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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
An inside look at the Alabama Crimson Tide

By Chris Low

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Now, it’s Alabama’s turn.

ESPN went inside Tuesday with LSU’s football program leading up to Saturday night's epic showdown with Alabama. On Wednesday, the ESPN cameras will do the same with Alabama’s program.

You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the players, coaches and some of the support staff as we all count down to what’s being billed as the biggest SEC regular-season game in history.

ESPN's Tom Rinaldi started the morning off by riding into work with Alabama coach Nick Saban, and they arrived a little before 7:30 a.m.

Saban was loose, but firm, and in vintage fashion, completely ready for anything and everything he was asked.

And sure enough, as soon as the short hit with the television cameras was over, he poked his head out of his office to let his secretary know that he was ready for his defensive coaches. Within seconds, they started showing up to the conference room carrying large notebooks.

I’ll be hanging around the Mal Moore Athletic Complex all day bringing you updates and painting the picture of what goes on game week in these parts.

And let’s face it. This isn’t just any game week.

You can follow all the updates on ESPN and ESPN.com on the SEC blog.