TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama worked in its indoor facility for Thursday’s practice.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban spoke with reporters following practice. This is the last time Saban will speak before his Monday news conference to open game week.
- After a slow start to the week, the players have responded well the last couple of practices.
- We still have to focus on cleaning up those unforced errors like penalties.
- We have to figure out who we’re going to play in the game because we’re going to start preparing about USC tomorrow.
- No decision has been made about who will start at quarterback. I’m not disappointed in the progress they’ve made. But no one has forged ahead either.
- Alphonse Taylor has been limited with a minor injury. He’s day-to-day. His status (suspension) against USC has yet to be determined.
- We can’t rep everybody every day so the team has to figure out who we’re going to play. But if you lose players throughout the season, some of the other guys are going to move up the depth chart.
- Raekwon Davis’ eligibility is still up in the air. We still don’t have a decision on whether or not he’s going to be able to play vs. USC.
- We have not had any discussion about playing two quarterbacks yet. “Like I’d tell you if we were going to.”
- We haven’t had a big issue of players fighting in practice. That’s not something we want to do.
- Our offensive philosophy has changed over time. The offense looks different than what we ran with AJ McCarron was here. We try to be flexible. We’re going to have to figure out what we’re doing at quarterback before we settle on anything.