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Howard looking for improvement in '16

Alabama returned back to the practice fields after spring break on Monday. (Source: WAFF) Alabama returned back to the practice fields after spring break on Monday. (Source: WAFF)
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama returned back to the practice fields after spring break on Monday.

As with every day of practice, fans and media members were trying to determine who will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season. Someone would have a better chance of winning the lottery five times before knowing that answer.

There was a number of signal callers vying for the starting job this spring, with the competition all but likely carrying over to fall camp.

Regardless of who the quarterback is this fall, OJ Howard will be a viable target at tight end.

After a relatively quiet regular season in 2015, Howard exploded for 208 yards and two touchdowns in Alabama’s National Championship game against Clemson.

With that performance many believed that the Prattville, Alabama native would enter the NFL Draft. Instead, Howard stayed, and hopes to improve in his senior season.

"I knew I had a lot to improve on in college. I sat down and talked with my family about it, and at the end of the day it was the best decision for me,” said Howard after practice Monday. “To be a better player, I need to improve on my blocking, a lot of things I have to do. That played a big role on coming back."

Alabama will wear full pads for the first time of Spring practice on Wednesday.

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