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

Key defenders must step up

The potential is certainly there to repeat recent success. But if this year's Alabama defense hopes to approach its 2002 ranking, then several key athletes must elevate their game to the next level.
July 9, 2003

Targeted workouts aid athletes

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

No pain, no gain

As every football coach will confirm, most football games are not won in the fall, but rather in the weight room during long summer months of workouts.
June 19, 2003

Whole lot of sweatin' goin' on

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

Williams points toward final season

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

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