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Alabama Football Practice Begins

Nick Saban

There may be a week or two during the course of the year where major college football players are away from the game, but the days are few and far between. Once upon a time there was spring practice and fall practice and the season. Now there's a good bit of off-season work, too.

But spring training is still important. Whereas the players will be in conditioning drills or even in pass skeleton work between seasons, those workouts lack an essential ingredient: Coaches. Alabama Coach Nick Saban and his assistants – including three new ones, two of them Saban retreads – will join the players at the Thomas-Drew practice fields Saturday for the first of 15 spring practice... Recommended Stories