Alabama is a mostly-healthy team right now, but there are still some key players with bumps and bruises. Get up to speed on the Crimson Tide as Saturday draws nearer.
Here are five things to know:
- Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny has died, according to a report. Teammates reacted to the unfortunate news on Twitter early Wednesday morning.
- Quarterback Blake Barnett is back on the field. But center Ryan Kelly is not, and defensive lineman Jarran Reed was missing from practice on Tuesday.
- Bowl projections look pretty good right now. Alabama is favored to go to the College Football Playoff, and 100 percent of predictions we looked at say the Tide will be in at least a New Year’s Six game.
- C.J. Mosley’s little brother has an interesting job at Alabama practice. It involves imitating a Tennessee player at his high school position.
- Nick Saban has his eye on one of the Southeast’s best receiving recruits. The kid already has offers from LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- Former Alabama running back — and current Nicholls State player — Altee Tenpenny was arrested on Sunday after a gun-related incident.
- A.J. McCarron’s nether regions were (accidentally) broadcast live on NFL Network this weekend, and Katherine Webb was upset about it.
- Who has the better offensive tackle: Stanford or Alabama? (Rivals.com‘s Mike Farrell)
- Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd missed practice on Tuesday with the flu. (247Sports.com‘s Wes Rucker)
- Have you noticed that giant red tent on Alabama’s sideline? Players are ushered inside to receive medical treatment. It’s new this year, and 247Sports.com‘s Charlie Potter wrote about its origins.
The best stories around the SEC
- Ole Miss defense trying to bounce back after 30 missed tackles against Memphis
- Mizzou DB switches to offense in effort to help inefficient Tigers
- Kentucky simulating cowbells in practice before matchup against Mississippi State
- Georgia kicker hopes to visit injured Southern player soon
- Gamecocks to focus on three candidates for head coaching job