It's not getting any easier to keep track of the Alabama football team these days. With spring practice beginning Tuesday, Head Coach Mike Shula brought written notes to a news conference held with reporters Thursday in Tuscaloosa in order to catalogue the injuries and defections from his team since the end of the season.
February 17, 2005
Now it is game week, and Alabama Head Coach Mike Shula anticipates having butterflies. The Crimson Tide began its regular routine Sunday with a two-hour practice in which the first phase of the game plan was installed. Alabama will host South Florida at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday at Legion Field in Birmingham. ESPN will televise the game.
August 24, 2003
Alabama's football team will have something of a rehearsal Friday as Coach Mike Shula takes the Crimson Tide to Bryant-Denny Stadium for a mock game. It is not a game or even a scrimmage. Instead it is a partly instruction on game-day aspects (where the players will go for pre-game warm-ups, sidelines organization for players and coaches, etc., and partly practice of special situations, such as the punt after a safety and some other special situations, many of them relative to the kicking game.
August 21, 2003
Ordinarily, Alabama will have a week to put in its game plan for each football opponent, and that process will begin on Sundays during the season. But for the first game, installation of the game plan can begin earlier, and so it was Wednesday, 10 days from kickoff against the South Florida Bulls, that Crimson Tide Head Coach Mike Shula and his staff began exposing the squad to that plan.
August 20, 2003