

The football team continued its preparations for its road matchup with Mississippi by practicing for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, Wednesday afternoon.

"We've had a good week so far of work," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "This is always a difficult preparation in terms of the kind of offense and eight-man front defense they play. We have always had tough games with these guys. I think our players have been focused. It is always challenging to play on the road in the SEC or wherever you play. I think these guys have a talented team that we need to be ready for."

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Tuesday, October 11 Game 7 at Ole miss

The football team held its second practice of the week with a two-hour session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it continues to work towards Saturday's game at Mississippi. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. CT in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

"Mississippi is always a physical team," said senior center William Vlachos. "They always play us very close. The last couple of years we have only averaged about 22 points against them on offense, so that is something we need to correct. I think, with the game being at their place, it is going to be a challenge. We are looking forward to another tough challenge and another SEC game on the road."

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Monday, October 10 Game 7 at Ole miss

The football team held a two-hour practice session on Monday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it begins preparations for this week's game at Mississippi. The Crimson Tide and Rebels are slated to kick off Saturday at 5 p.m. CT in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

"This is going to be a very challenging game for us," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We've had some really tough games with these guys over the years. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Houston Nutt and the kind of coach that he is and the way he utilizes the personnel that he has."

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Saturday, October 8 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt

Sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns while junior running back Trent Richardson ran for 107 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown as the No. 2 Alabama football team defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 34-0 on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide improves to 6-0 overall (3-0 in the SEC) while Vanderbilt falls to 3-2 and 0-2 versus SEC opponents.

Senior wide receiver Marquis Maze set a new career-high with nine catches on the day, totaling 93 yards, while redshirt freshman receiver DeAndrew White hauled in three receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. The Crimson Tide defense held Vanderbilt to 190 total yards, including just 48 in the second half. Moreover, Alabama recorded two interceptions and did not allow the Commodores to cross midfield after halftime.

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Friday, October 7 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt



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Thursday, October 6 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt

The second-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for Vanderbilt on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on fundamentals while working to perfect the game plan and get significant repetitions on special teams.

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Wednesday, October 5 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt

The football team continued its preparations for its homecoming matchup with Vanderbilt by practicing for two hours in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, Wednesday afternoon.

"Vanderbilt is a much more challenging opponent than people might think," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "They are 3-1, and they have one of the best turnover margins in the country. They play really well on defense and have done a really good job of scoring points on offense with the players they have and the things they do. It is going to be very challenging for us in this game."

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Tuesday, October 4 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt

The No. 2/3 Alabama football team held a two-hour practice on Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it continued preparing for this week's matchup against Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide and Commodores are slated to kickoff Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium at 6 p.m. CT.

"We want to get better every week," said junior defensive back Robert Lester. "If there is something we struggled on, we want to make sure that is something we accomplish the next week. We never want anything we are doing well to start slacking off. We just keep looking for ways to get better."

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Monday, October 3 Game 6 vs Vanderbilt



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Saturday, October 1 Game 5 at Florida

Junior running back Trent Richardson rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries, both of which were career highs, as the No. 3/2 Alabama football team took down No. 12/12 Florida 38-10 Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide remains undefeated on the season at 5-0 overall and 2-0 against Southeastern Conference opponents, while the Gators fall to 4-1 overall and 2-1 versus league foes.

Alabama held Florida to 15 rushing yards for the game, 244 yards shy of its season average. The Tide collected 366 total yards of offense in the game compared to the Gators' 222 yards. During head coach Nick Saban's 59-game tenure, the Alabama defense has now limited its opponents to less than 300 yards of total offense on 34 occasions and has not allowed more than 251 yards this season.

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Friday, September 30 Game 5 at Florida



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Thursday, September 29 Game 5 at Florida

The third-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for its SEC road opener at Florida on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on fine-tuning the game plan, while working on special teams and continuing to stress fundamentals with its toughest test of the young season ahead on Saturday.

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Wednesday, September 28 Game 5 at Florida

The football team continued its preparations for its road matchup with No. 12 Florida by practicing for two hours in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields, Wednesday afternoon.

"This is certainly a very challenging opportunity for our players," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "Florida, obviously, has a very good team. They are making a lot of big plays on people running the ball and in the passing game. Their defense has played probably as well as anybody we have seen all year."

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Tuesday, September 27 Game 5 at Florida

The No. 3/2 football team held a two-hour practice session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Tuesday as it continued to work on its game plan for Saturday's contest at Florida. The Crimson Tide and Gators will kickoff at 7 p.m. CT on CBS.

"I am looking forward to going down to Florida and playing in The Swamp," said sophomore defensive back Dee Milliner. "We are going to go in and try and do our best and compete."

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Monday, September 26 Game 5 at Florida

The No. 3/2 football team practiced for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields on Monday as it began preparations for Saturday's game at No. 12/12 Florida. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

"This is a challenge for our team, a great opportunity for our team to play probably one of the best teams in our league, and no doubt in one of the most difficult places to play and a program that has great tradition," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "This is a great opportunity, and I want our players to focus on what they need to do to play well. These guys have great players; we've got great players. Everybody needs to focus on what they need to do to play well."

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Saturday, September 24 Game 4 vs Arkansas

The No. 2 ranked Alabama football team defeated No. 12 Arkansas 38-14 before a sold-out crowd of 101,821 Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. With the win the Crimson Tide improves to 4-0 (1-0 SEC) on the season while the Razorbacks fall to 3-1 (0-1 SEC).

Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson racked up 211 total yards on the day (126 rushing, 85 receiving) including a touchdown reception, while sophomore quarterback AJ McCarron finished the game 15-of-20 for 200 yards and two touchdown passes. Senior wide receiver Marquis Maze added an 83-yard punt return for a score in addition to five catches for 40 yards.

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Friday, September 23 Game 4 vs Arkansas



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Thursday, September 22 Game 4 vs Arkansas

The third-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for its SEC opener against Arkansas on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on fine tuning the game plan, while working on special teams and continuing to pound home fundamentals with its toughest test of the young season ahead on Saturday. Alabama's ability to find success against an experienced Arkansas defense will be a key factor.

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Wednesday, September 21 Game 4 vs Arkansas

The football team returned outdoors as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. No. 3/2 Alabama continued its preparations for its Southeastern Conference opener against No. 14/12 Arkansas.

"We have had a couple good work days," said head coach Nick Saban. "This is a difficult preparation. It is an important challenge for our team starting conference play against a very good team. I like the attention to detail that our players have, and I like the way they have worked for two or three days this week trying to get ready for this game."

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Tuesday, September 20 Game 4 vs Arkansas

The No. 3/2 Alabama football team continued preparations for its Southeastern Conference opener against No. 14/12 Arkansas on Tuesday with a two-hour practice session at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility. The Crimson Tide and Razorbacks are slated to kick off on Saturday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"For us, this is a very big game," said senior linebacker Jerrell Harris. "This is a very big challenge for us. I think going into this week the preparation for us has been a little bit more focused. We are practicing as hard as we can to get ready for the game."

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Monday, September 19 Game 4 vs Arkansas

The No. 3/2 Alabama football team got back to work on Monday with a two-hour practice session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it gears up to take on No. 14/12 Arkansas in its Southeastern Conference opener. The Crimson Tide and Razorbacks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, September 24, in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"Arkansas has a really good football team," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "Bobby [Petrino] has done a great job there. Each and every year, they have made improvement as a team in terms of their total team. This year, in all phases, they may be the best team that they've been, when you take everything into consideration."

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Saturday, September 17 Game 3 vs North Texas

The No. 2 Alabama football team dominated North Texas on both sides of the football Saturday night en route to a 41-0 victory before 101,821 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide totaled 586 yards on offense as junior running back Trent Richardson and sophomore running back Eddie Lacy both notched new career-high rushing marks. Richardson finished the game with 167 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns, while Lacy added 161 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.

The Alabama defense held the Mean Green to just 91 total yards, including just 68 yards rushing. The Tide will host Arkansas next Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 (CST) and the game will be televised by CBS.

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Friday, September 16 Game 3 vs North Texas



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Thursday, September 15 Game 3 vs North Texas

The second-ranked Alabama football team wrapped up the biggest portion of its preparations for North Texas on Thursday with a 90-minute workout in shells inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

The Crimson Tide focused on fine tuning the game plan, while working on special teams and continuing to pound home fundamentals.

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Wednesday, September 14 Game 3 vs North Texas

The football team held a two-hour session on Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it continued to prepare for its upcoming game against North Texas. The Crimson Tide and Mean Green will face off on Saturday, September 17, at 6:38 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Earlier in the day, senior safety Mark Barron was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week following his performance in Alabama's 27-11 win at Penn State. Barron accumulated seven total tackles in addition to an interception and fumble recovery. He was also named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts versus the Nittany Lions.

Saturday's game will air on Fox Sports South. Bob Rathbun will serve as the play-by-play announcer, with Tim Couch at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Kristina Akra.

The full-game broadcast of the Crimson Tide's victory over Penn State is available for free under TideBits.

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Tuesday, September 13 Game 3 vs North Texas

The football team continued work on its game plan for North Texas on Tuesday afternoon as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. Alabama will take on the Mean Green on Saturday, September 17, at 6:38 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"Physically we have improved a good bit," said senior center William Vlachos. "We still have a ways to go. Coach Saban made a point to us that all good teams are going to show a lot of improvement between week one and week two, and we did that. We certainly have a long ways to go, but if we keep practicing and staying on task, we will get there."

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Monday, September 12 Game 3 vs North Texas



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Saturday, September 10 Game 2 at Penn State

The No. 3 football team (2-0) came away with a 27-11 victory over the 23rd-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (1-1) on Saturday at Beaver Stadium before a crowd of 107,846. The Crimson Tide had 359 yards of total offense, 194 rushing and 165 receiving, while the defense forced a pair of fumbles and collected one interception in the game.

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Friday, September 9 Game 2 at Penn State



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Thursday, September 8 Game 2 at Penn State



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Wednesday, September 7 Game 2 at Penn State

The Alabama football team returned outdoors as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads, Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

"We really are trying to get our team prepared to play on the road and psychologically have what it takes to stay focused when you play on the road against good teams," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "This is going to be a real challenge and a test of maturity. We are playing against a very good team."

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Tuesday, September 6 Game 2 at Penn State

The Alabama football team continued preparation for Saturday's game against Penn State indoors on Tuesday for two hours at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

We followed the Offensive Lineman and Wide Receivers in today's practice. You can see the Receivers practice in today's feature video. The Offensive Line seemed to have a very intense practice today. You can see them practice under TideBits.

For TideTV subscribers, the Kent State edition of the Nick Saban Show is posted under today's TideBits.

Prior to Tuesday's practice session, the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll was announced, which featured Tide wide receiver/return specialist Marquis Maze. Maze had eight receptions, a personal best, for 118 yards and one touchdown in Alabama's 48-7 victory over Kent State. The senior added eight punt returns for 96 yards and returned a kickoff for 39 yards for a total of 253 all-purpose yards.

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Monday, September 5 Game 2 at Penn State

The football team practiced for two hours at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility on Monday afternoon as heavy rains pushed the Crimson Tide inside.

Coach Saban announced the players of the week today. Check out the feature above to see who the coaches selected as their players of the week.

Alabama's next matchup is with No. 25 Penn State, which will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, September 10. Saturday's game will be broadcast on ABC with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe calling the action. This will be the Tide's first appearance in Beaver Stadium since the 1989 season where Alabama earned a 17-16 victory. To see the highlights from this game, check out this Saturday's vault on the 1989 game known as "The Block"

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Saturday, September 3 Game 1 vs Kent State

The No. 2 Alabama football team opened the 2011 season with a 48-7 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes before a sold-out crowd of 101,821 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Crimson Tide piled up 482 yards of total offense while the defense limited Kent State to just 90 total yards, including minus nine yards rushing.

Click on today's feature for the post-game analysis of today's victory with Phil Savage of the Crimson Tide Sports Network radio broadcast team. Also, we have First off the field interviews with C.J. Mosley and Barrett Jones in today's TideBits. We also caught up with, current Kansas City Chief star, Javier Arenas. His sideline interview is available under TideBits, as well.

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Friday, September 2 Game 1 vs Kent State

In today's Quick Hits, Phil Savage joins us to give his "Keys to Victory" for Alabama.

Phil does a lot of scouting and research in preparation for his role in the radio broadcast of the game. Phil is also a scout for the Philadelphia Eagles. Check out what he says are the Keys to an Alabama victory.

After tomorrow's game, we'll have the Post-Game Analysis with Phil Savage. At midnight tonight, TideTV subscribers can see the new 2011 Football intro before anyone else.

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Thursday, September 1 Game 1 vs Kent State

The Alabama football team practiced in shells for the final time on Thursday before opening the 2011 season against Kent State on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide worked for 90 minutes inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility as they put the finishing touches on the season's first game plan. Saturday's kickoff is slated for 11:21 a.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.

Get a sneak peek at the 2011 Starting Lineups video in today's feature. Also tomorrow night, TideTV subscribers can see the 2011 Football entrance video at midnight. This year's entrance video is special. If you're not a member of TideTV, join so you can see this year's brand new entrance video before everyone else.

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Wednesday, August 31 Game 1 vs Kent State

The Alabama football team returned outdoors to the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields for a two hour practice in shells, Wednesday afternoon, as the Crimson Tide continues preparation for its season opener against Kent State.

The Tide is ready to hit the field for the first game of the season. Hear how excited Trent Richardson is to get the season underway in his one-on-one interview under today's TideBits.

ESPN's Ivan Maisel is in town for a couple of days. Ivan was gracious enough to give us a one-on-one interview. Hear Ivan talk about who he picks to lead the SEC, his childhood growing up in Alabama, and if the Iron Bowl is college football's best rivalry.

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Tuesday, August 30 Game 1 vs Kent State

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team returned to the practice field today as they continued their preparation for the season opener against Kent State. For some Kent State players, Saturday will not be their first visit here. Not too long ago, several Kent State football players and administration made the trip to Tuscaloosa. During their visit, they helped rebuild a home in Holt among other ways of giving back. Check out today's feature video to see their visit and meeting with Coach Saban.

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Monday, August 29 Game 1 vs Kent State

The Alabama football team continued preparations for Saturday's season opener against Kent State with a two hour session in full pads on Monday afternoon on the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.

Junior transfer Duron Carter suited up in shorts and helmet for his first practice with the Crimson Tide on Monday. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native spent last season at Coffeyville Community College following his freshman year at Ohio State.

Check out action of Duron's first practice with the team in today's Wide Receiver Drills. Also, hear from Coach Saban and several players on transitioning from fall camp to game week.

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