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
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
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