Filling out the rotation at D-End

When it comes to the starting players, no one doubts Bama's talent at defensive end. But position Coach Paul Randolph knows he'll need a minimum of five athletes for an effective playing rotation. <br><br>"I feel good about my top two guys," Randolph said. "And at this point I feel good about the guys that I'll have rotating into the game."
August 4, 2003

Photo report: Redshirt freshmen set to play

Two signees played last season as true freshmen, but the majority of the incoming class sat out their first year as redshirts. <br><br>Now with a full year of practice and weight-lifting under their belts, several redshirt freshmen are set to make key contributions to the 2003 season.
July 14, 2003

It's all about preparation

It's the oldest cliche' in football. Good teams aren't built during fall two-a-days, but rather through long hours of hard work in the off-season.
July 7, 2003

All present and accounted for

The formal beginning of fall camp is still more than a month away, but Alabama's scholarshipped athletes, including most of the walk-ons, are already putting in hours of work and sweat in preparation for the season.
June 16, 2003

Workouts emphasize running and agility

Three out of five days weight lifting takes precedence, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays the entire squad works on agility and aerobic conditioning. <br><br>Combining jumping rope with repeated 100-yard runs, the athletes push themselves to exhaustion.
April 28, 2003