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UA finalizes game prep for Mississippi State

Stephen M. Smith- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Alabama took the practice field Wednesday for its final media viewing period. The Crimson Tide practiced in sunny, 65-degree weather conditions. It was day three of game week prep for Saturday’s match-up with Mississippi State.

Yours truly of TDAM providing all updates.

Notes from Wednesday’s practice

  • Running back Kenyan Drake fully worked through drills behind Derrick Henry for a second consecutive day. Coach Saban said in Monday’s presser that would be okay, despite “getting his bell rung” against LSU.
  • Dominick Jackson (ankle) participated in footwork drills and did some run blocking work at first-team right tackle, but stood to the side during the latter portion of media viewing period. Offensive lineman Korren Kirven stood in his place.
  • Alabama quarterbacks and wide receivers worked on post patters and slant routes to the inside. Wide outs Richard Mulaney, ArDarius Stewart and Daylon Charlot each brought in some nice catches.
  • Freshman quarterback David Cornwell represented Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, giving a look to Alabama’s first team nickel package.
  • Sophomore Tony Brown was once again seen going through drills with safeties under defensive backs coach Mel Tucker.

Alabama players in scout team jerseys

  • WR Deionte Thompson (No. 1, representing De’Runnya Wilson)
  • TE Johnny Dwight (No. 84, representing Darron Hutcherson)
  • RB Derrick Gore (No. 32, representing Ashton Shumpert)
  • RB Ronnie Clark (No. 32, representing Ashton Shumpert)

What to follow

Alabama head coach Nick Saban will his final game week press conference Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Player interviews will follow, featuring tight end Michael Nysewander, defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson and receiver Richard Mullaney.

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

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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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