Monday, August 23, 2004
The University of Alabama football team completed the first of two practices today, with the second coming tonight under the lights of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
"It was a good solid practice today and a little tough in the heat," said head coach Mike Shula. "Tonight we'll practice at the stadium and it will be another good chance to get some practice time in with our younger guys."
Quarterbacks Marc Guillon (SO, 6-3, 212, Chico, Calif.) and Spencer Pennington (JR, 6-4, 224, Fayette) took a few more reps today as they continue to battle for the back-up spot behind starter Brodie Croyle (6-3, 205, Rainbow City).
Tight end Clint Johnston (JR, 6-4, 251, Wetumpka) continued his steady improvement. Shula commented that Johnston has been the most improved player on the team since last season and during spring workouts. Shula also addressed the linebacker position, talking about the extreme depth the Crimson Tide has at that position.
Classes begin Wednesday and the team will then begin to work on preparation for Utah State. Tonight's practice is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tuesday's scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. It will be the final scrimmage of the preseason and will be closed to the public.