Alabama football: Players, Nick Saban pleased with results of second scrimmage
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Players reflect on second scrimmage
Alabama held its second-and-final scrimmage before A-Day on Saturday. The practice was moved indoors because of rain. After having two days to digest what happened, the players seemed to be pleased with their performance. The team will have one more week of practice before the spring game kicks off Saturday.
“We were able to play a lot better, overall have a smoother efficiency, and really, we made plays; we made more plays than we did in the first scrimmage,” tight end Hale Hentges said.
Saban agreed. On Saturday, he spoke about the scrimmage.
“I do think that there was some improvement in terms of how we played versus last week,” Saban said.
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