Alabama hits the field for second day of two-a-days
Aug 09, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA -- In full pads and dripping sweat from the August heat, Alabama continued its preparation toward the start of the college football season. Today's two-a-days are the Crimson Tide's final practices before the team's first scrimmage Saturday.
Alabama's defensive linemen drills. (Photo/Marq Burnett)
Here are some takeaways:
--LaMichael Fanning is still working with the tight ends. Maybe the experiment is going well. This is day eight of practice.
--The freshmen defensive linemen are beginning to look really explosive in drills. Tide coach Nick Saban told reporters Thursday that Dee Liner, A'Shawn Robinson and Jonathan Allen are three newcomers who could contribute this season.
--The defensive line coaches are the most quotable during practice. They're very animated when players don't properly work through drills. Today, a young defensive linemen was looking down when working on rushing the passer and the coach yelled, "We ain't fishing today. We ain't trying to catch no bass."
--No players wore the black non-contact jerseys, which is always a good thing.
--Cornerback Deion Belue (hamstring) continues to work with his left leg taped.
--Wide receiver Amari Cooper (hand) continues to be limited in drills. His left hand is heavily taped.
Up next: The Crimson Tide will practice again at about 7 p.m. Check back for an update.
Watch the defensive linemen work on shedding blocks and rushing the passer: