Alabama Practice Report 9/2: Tide Finishing Up Wisconsin Prep
Alabama has showcased itself on the field for the last time until Saturday’s season opener against Wisconsin.
The Crimson Tide practiced in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility Wednesday. It was the last time reporters will have a glimpse of the team in action until it faces the Badgers in Arlington, Texas this weekend.
Though there was no inclement weather outside, the team usually opts to practice inside ahead of any game played inside a dome. It was the second straight day the team did that.
While practicing inside usually means it’s more difficult to see several of the team’s position groups, it does give an up close view of the team’s offense.
- Nothing drastic has changed in the quarterback competition. Jake Coker and Alec Morris (and preferred walk-on Seth Franks) make up one line, while David Cornwell, Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett were in another.
- One particular type of passing drill not only always seen during the media viewing periods was red zone offense, with quarterbacks passing from the 20-yard line.
- Among the wide receivers, Chris Black was the leader in one line, followed by Richard Mullaney, ArDarius Stewart, Daylon Charlot and Cam Sims. In the other line, it was Robert Foster, Calvin Ridley, Parker Barrineau, Derek Kief and Deionte Thompson.
- At running back, the order was Derrick Henry, Damien Harris, Derrick Gore, Brandon Turner, Kenyan Drake, Ronnie Clark, Bo Scarbrough, Xavian Marks and Lawrence Erekosima.
- Walk-on running backs Marks, Erekosima and Turner are still among the handful of players wearing scout team jerseys ahead of Saturday’s game against the Badgers. Marks wore Dare Ogunbowale’s No. 23, while Erekosima and Turner wore Taiwan Deal’s No. 28.
Scarbrough continues to wear No. 6 for Badgers starting running back Corey Clement.
- A Dallas Cowboys scout was seen on the sidelines at practice.
- Alabama’s football equipment truck appeared to be loading up out in front of the team’s practice facility. The team leaves for Arlington, Texas on Friday.
Saban and selected players will speak to the media after practice tonight around 6 p.m.
Reporters will not have any practice viewings or interview opportunities again until after Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.
Check out videos from Wednesday’s practice: