TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama returned to the practice field on Tuesday to continue its preparations for Kentucky. The Crimson Tide hosts the Wildcats on Saturday for homecoming.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Here’s what you need to know from Monday.
What we saw
- Defensive back Tony Brown lined up at star (fifth defensive back) with the second-team defense. Brown is working his way back into the secondary rotation now that his suspension is over.
- Running back Damien Harris (ankle) participated in drills and showed no signs of being limited. Harris ran routes when the running backs worked with the quarterbacks. That’s a positive sign. Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that Harris is day-to-day.
- Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (knee) was a full participant during individual drills. Stewart ran routes and showed no signs of being limited. Stewart wore a brace on his left knee. Saban listed Stewart as day-to-day and “questionable” for the game on Saturday.
- Wide receiver Robert Foster (knee) participated in individual drills as well. Foster wore a sleeve on his left knee. Saban listed Foster as day-to-day and “questionable” for the game on Saturday.
- Speaking of injuries, there were three stationary bikes on the side so there is a chance the three injured players could have rode those after the media viewing period of practice.
- Outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was very intense. He yelled “8 yards a carry” to the outside linebackers as they worked on the sled. That’s in reference to Kentucky running back Stanley Boom Williams, who is averaging 8 yards per carry.
- The first-team offensive line had Cam Robinson at left tackle, Ross Pierschbacher at left guard, Bradley Bozeman at center, Alphonse Taylor at right guard and Jonah Williams at right tackle. Taylor and Lester Cotton rotated at right guard against Kent State. That competition will be something to watch on Saturday vs. Kentucky.
- A scout from the Jacksonville Jaguars watched practice.
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Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster
Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen
Alabama tight end O.J. Howard
Alabama linebacker Keith Holcombe
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He said what? (quote of the day)
“We play football, but we have a life also. We can say what we want to say. Everybody should stay in their own lane and mind their business and it would be a great world.” — Alabama tight end O.J. Howard on people telling players to stick to football.
"We play football, but we have a life also. We can say what we want to say." — O.J. Howard on people telling players to stick to football pic.twitter.com/pfFUF0LfiE
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) September 27, 2016