(Above left) Redshirt freshman cornerback Ben Rose (#22) positions himself to make the tackle.
Coach Buddy Wyatt talks to Anthony Bryant (#97) at Wednesday's practice. This year the Tide defensive linemen will be divided between two coaches, with Wyatt handling tackles and Paul Randolph responsible for the D-Ends.
Having joined the Tide team this January after giving up a minor league baseball career, Michael Machen (#17) is learning the college football game from the ground up. An excellent baseball pitcher, Machen has the height (6-6) and arm to develop into a quality quarterback. (That's Brodie Croyle in the right background)
With Lane Bearden's eligibility exhausted, the Tide coaches are faced with the task of finding and developing a punter. Coach Aaron Price (right), and punters Jeremy Schatz (far left), Jeremy Reeves (#47) and Josh Woodard (behind Price) admire a kick.
Every practice session this spring includes extensive work on fundamentals. Here Secondary Coach Chris Ball supervises a tackling drill.
Most of Wednesday's workout was conducted in a driving rain. Here the defensive linemen, supervised by Coach Joe Kines, work on taking the proper position before making the tackle.