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Fall Camp Continues for Alabama in Morning Session


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team continued its fall camp at Drew-Thomas fields in a shortened workout on Tuesday morning.

"We cut down a little and finished a little early," head coach Mike Shula said.  "After two tough Sunday practices and the scrimmage (Monday), it was good to get through this one today.  It was good that it was a little cooler.  We are going later tonight, to give the guys some time to rest, plus it will be cooler.  It's been my experience that later practices are a little more lively."

Shula singled out a backup QB Spencer Pennington and two defensive backs as standing out in the morning practice.

"Spencer Pennington had a good day today.  His last three practices have been better and he had a decent scrimmage.  Charlie Peprah and Anthony Madison, our two corners, have been very consistent.  Charlie had a real good practice today.

"We have had a lot of hitting up front and we pulled off of that a little bit today.  We continued the compete drills and those went well.  Dennis Alexander has done a nice job.  He is going to be a very interesting story to follow this year."

Two-a-day sessions will continue on Aug. 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 while one-a-day practices will be conducted on Aug. 11,13, 15, 17 and 19 before classes begin on Aug. 20.  Alabama's next scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday.

Alabama will begin the 2003 season on Aug. 30 against South Florida at Birmingham's Legion Field.  The game will be televised nationally by ESPN, with kickoff scheduled at 2 p.m. (CDT).