Enough Has Been Said

The Alabama football team wrapped up a third straight day of practice without pads, and seemingly making it through the week of healing without a hitch. Head Coach Mike Shula was hopeful that many of the players listed as questionable are going to play Saturday.

Alabama will host Auburn in the final regular season game for both teams this Saturday afternoon and the game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports with a 2:34 p.m. (CT) kickoff.

"We had another good day today," Shula said. "We've had three real good days. Our guys have a good look in their eyes. There's a buzz around campus and a buzz in the locker room."

Shula addressed the Crimson Tide's injury situation and said that it looks like all of those banged up should be able to go against the Tigers.

"Personel-wise, I think all they guys that are questionable are all going to play," Shula said. "As far as Spencer (Pennington) goes, he is fine. He took just about every rep today. Marc (Guillon) had a few reps. Marc probably had more reps yesterday, so today we needed to get Spencer caught up a little bit."

"With the injuries that we have had and some of the close games and the ups and downs this year, our guys have really been solid," Shula said. "We've moved on to the next game, moved on to the next day, and they play the game that way too. We talk a lot about that, just playing one play at a time and that is what we are going to have to do again on Saturday."

"Hopefully (Clint Johnston) will be ready to go, we'll wait and see," he said.

"They are going to be certain plays made that are going to change momentum slightly, or maybe a lot," Shula said. We've got to take advantage of those opportunities and minimize the mistakes."

The Crimson Tide coach also noted that the mental work this week has been really good and that could play an important part in Saturday's regular-season finale.

"(The mental work) has been sharp," Shula added. "The guys have been pretty focused. We are getting more leadership out our upperclassmen, and we have had it all year, and we are going to need it for sure on Saturday. That is one of those things that gives you a chance."


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