April 2, 2001
TIME TO GET PHYSICAL: The Blazer football team worked out in full pads for the first time Monday, practicing for just over two hours as spring practice continues.??
"It was a good practice, but we have to do better," said UAB Head Coach Watson Brown afterward.?
"Again, there was good effort, but we have some guys that need to get a little tougher and fight through the fatigue better.?? You could definitely see more mistakes as the day went on."
GOOD NEWS:? There were no injuries in Monday's first full-contact workout,? the only player not previously on "limited" or "no-contact" status that did not participate was junior receiver T.J. Simmons, who is still recuperating from off-season knee surgery.? Simmons has participated in non-contact work this spring, and worked out on the side Monday.
BETTER WEATHER:? After two days of wet, cold conditions last week, the Blazers had the luxury of sun, a relatively dry field and 70-degree temperatures for Monday's practice.
TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE: Practice at 3:00 pm in full gear.?
FIRST SCRIMMAGE: Set for Friday (Apr. 6) at 10:00 am.