Redshirt freshman defensive end A.J. Greene runs wind sprints in a pre-breakfast drill as defensive ends coach Terry Price follows.
Adam Herring, a redshirt freshman linebacker, runs through a winter workout conditioning drill.
The winter workouts, which are designed to test toughness as well as improve the team's conditioning, are required of the walk-ons, too, such as freshman linebacker Wade Christopher from Vestavia Hills.
Zach Clayton, a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman, runs through a drill. Defensive line coach Don Dunn keeps an eye on the drill.
Antonio Coleman was one of the team's most productive players last fall as a sophomore defensive end.
Jason Bosley, who will be a senior this fall, is a returning starter at center. All five offensive line starters return for the 2008 season.
Chris Evans, one of the team's top defenders last year, will be back as a senior linebacker this fall. LB coach James Willis watches Evans.
Zach Clayton, Sen'Derrick Marks, Jermarcus Ricks, Mike Blanc and Rudy Odom run a wind sprint at the morning workout. The Tigers will begin spring football practice on Sunday, almost a week earlier than originally scheduled.