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Upperclassmen Lead Way in Alabama Football Practice


Friday, August 12, 2005

On one of the hottest days of the practice season, the Crimson Tide football team looked to its upperclassmen to lead the way.

"The effort was better today. We got off to a slow start but it was a hot day as you could tell," said head coach Mike Shula.  "Our upperclassmen really did a good job of making sure these younger guys know what it's going to take and they really pushed each other that way."

Shula also addressed the fact that the team will don full pads on Saturday for the first time.

"I don't think we'll do any full tackling, we'll talk about it tonight, but it'll be good to see full pads."

The Tide's workouts will continue tomorrow followed its first two-a-day session on Sunday in preparation for Monday's scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The scrimmage, which will be held at 2:00 p.m., will be open to the public.