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Alabama Holds Last Workout in Pads Before A-Day


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Todd Bates

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team held its last practice in pads before Saturday's A-Day game, working out for over two hours Tuesday at Thomas-Drew Field. 

The Crimson Tide will practice in shorts on Thursday before the spring game.

"Today was a good day," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "Looking at Saturday's scrimmage (on tape), it was good.  Pretty much everybody took a step forward.  Hopefully we'll have two good days to finish up spring."

Shula said A-Day will be a mixture between a regular game and a scrimmage.  Kicking will not be part of the game, but punt/punt return will be done at some point in the day.

The lead-in to A-Day will be a busy one.  On Friday, the A-Club Golf Tournament will be held at Ol' Colony Golf Club.  Fan Day will take place Saturday at Coleman Coliseum from 9-11 a.m., followed by the Tide Pride Luncheon at 11:30.  At 1:30 p.m. at Denny Chimes the Walk-of-Fame ceremony will take place, where 2003 captains Derrick Pope and Shaud Williams will be honored.

A-Day Festivities Schedule:

Friday, March 19

All Day       A-Club Golf Tournament, Ol' Colony Golf Club

Saturday, March 20

9-11:00 a.m.  Fan Day, Coleman Coliseum
11:30 a.m.    Tide Pride Luncheon, Coleman Coliseum
1:00 p.m.     West Side Gates Open at Bryant-Denny
1:30 p.m.     Walk-of-Fame, Denny Chimes
2:30 p.m.     A-Day Kickoff (No Admission Charged)