Rodney Orr Reviews Alabama’s First Scrimmage of Spring Practice
With less than two weeks remaining until Alabama football’s annual A-Day game, Nick Saban’s squad took to the Bryant-Denny Stadium turf for their first scrimmage of the spring this past Saturday.
On the Monday following the scrimmage, TiderInsider.com’s Rodney Orr provided his insights into Alabama’s first scrimmage of the spring.
As with much of the 2017 season, the hot topic of conversation relating to the 2018 Crimson Tide has been at quarterback. Jalen Hurts returns for his junior senior while Tua Tagovailoa comes off one of the most dramatic comebacks in Alabama history against Georgia in national title game.
At the start of spring practice, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his throwing hand but has since returned to the practice field. Concerning Saturday’s scrimmage, Orr relayed how the Hawaii native wowed those who observed the scrimmage.
“I think the real buzz was just how well Tua Tagovailoa played given the fact that two weeks removed from a surgery on his left hand, how he gripped the ball and made some very accurate throws.” Orr said.
In addition to the quarterbacks, replacing most of the 2017 defensive backfield will be a top priority for the coaching staff.
Rodney Orr offered positive words for the secondary in the scrimmage but highlighted one individual for being a star on Saturday.
“Saivion Smith was a guy that was a real standout at the corner position.” Orr said.
The Crimson Tide are also replacing the punter and placekicker from 2017. The founder of TiderInsider.com mentioned a redshirt freshman placekicker from Louisiana that made an impact in the scrimmage.
“Kicking might have been one of the highlights from Joseph Bulovas who was 4-5 on his field goal attempts, and I think he hit two from 45 (yards), so that’s good news especially given those conditions.” Orr said.
Rodney Orr later talked about the performance of the offensive line in the scrimmage, the numerous injuries affecting the team and the dynamic of numerous new assistants for Nick Saban.
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