It was probably the last time Alabama will see Joe Paterno on an opposing sideline; it was fitting that Alabama gave Paterno a send-off worthy of the old-school, smashmouth style of football represented in the two teams’ distinctly not-modern-at-all uniforms.
Several Parking Lots To Be Closed; Details for Off-Site Parking To Be Announced Thursday UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 7, 2011 – Heavy rain this week combined with predictions of continued rainfall into Friday have led to the closure of several grass parking lots near Penn State’s Beaver Stadium for Saturday’s football game against Alabama. Approximately 2,500 vehicles will be redirected to offsite parking lots; free shuttles will be provided to patrons parking in these areas. Beaver Stadium parking lots that are available will open Saturday at 8 a.m.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team returned outdoors as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads, Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields.
This is Alabama-Penn State at its historical finest, Joe Paterno against Nick Saban, old-style school vs. old-style school. The Nittany Lions would very much like to make amends for last year’s disappointing performance in Tuscaloosa, a game in which Penn State never really felt competitive.
The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations
The Predictions Dept. had a nice first week, stymied only by the Georgia Bulldogs, who somehow managed to find a way to play below expectations yet again.
While Auburn was busy getting shocked out of its socks against Utah State, Alabama was reading from a script against Kent State in Tuscaloosa Saturday.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban probably doesn’t want anyone to talk about Kent State as a “tune-up” opponent, but honesty demands the Golden Flashes be described as such. Kent State had an ineffective offense in 2010, but was one of the country’s best teams at defending the run.
This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
In Week 1, LSU and Oregon highlight the game schedule, with Georgia and Boise State not far behind. Most teams are facing weak sisters, however.