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Alabama star QB returns to work; team works on basics for Orange Bowl

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While students and student-athletes prepare for graduation at 7 p.m., Nick Saban and Alabama returned to practice for its first session in working toward Orange Bowl matchup with Oklahoma for the College Football Playoff. 

Rain kept the Crimson Tide indoors, but the team worked on fundamentals. 

Listed below are notes from Friday. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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 15 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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