Wednesday, August 13, 2003
|Coach Mike Shula|
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in helmets, shorts and shoulder pads Wednesday afternoon as preseason football camp continues for first-year head coach Mike Shula and the Crimson Tide.
"It was a cooler day and the guys were moving around a little bit better," Shula said following the workout. "We had a little more time off between (Tuesday night's) practice and today's practice. I let the guys sleep in a little longer this morning, then we met and practiced this afternoon. I thought we moved around better today."
Shula also used Wednesday's session to install more of the offense and defense.
"We are at the point in out schedule where we will throw a lot more at them in the next few days," Shula added. "Today we picked up our installation again and we will add more tomorrow and continue to look for carry over from day to day.
"We have a big scrimmage coming up this weekend where we will evaluate personnel and find out more about what they do best. After that, then we will start taking a long-range approach towards the first game."
The Crimson Tide has only six more days of fall camp before classes begin at the University of Alabama next week (Wednesday, Aug. 20). Including Thursday, the team will have only three more days of two-a-days before the start of the fall semester. The Crimson Tide will practice twice on Aug. 14, 16 and 18 and hold one-a-day sessions on Aug. 15 and 19th, the final day of fall camp.
Alabama will open 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).