Monday, August 06, 2007

Practice 8/5/07

I was impressed by many things yesterday during Alabama's football practice.

The overall organization. Everyone seemed to know where to go, what to do, and when to do it.

The tempo of practice was quick. People were moving and moving quickly. When the foghorn sounded everyone hustled to their next task.

They seemed to be in very good physical condition. Sweat was pouring off of me as I sat in the stands. The temp was close to 100 degrees with very high humidity. These playerw were not dragging around. They were hustling.

The strength and conditioning coach has a loud voice and was yelling instructions to the team like a drill instructor. The team responded in perfect unison.

Coach Saban is very much a hands on coach of the cornerbacks. He was in constant motion putting them through a variety of drills. It was interesting watching him throw passes for them to defend on the sideline. Not a bad arm for a 50+ year old man!

The quarterbacks looked good. Freshman Nick Fanuzzi did run into halfback Roy Upchurch while attempting to hand off during drills.

The running backs were interesting to watch as they did one-legged drills over the raised platforms. Jimmy Johns, jumped on top of them instead of between them as he was supposed to do.

The placekickers spent a lot of time standing around. That was my main concern about practice. I don't understand why they were not practicing place kicking.

1 comment:

Sharp said...

That's exciting news. Except for the PKs. They could certainly use the practice!