Tide lands in NOLA, begins final prep

Published 12:03 am Thursday, January 5, 2012

Alabama’s football team arrived Wednesday in New Orleans to begin final preparations for the All-State BCS National Championship game next Monday night.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide will play No. 1 LSU in a re-match from the Nov. 5 regular-season contest, where the Tigers won 9-6 in over time.

The team flew down to New Orleans International Airport, where Tide head coach Nick Saban gave a press conference to the awaiting media.

The ball game will be telivised live on ESPN and ESPNHD at 8:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 9.