Alabama prepares for LSU

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team practiced for 90-minutes in shells (shorts, shoulder pads, and helmets) Thursday at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.  It was the Crimson Tide's final practice before Saturday's SEC Western Division showdown with LSU in Baton Rouge.  

"LSU is a very, very good team, a very talented team and a very well-coached team," head coach Nick Saban said. "They have good size and speed as a team on both sides of the ball, play very physical up front and have very good skill players."

"It's a great challenge for us, but that's the fun of it," Saban added.  "Hopefully our players are all willing and ready to give their best at this time of the year, which will be most critical."

The Tide worked on special teams Thursday while polishing the game plan for Saturday's game.  The Alabama kickoff team will look to continue its solid play on kickoff returns, ranking second in the Southeastern Conference and fifth nationally at 26 yards per return. 

The game is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on CBS.  
INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletic Department