March 31, 2007

Practice Report: First week wraps up

The Crimson Tide capped off its first week of spring practice under new head coach Nick Saban with a full-pad, full contact practice on Saturday. Saban knows the Tide has a long way to go before it can become a championship contender again, but one week in he's impressed with the progress his players are making.

"Consistency in performance with our team is the thing we're trying to emphasize right now," said Saban. "One day we'll have one group or one side of the ball or one set of players end up performing better and making improvement. The next day, they don't do as well but another group seems to surface as being able to take the right steps. Right now we'd like to get everyone doing that everyday. If you did well yesterday, remember why you did well and do it again the next day."

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