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Head coach Nick Saban and Alabama took its first steps in its journey for a 16th national championship Thursday in fall camp. Outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi was animated from the first whistle, and freshman running back Bo Scarbrough made an appearance.


Quarterback Competition

  • Senior Jake Coker and junior Alec Morris both worked with veteran receivers.
  • David Cornwell, Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett all split reps (second group).
  • The new diet is working for Barnett. His hips look thicker.


Running Backs

  • Junior running back Derrick Henry led the group through drills.
  • Senior Kenyan Drake spent 80 percent of practice with the running back; however, he did participate in passing drills.
  • True freshman Damien Harris was third in the rotation, followed by redshirt freshman Ronnie Clark.
  • Freshman Bo Scarbrough (knee) was seen in a black, non-contact jersey.


Wide Receivers

  • Redshirt junior Chris Black and sophomore Robert Foster led the group in drills.
  • Graduate transfer Richard Mullaney had a strong outing behind Foster.
  • True freshman Calvin Ridley looked comfortable catching passes from Barnett.
  • Sophomore ArDarius Stewart and senior Parker Barrineau had a couple of nice grabs.


Outside Linebackers

  • Senior Denzel Devall led the group through drills, but all eyes were on true sophomore Rashaan Evans.
  • Evans displayed energy, quickness and power through each station.
  • Tim Williams (junior) needs to be more consistent coming off the ball.
  • True freshman Jamey Mosley continues to absorb the system.
  • Ryan Anderson (junior) was third in drills.


Inside Linebackers

  • Senior outside linebacker Dillon Lee was training with the inside linebackers.
  • Reggie Ragland (senior) led the group, followed by Reuben Foster (junior).
  • True sophomore Shaun Dion Hamilton was aggressive in the rip drill.
  • Redshirt freshman Keith Holcombe fell in the tackling drill, but rebounded well.



  • Head coach Nick Saban demonstatred the system to the younger players.
  • Cyrus Jones (senior) led the group, followed by Tony Brown (sophomore).
  • Redshirt freshman Marlon Humphrey had issues finding the ball on a few throws.


Other Information

  • According to head coach Nick Saban, freshman running back Bo Scarbrough will be suspended for the first four games of the season. Saban said “It’s an NCAA thing.”
  • Saban also mentioned that Scarbrough is “ahead of schedule” in rehab. The freshman hurt his knee in spring practice back in March.


Stephen's Report: Alabama fall practice (Aug. 6, 2015)

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Pick Six Previews and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.


Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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