alabamastate.GIFMONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State University football team hit the practice field for their weekly Tuesday night practice session to begin preparations for their game at the University of Kentucky.

After watching film on the Wildcats, the Hornets coaching staff know they are going up against a big, strong and talented team on both sides of the ball.

“Of course they are in the SEC and they have two really big and really good defensive tackles,” Head Coach Reggie Barlow said.  “They have a defensive end who is an all conference player there and I think he just had his best game of the season (at Mississippi State).”

“On offense they play really fast and they have a kid we know about, Whitlow and another quarterback so it is a really good team.  I think the head coach there is in his first year there he is trying to establish his program and his philosophies.  He is playing some freshmen kids and some other kids that have been there that have done a good job for him so we have our work cut out.”

Everyone knows this game will be a game of a football championship series team, Alabama State, against a football bowl series team in Kentucky, and no one knows that better than the players.

“I walk around our complex and I’m a good listener, and I hear these guys talk about I could have went here or could have gone here or to all these schools and now we get a really good opportunity to see how you measure up against SEC guys,” Barlow said.

“It’s the mind set or the approach of this is a great opportunity to see how you measure up, to have an opportunity to play against an SEC school.  It’s never happened here at ASU and we are making history in that regard.  I think the guys will be excited about seeing how we can measure up against a team from the SEC.”

The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on CSS.  The game can also be listened to on WVAS FM 90.7 beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information


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