The University of Alabama football program held a difficult “game-like” practice yesterday inside the confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here we take a look at some updates from yesterday’s practice.
TTS has been told that Mac Jones looked much better yesterday, even going against the first team defense quite a lot. In case you are wondering, Bryce Young still looks like Bryce Young and is continuing to get better with each passing session. The Crimson Tide’s stable of running backs continues to get rave reviews. The offensive line continues to gel and get better as we get closer to the season as well. Safe to say at this point that we only have one spot along the line up for grabs. The center position will determine who else plays where. Landon Dickerson, Chris Owens, and Darrian Dalcourt are all getting some reps with the first team. Tide Talk Sports mentioned to you all a while back that Cam Latu was making a push at tight end, and this continues to be the case. Cam has recently gotten some reps with the first team offense. Tide fans should also be on the lookout for Traeshon Holden as he and Javon Baker continue to impress at wide receiver.
The two freshmen defensive backs that we have been raving about are continuing to grow and get better each day. Malachi Moore will most certainly play a big role in the defense this season, and we expect Brian Branch to start at Star when Alabama goes into the nickel package. Expect LaBryan Ray to have an All-American type of impact this season on the defensive line for the Tide. DJ Dale appears to be 100% healthy, and may be even better now than he was prior to being injured last season. Another freshman that we are starting to hear about is big Timothy Smith, the former five star defensive tackle out of Florida. If Smith and a couple more young guys can be ready when called upon, this year’s defense could be right up there with the best of the Saban Era.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have plenty of options at punter. We announced the arrival of JK Scott’s brother(Charlie Scott) back when the roster was released and we still have Ty Perine, but it’s freshman walk-on punter Sam Johnson from Oak Mountain that has really turned some heads. Looks like yet another year of electrifying returns for Jaylen Waddle, as we expect him to be the primary return man this season.
Alabama has been very fortunate injury wise throughout fall camp thus far, and that seems to be the case still. Rumors started to circulate yesterday about a possible injury to King Mwikuta, but at this point that remains just a RUMOR as we have not yet confirmed whether or not it is true. The TTS team will update you all as we learn more. The season opener continues to draw near, and the Tide looks ready for revenge. The Tide will practice three days this upcoming week, and will have a scheduled scrimmage with families of players in attendance on Saturday September 12, 2020.
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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.
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