TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke to reporters following practice on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide hosts Kent State on Saturday at Noon ET on the SEC Network.
Highlights from Saban’s time:
- There was pretty good energy out there today. We have to continue to improve. These are the types of teams that can sneak up on you. We certainly respect the opponent.
- Robert Foster (knee) and ArDarius Stewart (knee) are questionable for Saturday’s game.
- Joshua Jacobs has done a good job. He’s making progress. I thought he did a good job in the game. He’s been a good special teams player for us. He and Bo Scarbrough are two players we need to grow and develop and have a role on the team at running back. He’s certainly done a good job.
- Ryan Anderson is a well-liked guy on the team. A lot of people respect him as a player, and he’s got a great personality. He does a great job of setting a good example in terms of leadership and work ethic. He affects people in a positive way.
- We were hoping for Damien Harris to improve and mature this year. All freshmen go through a learning curve. Some unique guys can do it as freshman, but it takes some time for others. Damien has always been a hard worker.
- We have received word from the NCAA on Tony Brown’s suspension, but I’m not sure we can announce it. I’m being honest. I’m not trying to keep anything away from you. I was told not to announce it. Let me put it this way: Everything has been done that needs to be done for him and Johnny Dwight both. That’s all I can say about it.