Football Straps on the Pads for Wednesday's Practice

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alabama head coach Nick Saban giving instruction during practice on Wednesday.
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban giving instruction during practice on Wednesday.
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March 21, 2012

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Head coach Nick Saban'sAlabama football team spent two hours practicing in full pads Wednesday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.

UA continued to focus on fundamentals and installation Wednesday as they got the chance to pop the pads for the first time since the BCS National Championship Game. It completed the third of 15 spring practices leading up to the 2012 A-Day Game on Saturday, April 14, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

"It was great to be able to strap the pads on and hit someone," Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosleysaid following Wednesday's workout. "It has been a while since we could do that as a team, and after my injury, I'm just excited to be back out there working already. I'm not quite 100 percent but I'm getting out there and practicing and also getting my rehabbing in every day."

Mosley dislocated his hip in the BCS title game after intercepting a Jordan Jefferson pass in the fourth quarter. His injury did not require surgery and with his rehab has been able to return to the practice field.

The Alabama Coaching Clinic will also begin on Thursday and will feature another outstanding lineup of speakers in 2012, including two of championship coaches from the college and pro level in Lou Holtz and Bill Parcells along with many others.

Alabama will return to the practice field on Friday for the fourth workout of the spring. The Tide will also practice on Saturday in front of the coaches attending the 2012 Alabama Coaching Clinic.

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