TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama returned to the practice field on Wednesday to continue preparing for LSU.
No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) travels to Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday for an SEC West clash against No. 13 LSU (5-2, 3-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
What we saw
- Wide receiver Calvin Ridley didn’t run any routes during the media viewing period. Ridley watched as the receivers and quarterbacks worked together. He wore a wrap on his right knee. Ridley was spotted limping around at one point.
- There was no sign of running back Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough was at practice on Tuesday. He has rushed for 306 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.
- There was no sign of freshman running back B.J. Emmons. Emmons was not present during the viewing period of practice on Tuesday.
- With Scarbrough and Emmons gone, Alabama was thin at running back with Damien Harris and Joshua Jacobs getting all the reps.
- There was no sign of right guard Alphonse Taylor during the viewing period. Taylor was not spotted during the viewing period of practice on Tuesday.
- Lester Cotton lined up at right guard with the first-team offense. Barring something unforeseen, Cotton should start on Saturday. The rest of the first-team offensive line had Cam Robinson at left tackle, Ross Pierschbacher at left guard, Bradley Bozeman at center and Jonah Williams at right tackle.
- Alabama worked on its dime package on Wednesday. We saw Minkah Fitzpatrick back deep at one of the safety spots for the second straight day. Hootie Jones joined Fitzpatrick at the other safety spot. Anthony Averett and Marlon Humphrey were the two cornerbacks. Tony Brown lined up at star (fifth defensive back) and Ronnie Harrison manned the money position (sixth defensive back). Reuben Foster was the lone inside linebacker. Shaun Dion Hamilton shadowed Foster.
- Wide receiver Raheem Falkins was limited again on Wednesday after tweaking his hamstring on Tuesday.