TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The run of 90-plus degree heat continued as Alabama football worked outside in shells (shoulder pads, helmets and shorts) on Friday in its final tune-up before the second scrimmage of fall camp.
Alabama is scheduled to scrimmage around lunch time at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. It will be the Crimson Tide’s last scrimmage.
What we saw
- There was no sign of running back Bo Scarbrough during the brief media period. Scarbrough could have been anywhere, but his absence is notable given his prominence on the team. We’ll follow up on this at Alabama’s scrimmage on Saturday.
- Running back Josh Jacobs (hamstring) was not spotted on the field again Friday. Jacobs hasn’t practiced all week so it’s unlikely he’ll scrimmage.
- There was no sign of linebacker Jamey Mosley. He had been dealing with a concussion, but he was spotted going through drills earlier in the week.
- The first-team offensive line remained the same: Jonah Williams at left tackle, Ross Pierschbacher at left guard, Bradley Bozeman at center, Lester Cotton at right guard, Matt Womack at right tackle. Freshman Jedrick Wills is working behind Womack at right tackle. Alabama coach Nick Saban said there is still competition at that spot.
“[Womack] has improved, he’s doing a nice job. I think there’s some competition at the tackle positions and he’s certainly involved in it,” Saban said. “A couple of young players are making progress at that position, but Matt has done really well. He has good knowledge of what to do.
“He’s playing a little more physical, which is one of the goals we had for him. He’s gotten to be a little better pass protector. I think he fits well with the other players in the group, but there is competition at the tackle position.”
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