Photo report: summer workouts

Monday was taken up by testing in the Crisp Indoor Facility. NCAA rules call for a break in summer workouts, so the squad was on their own for the rest of this week and through the holiday weekend. Workouts will resume with the start of second summer term next Tuesday.

(Above left) Senior wideout Dre Fulgham cleans the weight. Alabama must sign more receivers next year, but for now with six senior receivers (also including Triandos Luke, Zach Fletcher, Brandon Greer, Antonio Carter and Lance Taylor) Alabama should be fine in 2003.

Before going to the weight room to lift, Juwan Garth stretches outside. This will be Brooks Daniels' final season at Alabama, but with the incredibly athletic Garth waiting in the wings, the Tide coaches aren't worried at all about next season. Strength coaches Ben Pollard (right) and Matt Parker (left) look on.

Alabama's Texas connection, Shaud Williams (left) and Charlie Peprah (right), talk in the weight room. This will be Williams' fifth year in college, so a transfer wasn't an option for him. But there is no question the A&M coaches would have welcomed Peprah with open arms. Both athletes say they're very happy at Alabama.

Greg McLain squats the weight. "Moose" spent spring at tight end, but the smart money has him moving to fullback in the fall. There is a story making the rounds that McLain won't move to fullback for medical reasons. But when Running Backs Coach Sparky Woods was asked about it, he laughed and said that was the first he had heard of it.

Quarterback Brodie Croyle talks with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Pollard. Every scholarshipped player but one was in town and working out during the first summer term. Pollard expects those players plus many of the incoming freshmen to join the group for second term. (NOTE: for the incoming freshmen such workouts would be voluntary)

Most of the Tide athletes are working to add some bulk this summer, but defensive tackle Anthony Bryant has the opposite goal. Already probably the strongest athlete on the squad, Bryant wants to drop 25 or more pounds to increase his conditioning for the fall. Along with Ahmad Childress and Dennis Alexander he puts in extra aerobic conditioning work every day, under the watchful eye of Strength Coach Terry Jones Sr.

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