TUSCALOOSA — Alabama defensive linemen Jarran Reed and Brandon Ivory wore full pads during Tuesday’s practice, but don’t expect them to jump immediately to the front of the rotation.
“They’re on the third team so they’ve got to work their way up,” Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said after Tuesday's workout. “I don’t think it’s real fair to the guys that have been out there for 14 days practicing on the first and second team. They’ve got to beat them out. They’re not entitled to anything. They’re working hard. They’re doing a good job.
“They’re getting plenty of work, so they certainly have to improve as football players. But from a behavioral standpoint they have done a really good job and I’m pleased with them.”
Reed and Ivory returned to practice Thursday. The duo was suspended for the start of preseason practice for a “violation of team rules and policies.”
Along with A’Shawn Robinson, Reed and Ivory lined up with the first defensive line unit during spring practice and on A-Day.
SABAN RADIO SHOW ON THE MOVE: Saban’s radio show will have a new home this fall. After being broadcast from Buffalo Wild Wings for the past few years, the “Nick Saban Show” and “Hey Coach” will air live from Bob’s Victory Grille in Tuscaloosa’s Midtown Village from 6:30-8 p.m.
Tom Roberts will host both programs. “Hey Coach” runs from 6:30-7 p.m. and features every Alabama head coach. On Aug. 21, the show will feature soccer coach Todd Bramble, volleyball coach Ed Allen and new gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth.
For the “Nick Saban Show,” Roberts and Saban will be joined by a different media guest each week. The show airs from 7-8 p.m. each Thursday prior to football games.
Saban will make his first appearance Aug. 28 to preview the West Virginia game.
On Thanksgiving break, both shows will be moved to Nov. 26, which is a Wednesday.