TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of Alabama football team was able to work under much more comfortable conditions on Wednesday afternoon, as the team went through the paces of its second official practice of the 2006 season in Tuscaloosa.
"It was obviously a lot cooler out here today so the guys moved around better," head coach Mike Shula said. "We spent a little bit longer conditioning today than we did yesterday for that reason. Tomorrow we work in shorts and shoulder pads."
The blazing sun and 100-plus degree heat index readings from Tuesday's opening workout were replaced by an overcast sky and a cool breeze, making for a much more endurable day for players and coaches alike. Like yesterday, however, the players wore helmets, t-shirts and shorts per NCAA rules.
Alabama went through its workout in less than three hours and will return to the field on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. With the exception of two scrimmages in Bryant-Denny Stadium to be held later this month, all practices are closed to the general public.