'In between' player ready to step up

A bit of smart planning last August means the Tide equipment managers have saved themselves some time this week. When it came time to assign lockers, they placed Greg McLain in just the right spot.
November 10, 2003

Photo report: Fall camp ends

The Tide squad had a lot to do and only a short time to do it in, but all indications are that Head Coach Mike Shula accomplished all his goals during fall camp. <br><br>Some injuries will have to be dealt with, but optimism abounds as Alabama begins specific preparations for its season opener.
August 22, 2003

Forging a team in the summer sun

Paraphrasing a movie line, "How hot was fall camp? It was #%$* hot!!!" <br><br>As any athlete knows, there is simply nothing like practicing football under a blistering August sun. Thankfully, modern sports medicine is now infinitely better equipped to deal with the problem.
August 20, 2003

More than enough reasons to stay

With sanctions still in effect, the unpleasant reality is that Alabama's rising seniors still have the option of transferring this summer. But according to the players, there are more than enough reasons to stay.
May 7, 2003

Bama <i>WILL</i> bounce back

As devastating as the past week has been, Alabama is still Alabama. And Crimson Tide athletes are still made of stern stuff. <br><br>Take Chris James for example. "We've been through some adversity," James said shaking his head. "Man! It seems like every year. But we're a tough group of guys. We'll bounce back."
May 6, 2003

As easy as jumping rope?

Determined to get the squad in peak condition, Head Strength Coach Ben Pollard is running the players hard. <br><br>Tuesday the athletes combined jumping rope with 100-yard sprints--repeated over and over again to virtual exhaustion--to work on both agility and aerobic conditioning at the same time.
April 23, 2003

Photo report: Time to step up

Whether they're returning starters or raw freshmen, spring practice represents a chance to start over. Starting jobs obviously won't be earned until next fall, but now is the time to position yourself in the eyes of the coaches.
March 12, 2003