Photo report: only one practice left

Only one practice and Saturday's A-Day contest are left, before spring 2002 will officially be history.

Senior defensive tackle Jarret Johnson talks to Head Trainer Rodney Brown. Dressing out Tuesday for the first time since his injury, Johnson took part in some drills. But he will not play in Saturday's A-Day contest.

The picture tells the story. Don't ever doubt the difficulty of a Franchione practice. Both Jason Rawls (#43, left) and Freddie Roach (#8, right) are in excellent condition. But shown during a water break, their fatigue is obvious.

Bringing back memories of the old jump pass, senior quarterback Tyler Watts lets fly on a sideline pattern. Franchione announced this week that the coaches would hold Watts out of most of Saturday's action, giving Brodie Croyle and Spencer Pennington a chance at extended playing time.

Who is the biggest athlete on the squad? Probably senior nose tackle Bart Raulston (6-9, 358), shown on the sideline during special teams practice.

As the saying goes, "Pick on someone your own size." Here, Anthony Madison (5-9, on left) is matched up with Brandon Brooks (5-4, on right).

Since before spring break, sophomore defensive end Antwan Odom has really come into his own. Having gained confidence in his surgically repaired shoulder, Odom has been one of Bama's most effective linemen.

Having led the conference in rushing last season and with all of its top runners returning, probably the safest bet regarding this Bama team is that it will run the ball next year. A lot. Here, Coach Fran shares a joke with Santonio Beard (left) and Ahmaad Galloway (right).

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