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Spring football early edition notebook

Today's spring practice notebook includes candidates for the playing rotation at defensive tackle, punt return men, funky footballs, first team ‘O', defensive first teamers and several quick hitters.

Got DTs? Both Anthony Bryant and Ahmad Childress played well in Saturday's scrimmage, clearly establishing themselves as the probable starters next season. The only real questions associated with either are "Can they slim down to the 310-pound range?" which the Tide coaches think will be essential to their effectiveness and "Can they get in good enough shape to handle the increased snaps per game...