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Head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide were at Thomas-Drew Field Monday, preparing for its home opener against Middle Tennessee State. Alabama practiced in sunny, 90-degree weather conditions. Yours truly of TDAM providing some observations.

Notes from Monday’s practice

  • Senior Jake Coker headed one line of quarterbacks, followed by junior Alec Morris. Redshirt sophomore Cooper Bateman led the other group through drills, followed by David Cornwell and Blake Barnett.
  • Wide receiver Chris Black led one group through pass-catching drills, and was followed by Cameron Sims, Richard Mullaney and Derek Kief.
  • Sophomore ArDarius Stewart led the other bunch, followed by Robert Foster, Calvin Ridley, Daylon Charlot and Deionte Thompson.
  • Running backs Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake, Bo Scarbrough, Ronnie Clark and Damien Harris were all sporting regular jerseys. Other running backs were in scout-team jerseys.
  • Senior linebacker Dillon Lee was working beside inside ‘backers.’ Lee started at SAM linebacker against Wisconsin. True sophomore Shaun Dion Hamilton was absent.

Alabama players in scout-team jerseys

  • DB Shawn Burgess-Becker (#20, representing Kevin Byrd)
  • ILB Walker Jones (#24, representing Cavellis Luckett)
  • ILB Adonis Thomas (#24, representing Cavellis Luckett)

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.

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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