TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama took the practice field for its second workout of fall camp on Friday.
The Crimson Tide once again worked out in helmets and shorts. Starting Saturday, the players will practice in shoulder pads for two days before going out in full pads for the fifth practice.
- Running back Bo Scarbrough, who dealt with cramps Thursday, was a full participant during Friday’s media viewing period. Scarbrough led the running backs through drills. With Derrick Henry gone, Scarbrough is by far the biggest player of the group.
- Quarterback David Cornwell, who is dealing with a foot injury, showed no signs of being slowed down during the media’s viewing period. He will likely have his reps limited again today. It’s unclear how this changes Cornwell’s standing in the competition, but it’s tough to compete for a job when you’re not 100 percent at the start of camp.
What we saw
- There was some movement along Alabama’s offensive line. The first group had Cam Robinson at left tackle, Lester Cotton at left guard, Ross Pierschbacher at center, Bradley Bozeman at right guard and Jonah Williams at right tackle. The left side appears to be set, but the right side is a bit of a toss up. Add in the fact that Alphonse Taylor will be competing to regain his starting spot once his suspension is completely lifted and you have some interesting position battles on the line.
- Speaking of Taylor, he was spotted at right guard with the second offensive line. That group had Korren Kirven at right tackle, J.C. Hassenauer at center, Dallas Warmack at left guard and Matt Womack at left tackle. The third group had Scott Lashley at right tackle, Deonte Brown at right guard, Josh Casher at center, Brandon Kennedy at left guard and Chris Owens at left tackle.
- Freshman running back B.J. Emmons is an impressive looking kid. He has the build of a feature running back, and looks big enough to be able to take the punishment week-in and week-out in the SEC.
- Defensive back Tony Brown, who is still currently serving an NCAA suspension, is working with the safeties.
- All of the defensive backs Alabama signed in its 2016 class are working with the cornerbacks — Jared Mayden, Shyheim Carter and Aaron Robinson. Mayden and Carter appeared to be in the second group behind Marlon Humphrey and Minkah Fitzpatrick. With Maurice Smith gone and Tony Brown suspended, Mayden and Carter could be competing for the starting job at the star position, Alabama’s fifth defensive back in its nickel and dime packages.
Led by position coach Tosh Lupoi, watch Alabama’s outside linebackers go through drills. This group could be one of the best in the country.
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Alabama inside linebacker Rashaan Evans
Alabama punter JK Scott
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He said what? (quote of the day)
“My thing, in high school, I grew so much, and every time I grew, you really have to do a lot to maintain your coordination as your body changes. Your quads might get tighter or whatever because your bones are growing faster and stuff. There’s a lot of things you have to do to maintain your body so you don’t get out of rhythm.” — Alabama punter JK Scott, who’s grown from 6-foot-4 to 6-6 in college, on how he’s adjusting with added height