Photo report: Fall camp continues

Actual practice sessions are closed to the public, but reporters are allowed in at the beginning for photos and at the end to do interviews.

(Above left) Defensive ends Coach Paul Randolph is clearly enjoying fall camp.


Senior wideout Triandos Luke is interviewed following practice. Head Coach Mike Shula singled Luke out as one of Bama's best receivers, commenting especially on Luke's quiet intensity.


Quarterback Chris Lombardo gets ready to let fly. An extremely high quality walk-on, Lombardo was a high-profile recruit out of California who originally signed with Oregon. After injuries affected his time there, he transferred to Fort Scott Community College where he played last season. Coach Sparky Woods contacted him this summer, indicating the Tide was looking for help at quarterback. Lombardo enters Alabama with three years to complete three remaining seasons of eligibility.


Antonio 'AC' Carter holds court with reporters. When asked to name a leader among his receiving corps, Shula immediately said "AC!" Shula went on to explain that after being forced to sit out last season with an injured leg, Carter was definitely one player that had something to prove.


Mike Shula works with tight ends David Cavan (#87) and Tarry Givens (#85 on far right) and receivers Matt Miller (#37) and Triandos Luke (#84). As a former NFL quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, Shula has spent a lot of time with the Tide offensive players early on.


"Big Bear" Anthony Bryant talks to a writer. Bryant worked to lose weight this summer and reported at 336 pounds, 12 pounds lighter than in the spring. "It was hard to give up those fried catfish," he told the Tuscaloosa News.



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