Monday morning practice report
The Alabama Crimson Tide continued fall practice on Monday morning with the first of two practices. The Tide practiced in full pads in warm, 78-degree conditions.
- There were no players wearing black, no-contact jerseys.
- Junior running back Jalston Fowler worked with the tight ends for a few moments during drills. He received some one-on-one coaching on blocking. Eventually, Fowler returned to the running back group to work through handoffs and continue drills.
- The two freshman linebackers who swapped positions earlier in the fall, Dillon Lee and Reggie Ragland, remained at the same spots they have been at most recently. Lee was working with the outside linebackers, while Ragland was working with the inside linebackers.
- Junior linebacker Tana Patrick was also involved in some position shifting. Patrick started with the outside linebackers this fall, but was working primarily with the inside linebackers on Monday morning. In his place with the outside linebackers was freshman Denzel Devall.
- Freshman Eddie Williams seems to be receiving a lot of one-on-one time as he tries to learn the safety position as quickly as possible. At one point during drills both Coach Saban and senior safety Robert Lester took a bit of time to offer some coaching and wisdom to Williams.
- Linebacker Adrian Hubbard, who sprained his elbow during Saturday’s scrimmage, had his left arm wrapped during the media observation period. Hubbard had a phenomenal spring and is a player who will likely contribute heavily in the 2012 version of the Alabama defense.
- Freshman offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor received some praise from offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. Taylor displayed great footwork and and strength and Stoutland was quick to encourage the young lineman.
- Freshman linebacker Ryan Anderson worked with a small cast on his right wrist, but it did not seem to factor into his ability to contribute during drills.
The Crimson Tide will return to the practice field later tonight (7:30 p.m.) for the second practice of the day.
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