October 5, 2006

Practice Report: Knight out for Duke game

The Tide capped off a solid week of practice Thursday that left head coach Mike Shula optimistic about his team's chances of breaking its two-game losing streak this weekend against 0-4 Duke.

"We had our Thursday practice and it went pretty well," Shula said. "Guys are moving around good and getting a better feel for what we'll be running against Duke. We're going to have to be ready for all the stuff we've seen from them on tape. We know they like to blitz defensively and our defense will need to be alert against their offense for some misdirection plays."

"We've practiced really well this week and it's going to show up on Saturday."

Injuries and Notes

* Defensive end Ezekial Knight was held out of practice again Thursday and continues to undergo testing regarding his unspecified injury.

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