The Alabama Crimson Tide held practice number three of fall camp 2020 this afternoon. Even with no media availability, Tide Talk Sports shares what we’ve heard today.
The third practice of fall camp 2020 for the University of Alabama football program is in the books. We want to emphasize that there have only been three practices, so not a ton to report. However, here we will give Tide fans the information we were able to gather out of today’s session.
According to Coach Jeff Banks via his Twitter account, today was the first time we were able to practice kick-off coverage drills since fall camp opened. Alabama fans have seen the impact that Brandon Kaho has had in this area, but look for some new names to emerge this season. Some of our new freshmen running backs could be poised to have an impact on Coach Banks’ special teams unit. Also, we have heard that Will Reichard seems to be back to form and is looking good so far.
Offensively it was much of the same today as what we reported in our practice reports from day one and two. Mac Jones continues to lead QBs, with Paul Tyson and Bryce Young following. We continue to hear how much of an impact that Javon Baker and Slade Bolden are primed to have this season at wide receiver. Also, it is only a matter of time before Trey Sanders becomes a household name. Offensive line left to right continues to be Alex Leatherwood, Deonte Brown, Chris Owens, Landon Dickerson, and Evan Neal.
Defensively, we are starting to see a couple young men make their move. Brian Branch is most definitely locked into a battle with Jalyn Armour-Davis at the star position. Also, expect to see DeMarcco Hellams as the Tide’s 6th defensive back in the dime package. The front seven continues to remain consistent with LaBryan Ray, DJ Dale, and Christian Barmore on the defensive line. The middle linebackers have been Dylan Moses and Christian Harris, with Ben Davis and Christopher Allen continuing to lead the way at OLB. Battle and Wright look to he this year’s dynamic duo at safety, while Patrick Surtain Jr. and Josh Jobe man the boundaries. Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding will speak to media via zoom momentarily.
Stay tuned to http://www.tidetalksports.com for all your Alabama recruiting and athletics news and analysis. Big things are ahead for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and we’ll tell you all about it.
Ricky L. Green is the lead Alabama football and recruiting analyst for Team Tide Talk. Follow him on Twitter @BamaRLG. Always feel free to reach out with questions and comments. Roll Tide.
Be sure to follow the Tide Talk team on Twitter @tidetalksports for all things Alabama Crimson Tide. Remember, you heard it here first.