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Head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide returned to practice Wednesday in sunny, 82-degree weather. TDAM contributor Maxwell Taylor and yours truly have updates.

Notes from Wednesday’s practice

  • Senior Jake Coker took a group of quarterbacks through drills, followed by Alec Morris and walk-on Seth Franks (No.19).
  • David Cornwell led the other group in passing drills, followed by Cooper Bateman, Blake Barnett and a walk-on wearing No. 10
  • Redshirt junior wide receiver Chris Black headlined a group of receivers, followed by ArDarius Stewart, Richard Mullaney, Daylon Charlot and Cameron Sims.
  • Sophomore receiver Robert Foster took the other group through drills, behind him was Calvin Ridley, Derek Kief and Deionte Thompson.
  • Richard Mullaney and Calvin Ridley both made a couple of nice grabs in drills.
  • Junior Alphonse Taylor was worked at first-team right guard. Bradley Bozeman was his backup.
  • Senior Dominick Jackson looked very strong at right tackle, while Brandon Greene remains his backup.
  • Alabama’s defense unveiled its “dime rabbits” look during the second media viewing period.

Alabama’s dime rabbits package

  • CB Cyrus Jones
  • CB Marlon Humphrey
  • S Geno Smith
  • S Eddie Jackson
  • DB Maurice Smith, CB Minkah Fitzpatrick- Extra defensive backs
  • LB Reggie Ragland
  • LB Reuben Foster
  • LB Denzel Devall
  • DL A’Shawn Robinson
  • DL Jonathan Allen

Senior linebacker Dillon Lee shadowed Reuben Foster.

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

Maxwell Taylor is a contributing writer for  Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @alp2345.

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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 10+ 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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