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Tide Football Completes 11th Spring Workout


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Alabama football team worked out for just over two hours this afternoon in full pads as they completed their 11th workout of the spring season.

"I thought it was a good practice overall, good effort and much better execution," said head coach Mike Shula. "We did a little Â`move the ball' at the end. I thought John Parker Wilson had a good day and the offensive line did a better job today."

Shula also pointed out some of the players that he feels have made positive steps during spring practice.

"A lot of the older guys have practiced well. Guys like Simeon Castille have had a real good spring practice. One of the biggest surprises I'd say so far has been Roy Upchurch. Jimmy Johns has looked good throughout spring ball. Defensively, the guy who had a good scrimmage and practiced well again today was J.P. Adams. Looking at the tape (after Saturday's scrimmage), he's done a nice job. He's right in the mix to be a starter, him and Dominic Lee, competing for that spot.

"(Demarcus Waldrop) has had a good spring practice. We feel like he's one of those guys that even if he's not starting he's going to play a lot. We may play him at both will linebacker and sam linebacker. We've bumped him up."

The Crimson Tide will have its second scrimmage of the season on Thursday, its final workout before the team breaks for spring break. It's scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium.