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Alabama football releases spring practice schedule

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

All the sights and sounds are coming back.

Alabama coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will kickoff spring practice on Friday, Mar. 11 at Thomas-Drew Field, according to a press release from UA’s athletics communication department and an update article from the Southeastern Conference sports site.

Fourteen practices sessions will transpire, until the Crimson Tide takes to Bryant-Denny Stadium for its annual A-Day game on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. (CT).

Change is inevitable and for Alabama, it needs a starting quarterback and running back for next fall. Strong quarterback play will be on top of its search list for a third straight time.

Blake Barnett, Cooper Bateman, David Cornwell and Jalen Hurts are all in the running, while Jacob Coker departs to the National Football League. Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and B.J. Emmons will push to be the school’s featured back, with Heisman-winner Derrick Henry gone.

Coach Saban is set to unveil the latest additions to his staff.

Brent Key (offensive line), Derrick Ansley (defensive backs) and Jeremy Pruitt (defensive coordinator) are charting new waters. Bobby Williams will remain at Alabama, but has a new role as “special assistant” to the head coach.

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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