Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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)