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March 21, 2012TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama completed the third of 15 spring practices Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility. Here are some observations from the media viewing period from Tidesports.com.
*** Offensive lineman Barrett Jones continues his transition to the center position. The fifth-year senior figures to be a fixture in the middle of the UA offensive line as the Crimson Tide coaching staff looks to replace three-year starter William Vlachos.
*** Suspended wide receivers Michael Bowman, Ronald Carswell, and Duron Carter were not present for the third consecutive practice.
*** Running backs Eddie Lacy and Blake Sims, as well as reserve offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio were unavailable for contact due to injuries.
*** Redshirt freshman Brent Calloway continues his transition from running back to linebacker.
*** Wednesday's practice marked the team's first in full pads since spring drills opened, after practicing twice in shorts.
*** Former UA linebackers Alex Watkins and Jerrell Harris were among practice visitors Wednesday.
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*** Stay with Tidesports.com throughout the day for more coverage of practice, including subscriber's choice video of incoming freshman Alphonse Taylor, player interviews and more.
3/21 Alabama Football Practice - Images by TideSports Photo