Friday, August 20, 2004
During a short practice, The University of Alabama football team was forced indoors a third of the way into the workout due to lightning.
"It was a short practice today basically because we wanted to get guys fresh for tomorrow," said head coach Mike Shula. "We're going to look tonight at how many plays we're going to have in the scrimmage tomorrow."
"Individually there are some guys that are getting better and being more consistent, but overall we're at a point where we've got to get going."
Shula added that one of the goals of the scrimmage will be to see how consistent the team will be in comparison to its previous scrimmage, as well as taking another step toward becoming a complete football team.
The Crimson Tide will go through two practices on Saturday with the first practice being a thorough special-teams workout beginning at 8:45 a.m. The team will then return at 3:45 p.m. to Bryant-Denny Stadium for its second scrimmage of the fall. The scrimmage will be open to the public.