Monday, March 17, 2003
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama Crimson Tide football squad worked in the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility for its ninth of 15 spring drills, leaving Alabama head coach Mike Price happy with his team's progress.
Price said that Monday's workout went well and that his team is about where he thought they would be at this point. "I don't think we're that far away from what I anticipated," he said. "We're not behind.
"We put in some more phases of the kicking game, which was good." Price said that kickoff return, punt, punt block/return, field goal and field goal block have all been installed.
Price also commented on Saturday's practice more since watching film of the 92-play scrimmage. "The defense improved, no question about that. It was good for the offense to have a little adversity."
Price said that in the remaining spring practices he plans to work "more on two tight-end offense and goal line offense with two backs." He added that Wednesday's practice would involve a 25-play scrimmage for the second and third string players as well as a goal line scrimmage.