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Tide Continues Fall Practice With Two-A-Day Workout


Thursday, August 14, 2003

Roman Harper

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama football team continued fall camp on Thursday with a two-a-day workout at Thomas-Drew fields.

"We actually cut (practice) down today and each drill carried over a little longer," Alabama head coach Mike Shula said.  "The whole practice was `move the ball,' usually you spot the ball in one place and leave it.  That made it a little longer."

Shula said that his team spent some time working on the two-minute drill in today's practices.  He also praised defensive backs Roman Harper and Anthony Madison saying that the pair "might have had the best camp of anyone on defense."

Football practice will continue with one workout on Friday and two practices Saturday, including a scrimmage that will be longer than Monday's scrimmage.

The Tide's first game is scheduled for August 30 at Birmingham's Legion Field.  The game will be televised by ESPN beginning at 2 p.m.