Not much has changed since Tuesday’s practice, as the same players–Barrett Jones, Jesse Williams and Jarrick Williams–are still wearing their black non-contact jerseys. One assistant coach was MIA, however.
On another nice afternoon, the Alabama football team is holding its second postseason practice Wednesday as it continues to preparation for the BCS Championship Game. The second-ranked Crimson Tide (12-1) will meet top-ranked Notre Dame (12-0) on Jan. 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
On Tuesday, Alabama had the first of five practices that got the bowl game process started. It was to step up a notch Wednesday as the Crimson Tide is scheduled to be in full gear after a Tuesday practice in shells (helmets, shoulder pads.
Tuesday evening, Alabama head coach Nick Saban provided status updates on all injured players, including Barrett Jones, Kenny Bell and Jarrick Williams, who made his re-debut at practice.
Alabama starting center Barrett Jones will be held out of practice for the next week while he nurses a sprained foot, according to coach Nick Saban. Doctors will reevaluate Jones when he returns from Christmas break on Dec. 27. Jones rode a stationary bicycle with a cast on his left foot during Tuesday’s practice and is “day to day,” according to Saban. Ryan Kelly took snaps with the first-team offense in Jones’ absence.
The football team returned to the practice fields for the first time to begin preparations for the Discover BCS National Championship game. The Crimson Tide stuck to the basics in shells for a two hour practice on Tuesday.
A knee injury that Jesse Williams suffered in the third quarter of the SEC Championship Game didn’t knock him out of the game for good. The Alabama football team’s senior nose guard was back in the game in the fourth quarter.
Highlights from the Alabama Crimson Tide’s practice held on 12/18.
Watch Barrett Jones and others pedaling stationary bikes at Alabama’s first postseason practice (video)
You might have read about this already in the practice report, posted a short time ago. Now, in this video, see for yourself. Star center Barrett Jones (75) is among four Alabama players in black non-contact jerseys who were pedaling stationary bikes at the beginning of the team’s first postseason practice Tuesday.
As Alabama began preparing for Notre Dame Tuesday afternoon, there were quite a few players sporting black non-contact jerseys. Some who we expected to see, and some who we haven’t seen in awhile.
In preparation for a Jan. 7 BCS Championship Game against top-ranked Notre Dame (12-0), second-ranked Alabama (12-1) will hold its first practice on Dec. 18. It will be the first of 11 practices the Crimson Tide will hold at home before departing on Jan. 2 for South Florida, according to a tentative schedule released Sunday by Alabama.
The rundown from today’s practice is already online, but it’s not complete until we provide the video evidence. Here it is. Featured are Alabama’s running backs, who were popular with strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran, and the Crimson Tide wide receivers, who also worked on their version of ball security.
Highlights from the Alabama Crimson Tide’s practice held on 11/20.
T.J. Yeldon didn’t do much Monday at the Alabama football team’s first practice of Iron Bowl week. That changed Tuesday. The freshman running back is participating fully in drills with his unit. How does he look?
Nick Saban ‘optimistic’ that Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, WR Amari Cooper will be ready for Saturday’s game
Both running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Amari Cooper practiced Tuesday and continue to show signs of progress from their respective ankle injuries, Nick Saban said on today’s SEC teleconference. The Alabama coach said he’s “optimistic” that Lacy and Cooper will be ready for Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against No. 15 Texas A&M. Saban said Lacy, who mostly sat out Monday’s practice, took half of the repetitions at Tuesday’s practice. Lacy hurt his ankle during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 21-17 win at LSU. “Hopefully, he’ll be even better today,” Saban said.