TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ?? The University of Alabama football team was back out on the practice field Friday afternoon at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. After taking Thursday off, the Crimson Tide conducted a two-hour workout in helmets and shoulder pads in front of a large group of high school football coaches.
Alabama welcomed more than 800 high school football coaches to Tuscaloosa for a coaching clinic this weekend. The first day included speakers such as current Alabama coaches Kirby Smart (assistant head coach-defense/secondary) and Joe Pendry (assistant head coach-offense/offensive line) as well as former Tide standout Cornelius Bennett in the morning. The afternoon session featured Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Pete Jenkins and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.
The coaches in attendance were invited out to observe the Crimson Tide’s fourth practice of the spring football season. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and former head coach Gene Stallings were slated to speak to the group Friday night.
The Tide will continue practice on Saturday in preparation for the annual spring football game as part of Golden Flake A-Day on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium.