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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday update: Powers, Dunn will play

We only got head coach Tommy Tuberville today in the last media availability before the team departs for West Virginia via Pittsburgh tomorrow. Here's the quick version
  • Injured cornerback Jerraud Powers (hamstring) and wide receiver Robert Dunn (ankle) will play. Tuberville said Powers is still not full speed but should be able to give it a go. Dunn will return punts in addition to playing on offense.
  • Freshman DB T'Sharvan Bell, a quarterback in high school, has played Pat White on the scout team this week. "Really gave us a good look," Tuberville said. "Hhelped us defensively because he's quick, can run. We're going to have to do a good job in the open field on both the quarterback and running back." Bell, who broke his foot during the summer, is redshirting this season.
  • Tuberville talked a little bit about the logistical problems of a Thursday night game (missing class, switching practice schedules, etc.). "It's just your consistency of what you normally do," he said. "When you tried to have Tuesday was Monday, yesterday was Wednesday, today's Thursday. We'll have the meeting tonight with travel squad. You try to keep it all the same, but it's really hard to do that."
  • Here's ESPN's announcing lineup for Thursday: Rece Davis on play-by-play and Mark May and Lou Holtz as analysts. Let's hope Sweet Lou avoids any historical references during the game. Fear not, though. ESPN is sending Erin Andrews to be the sideline reporter. And if you think me mentioning that and posting a picture on this blog post is a blatant way to drive Web traffic, you are absolutely correct.

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