Springer Handles Bama Equipment

Jeff Springer has some big tank tracks to follow. Tank Conerly was Alabama athletics equipment director for some 23 years before his retirement last spring. Springer now has the important job of dealing with Crimson Tide football equipment needs.

When the Alabama football team makes its way to the locker room for games on fall Saturdays, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban was always flanked by a highway patrolman and by Bama Equipment Director Tank Conerly. Last year, Conerly--one of the most admired men in his profession--announced his retirement.

Alabama's new athletics equipment director is Jeff Springer, who comes to Tuscaloosa after having served four years in that position at Louisiana Tech.

Springer is a familiar face to Saban. Springer served as assistant equipment manager at LSU from 2003-05, when Saban was head coach of the Fighting Tigers.

Springer also served as equipment manager at The Citadel in 2006-07.

He interned with the Miami Dolphins, Tulane, and LSU. The Slidell, La., native earned his degree from LSU in 2001.

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