Aug. 17, 2011
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama football team took to the practice field this morning for the start of its fourth and final two-a-day practice session at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
The two-hour full-pads workout began at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed with another practice in shells at 7:30 p.m. tonight. It will be practices No. 15 and 16 for the Crimson Tide of the 28 workouts leading up to Alabama's season-opener against Kent State on September 3 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"Fall camp has been going really well," Alabama defensive lineman Nick Gentrysaid following Wednesday's morning workout. "I think we are coming along as a team and everything has been real positive. We still have a long way to go, but we are going to work hard to get where we need to be."
The Crimson Tide must replace three-year starter Julio Jones at wide receiver after he was taken with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons in April. Redshirt freshman DeAndrew Whiteis one of the underclassmen who is working to earn a spot in the Tide's wide receiver rotation.
"I'm just out there every day competing and working to get better," White said. "I just want to help this team win and be the best player I can be. Everyone in our wide receiver corps is trying to step up and be a guy that helps us win."
Following tonight's 7:30 p.m. practice, Alabama will return to the practice field on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for the 17th training session of camp.