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Quick Hits: Day one of fall camp for Alabama

Photo by: Stephen M. Smith/TDAL Magazine

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.

 

Cornerbacks

  • 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 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.

 

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