Tide continues prep for North Texas, Barron named Thorpe DB of Week

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Alabama continues preperations for its third game of the season against North Texas.(Courtesy:Alabama Athletic Media Relations)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The held a two-hour session on Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it continued to prepare for its upcoming game against North Texas. The and Mean Green will face off on Saturday, September 17, at 6:38 p.m. CT in Stadium.

“What we have tried to emphasize this week is getting better as a team,” Alabama head coach Nick said. “We need to eliminate some of the issues and problems and things that definitely need correcting. I think the players have worked hard this week to try and do that. The most important thing is creating good habits in the way you practice. There is no switch to turn on when the game comes. That is really important.”

Earlier in the day, senior safety was named the Defensive Back of the Week following his performance in Alabama’s 27-11 win at State. Barron accumulated seven total tackles in addition to an and fumble recovery. He was also named the Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts versus the Nittany Lions.

Saturday’s game will air on Fox South. Bob Rathbun will serve as the play-by-play announcer, with Tim Couch at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Kristina Akra.

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