Alabama has used former players on its scout team, even ones who have played or are playing in the NFL.
Former All-American running back Trent Richardson played the role of Leonard Fournette to help prepare Nick Saban’s team for LSU. Blake Sims, the quarterback for the Tide in 2014 when they lost to Ohio State, practiced with the Alabama this season as well.
Urban Meyer is intrigued by the idea and may be making some phone calls right now. Watch the whole exchange between Meyer and Lori Schmidt of WBNS-FM 97.1 in Columbus from Meyer’s weekly news conference.
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Meyer asked if the players wore pads in practice, to which Schmidt said she didn’t have any details. But Meyer’s facial expressions indicate he may have some ideas.
“I apologize, I did not know that,” Meyer said. “It’s got me thinking.”