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Football Dons Pads for 13th Practice of Spring


Kindal Moorehead and Jarrett Johnson return to practice
Tuesday, April 09, 2002

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With the annual A-Day game just around the corner, Alabama head football coach Dennis Franchione took his team through a full-pad practice Tuesday afternoon., the 13th of spring practice. 

"I was a little disappointed with the tempo," Franchione offered, "but I think they will be back by Thursday's practice."

Tuesday's practice marked the return of defensive tackle Jarret Johnson and defensive end Kindal Moorehead.

"They were back and got some work, but don't expect them to play in the A-Day game," Franchione offered.

After looking at the tapes from Saturday's scrimmage Franchione reflected that it was "a good scrimmage.  There were only seven missed tackles and that's pretty good in a 120-play scrimmage.  The secondary had some coverage sacks, so we are making improvement."

Franchione went on to say the quarterbacks "looked better after I saw them on tape and the tailbacks ran well, too."

In preparation for Saturday's A-Day game, captains were selected for the Crimson and White teams.

Brooks Daniels, Ahmaad Galloway, Kenny King and Tyler Watts will serve as captains of the Crimson Team and Waine Bacon, Antonio Carter, Gerald Dixon and Theo Sanders will captain the White team

The White team will have first pick in Wednesday's 2 pm draft.

"Both teams will have three hours to make trades and then I'll step in if I have to and even things up," Franchione added.

A reminder that due to security reasons, all bags brought into Bryant-Denny Stadium will be searched.

Here is a complete schedule for Saturday:

7 p.m.  George Teague Charity Basketball Tournament at Tuscaloosa County High
7 p.m.  Concert "On the Strip" featuring the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Bad Company

9-11 a.m. Fan Day at Coleman Coliseum
Noon-1:30 p.m.  1992 Team Reunion on the Quad
1 p.m.    Gates open on West Side Bryant-Denny Stadium.  First 1,000 children receive free "Big Al" Bobble-Head Doll
2:15 p.m. Walk-of-Fame at Bryant-Denny
2:30 p.m. A-Day Kickoff