August 30, 2006

Practice Report: Tide tying up loose ends

Alabama practiced Wednesday in shorts and shoulder pads going a bit lighter in the final days leading up to the Tide's opening day match-up with Hawaii.

"I thought yesterday was just an OK practice and I thought today was much better," head coach Mike Shula said. "We got them off the field a little bit quicker today and guys moved around a lot better. The thing we have to make sure we do this week is get lined up and tighten up all the things we do that happen before the snap. As coaches, we have to let these guys go play. Let them make the plays. We have to get the right people in the right positions and let them make the plays."

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