TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —The University of Alabama football team was enjoying some nice weather as it went through the 10thspring practice on Wednesday afternoon. Conditions were ideal, 72 degree and sunny, in sharp contrast to the weekend forecast.
According to The Weather Channel, there’s a 100 percent chance of rain on Saturday when the Crimson Tide scheduled their second closed scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Moreover, there’s a 40 chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms expected for A-Day on April 21.
Here’s a quick look at what was observed at practice:
Sophomore Tua Tagovailoa is still working behind the other quarterbacks as he continues to heal from a hand fracture. He did see some limited action during last week’s scrimmage.
Sophomore running back Brian Robinson Jr. was limited, watching some individual drills from the side. Junior Josh Jacobs (ankle) is already out for the spring
Redshirt freshman Tyrell Shavers and sophomore Jerry Jeudy(knee) remain out. Sophomore DeVonta Smith, who had been also learning cornerback, spent the whole observation period with the wide receivers.
There didn’t appear to be any movement with the first-team offensive line following the first scrimmage. Jedrick Wills Jr. and Alex Leatherwood have been working on the right side at guard and tackle, respectively. Offensive coach also put the entire unit through some up-downs in front of reporters.
Sophomore Quinnen Williams was working third in the line of defensive linemen for a pass-rushing drill and might be making a strong push to start at nose tackle. “He’s very fundamentally sound and he’s a great player,” senior defensive end Isaiah Buggs said. “He knows everything on defense play-wise. He’s going to have a big role this year.”
Linebacker Christian Miller was leading the outside linebackers through drills after being sidelined for a significant part of last week’s scrimmage.
Junior Trevon Diggs (ankle) has been back practicing this week, and was working with the first-team dime unit along with fellow cornerbacks Savion Smith and Shyheim Carter.
Nick Saban will address reporters after practice.
— Alabama Athletics (@UA_Athletics) April 11, 2018