Thursday, March 11, 2004
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team worked out for just over two hours at Thomas-Drew Field in Tuscaloosa Thursday in its 11th of 15 allotted spring practices.
"We had a little two-minute work today," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said. "It was the first day doing that and it was good to get the basics, the mechanics of that down.
"We did it once with offensive and defensive line, then again (without the line) so Brodie (Croyle) and Spencer (Pennington) can get some work. It's good just to introduce it."
Alabama also had Pro day at its facility earlier on Thursday, where several former Tide players worked out in various drills and tests in front of scouts from most National Football League teams. Players were tested in the vertical and broad jump, 40-yard dash and shuttle runs, as well as in position-specific drills.
The Crimson Tide squad will be off on Friday before taking part in its second scrimmage Saturday morning at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Saturday's scrimmage will take on a similar format as last week, with 7-on-7 and special teams work mixed in with 11-on-11 live plays. Shula previewed what he and his staff will be looking for Saturday morning.
"The scrimmage Saturday will be a lot like it was last Saturday," he said, "just getting some guys repetitions like Marc Guillon, Tim Castille at halfback, and we'll look at the two young outside linebackers a little more, Demarcus Waldrop and Terrence Jones. We'll see how Charlie Peprah does at the safety position and Ramzee Robinson at corner position."