Wednesday, March 12, 2003
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
For the Alabama football team, Wednesday's 24-period workout was a marked improvement in the eyes of Crimson Tide head coach Mike Price. In comments after Monday afternoon's spring practice session Price said the team "didn't win the national championship."
Asked the same question today Price said Wednesday's practice was a big improvement. "We came closer today. We did okay." Price pointed out senior wide receiver Triandos Luke as one player who really caught his eye. "He's looking to be the best wide receiver. He's the most fluid, smartest, and makes the best cuts. He looks to be the all-around receiver. He doesn't have as much speed as Zach (Fletcer) and he's not as strong as Dre (Fulgham), but he's probably as good as either of those guys. He might be our best receiver."
Price also said he thought the running backs ran well in today's practice. Price added that Roman Harper is one defensive back who's stepped forward this spring.
The defense was working without three defensive linemen again today, Ahmad Childress and Nautyn McKay-Loescher who were out with the flu and Anthony Bryant who did not practice after suffering a bruised tailbone in last Saturday's scrimmage.
Alabama continues the second week of spring practice with workouts on Friday and another scrimmage on Saturday. The weekday practices begin at 3:30 p.m., while Saturday's practice is tentatively set for 10 a.m.