All present and accounted for

The formal beginning of fall camp is still more than a month away, but Alabama's scholarshipped athletes, including most of the walk-ons, are already putting in hours of work and sweat in preparation for the season.

(Above left) Defensive tackle Anthony Bryant works out on the appropriately named Bear Squat machine. Already probably the strongest athlete on the team, Bryant is focusing on losing weight and conditioning this off season.


Nearing the end of the day's workout, Justin Smiley works at the incline dumbbell press. Along with friend and line mate Wesley Britt, Smiley has received pre-season All-America recognition.


He's still got a ways to go, but redshirt freshman Chris Harris has gotten considerably stronger since arriving on campus last fall. Despite his youth, Harris will be counted on as a key member of the playing rotation at defensive end next fall.


When you see Anthony Madison in the weight room, his short stature somehow doesn't seem to matter. A powerful athlete who is tenacious on the football field, Madison is listed first-string at one cornerback position heading into fall camp.


Under the direction of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Pollard, Bama's wide receivers are working hard to strengthen their legs and lower body. It's frankly hard for a walk-on athlete to earn his way on the field for playing time, but both Lance Taylor (left) and Matt Miller (right) are expected to play this fall, especially on special teams.


Still being cautious following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, Antwan Odom isn't yet back to full speed with his conditioning work. But the extraordinary athlete has no reason to hold back on his upper-body workouts. The SEC's second-leading sack man in 2002, Odom is frankly hoping for a breakout season.



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