Tuesday, August 17, 2010
'Bama Concludes Two-A-Day Sessions
Alabama concluded two-a-day practice sessions yesterday and Nick Saban was in a fiery mood. Saban’s anger was directed at his Tide defense…most notably the secondary. Do we sense a theme?
Monday was the first practice since the ‘Bama defense looked less that spectacular during Saturday’s close scrimmage.
The morning session saw two key position changes which will impact both sides of the ball.
Freshman tailback Corey Grant, who had been working with the running backs since the first day of camp, was moved to cornerback on Monday.
Wide receiver Mike Bowman was also shuffled and began work with the tight ends. Bowman has the size, so the move certainly makes sense from a physical standpoint.
Only time will tell if the moves are permanent. Several players have been shifted around quite a bit during fall camp so it can be difficult to put stock into the changes.
Several ‘Bama players were injured during the Saturday afternoon scrimmage and roughly half of them returned on Monday.
Cornerback DeMarcus Milliner (ankle) and running back Blake Sims (foot) were dressed in black, no-contact jerseys and did not participate.
DeQuan Menzie, another vital cornerback in the secondary, participated in the morning practice session but was held out of the evening session due to a nagging hamstring injury.
First-team right tackle D.J. Fluker was inexplicably absent during the evening practice but it was later revealed he was simply feeling ill.
Alabama will now return to single-day practice sessions as classes for the fall semester begin on Wednesday.
Posted by The Crimson Elephant at 11:19 AM