March 19, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team returned from spring break on Monday and resumed spring practice with a two-hour session in shorts and helmets at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
Monday's workout was the second of 15 spring practices that warps up with the 2012 A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 14.
"It was great to get back on the practice field," Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said on Monday. "I thought the offense got back to business fairly quickly. We ran into some speed bumps along the way today, but I thought we fought through any adversity. Guys are catching on to things and you can see everyone progressing during these first two practices."
The Alabama Coaching Clinic begins on Thursday and will have another outstanding lineup of speakers in 2012, including two of championship coaches from the college and pro level in Lou Holtz and Bill Parcells. The clinic will also hear from two current NFL coordinators in Bill Musgrave (Offensive Coordinator - Minnesota) and John Pagano (Defensive Coordinator - San Diego), as well as John Bonamego, who coaches special teams for the Jaguars and former NFL special teams coordinator Gary Zauner.
A pair of Alabama alums will be on hand as Mickey Andrews (former Florida State defensive coordinator) and Bobby Humphrey (1989 NFL first round pick by Denver) are scheduled to speak. We will also hear from the champion high school coaches in sessions on Friday and Saturday.
"We have got a lot of really, really good speakers coming to our clinic," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "Our clinic is the one way we can serve the high school coaches and give back professionally the most that we possibly can by having a quality clinic, and spending as much time as we possibly can (with the coaches)."
Alabama will return to the practice field on Wednesday for the third workout of the spring. The Tide will also practice on Friday and Saturday to close out the week.
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