Alabama practice report: Henry, Drake throw touchdown passes
ATLANTA — On the eve of Saturday’s SEC championship game, Alabama channeled former Florida star Tim Tebow in practice.
Reporters rarely get to see anything special before they’re herded away from the viewing area, but Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin decided to have some fun on Friday.
Among the “plays” run during the no-pads, no-contact session was a jump pass touchdown — a la Tebow — from Heisman Trophy favorite Derrick Henry to quarterback Jake Coker that had Coker cracking up.
The Tide also ran a throwback pass, and then injured running back Kenyan Drake (fractured arm) threw several “touchdowns” to his teammates during a receiving drill (photos below):
A good sign for Alabama RB Kenyan Drake's availability tomorrow: He's throwing passes w/ fractured arm in practice. pic.twitter.com/hehn30ORJV
— Alex Martin Smith (@asmiff) December 4, 2015
Wednesday, coach Nick Saban said Drake was “day to day,” and would likely be a game-time decision. The senior — who was injured covering a kickoff against Mississippi State on Nov. 14 — suited up for last weekend’s Iron Bowl, but never saw any game action.