Alabama Practice Report 10/7: Tide Continues Arkansas Prep
Alabama took Wednesday’s practice inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility, ahead of Saturday’s homecoming game against Arkansas. The Crimson Tide practiced in full pads.
- Alabama’s top four running backs – Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough – did not wear scout team jerseys. Of the running back corps as a whole, these four – not surprisingly – were the only ones who did not wear scout-team jerseys.
- During the second viewing period, the wide receivers separated into three lines – X, Z and H. Freshman Calvin Ridley, followed by Daylon Charlot, led the X line; ArDarius Stewart, then Cam Sims, in the Z line; and Richard Mullaney was just ahead of Chris Black in the H line.
- Raheem Falkins, who was back practicing last week following a leg fracture suffered this summer, made an impressive one-handed snag in the end zone during that second viewing period.
- Scouts from the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills watched practice from the sideline.
Several Alabama players continued to wear scout-team jerseys, emulating key Arkansas players. Of these players, most have been wearing the same scout team jersey all week. Here is a list of the ones we saw Wednesday:
- At running back, Ronnie Clark and Derrick Gore wore No. 3 for Arkansas star Alex Collins. Lawrence Erekosima wore No. 22 for freshman backup Rawleigh Williams III.
- For the wide receivers, Derek Kief and Deionte Thompson wore junior Drew Morgan’s No. 80 for the third straight day.
- From the tight ends, Johnny Dwight, as well as a few walk-ons, had on No. 84 for tight end Hunter Henry.
- In the secondary, freshmen Shaun Burgess-Becker and Kendall Sheffield continued to wear No. 9 for redshirt freshman defensive back Santos Ramirez and No. 2 for junior DJ Dean, respectively.
- Among the outside linebackers, Jamey Mosley and Joshua McMillon again wore No. 48 for junior defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr.
Saban and selected players will speak to the media after practice tonight around 6 p.m.