Bama practices in full pads as Iron Bowl nears

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Alabama football team practiced in full pads for two-hours Tuesday afternoon in the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility.

"We have had a pretty good week so far," head coach Nick Saban said. "The players have had a good intensity and effort in what we are trying to get accomplished in practice. It has been different from a schedule standpoint but the practices have been spirited."

When both teams go to the air on Friday, incomplete passes and interceptions are not very likely. Auburn and Alabama are ranked second and third in the nation, respectively in passing efficiency. The Crimson Tide will look to break down the Auburn passing game via the interception. The Tide leads the nation in interceptions with 21 on the season.

Alabama and Auburn will square off in the 75th Iron Bowl, Friday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The game is set for a 1:40 p.m. CST kickoff and will be nationally televised by CBS with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson calling the action.