TUSCALOOSA — Alabama players were back outside on Tuesday for their second practice in preparation of Saturday’s game against No. 6 Texas A&M. Players were dressed in full pads for under 88 degree weather.
Here are a few notes from the media viewing period.
— Offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was participating in individual workouts, but appeared to be in the team’s second unit on offensive line.
— Tight ends worked on motion blocking drills. Last week, tight ends played a big role in springing free big runs for Alabama’s backfield. During an interview Tuesday, tight end O.J. Howard said the unit takes pride in its blocking ability. “I know that we have great running backs, which a great running attack that’s what allows the passing game to open up, so every game I’m prepared to go in and run block.”
— The secondary was practicing in its dime package with Reuben Foster at linebacker shadowed by Shaun Dion Hamilton. Ronnie Harrison was at Money, while Hootie Jones was at safety.
— The defensive ends were working on double team drills. Texas A&M might look to provide extra protection on Saturday after Alabama tallied 10 tackles for a loss last week against Tennessee.
— Alabama assistant Josh Chapman addressed Hamilton and Foster as they were running to join the rest of the linebackers, saying “Wish y’all were behind me when I played.”