April 4, 2012
Photo GalleryTUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football practiced in full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility during a two-hour workout on Wednesday afternoon.
Spring drills continued for the Crimson Tide, who completed their 12th practice leading up to the A-Day Game on April 14. After watching film from Saturday's scrimmage, Alabama head coach Nick Saban felt like the team has to focus on two important factors.
"I thought the players responded very positively today," Saban said. "They had a little more energy, a little more intensity and a little more enthusiasm about what they were doing. Everybody needs to focus on what they want, and what they want to accomplish, and what they want to achieve individually and collectively."
In an effort to find the right combination of players on both sides of the ball, Saban continues try players at new positions. Alphonse Taylor, a freshman from Mobile, Ala., who started the spring along the defensive line, was switched to the offensive side of the ball for the Crimson Tide. Brent Calloway, a redshirt freshman, is also getting a look at h-back after beginning the spring at linebacker.
"We moved guys from inside linebacker to outside linebacker and we moved Alphonse Taylor to guard," Saban said. "It's just a trial; we are just trying him there. We moved Brent Calloway to h-back. We are just trying him there; he did a really good job at linebacker. The decision about where those guys will be playing will be made as we gather information about how they do."
The Crimson Tide will hold its second scrimmage of the spring on Friday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama will take off Easter weekend before returning the practice field on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
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