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
One of the best things about summer workouts is the ability to target specific goals for individual athletes. Everyone works to gain strength and get in better shape. But depending on the player some are aiming to add bulk while a few others want to drop the pounds.
June 24, 2003
With the start of the first summer term, the Alabama weight room quickly got much more crowded as athletes returned to get started on summer workouts. Most are enrolled in school taking at least one class, but all of the players on hand are working hard.
June 13, 2003
Most of the summer conditioning talk has focused on the couple of athletes looking to lose weight, but one or two--notably defensive end Leslie Williams--are pursuing the opposite goal. <br><br>"No matter what I eat or how much I eat--the weight just doesn't stick," he said.
May 28, 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