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WATCH: Alabama defense, William Anderson get prepared for Missouri this weekend

Alabama football continued with practice on Tuesday for Missouri, following the release of Monday’s depth chart.

The Crimson Tide will face Missouri on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT as ESPN will air the matchup.

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According a video provided by Alabama Athletics, much of the attention was on the defense. Listed below are some notes from the session, including a look at a few scout team numbers helping the Tide get ready for the Tigers.

Notes from Tuesday’s practice

William Anderson, a true freshman, was named the starter at jack linebacker. He was regarded as a big-time pass rusher in high school and Nick Saban sees the ability he has to be effective.

-The 6-foot-4, 235-pounder laid a hit on Jahleel Billingsley in a drill and ripped the ball from the talented tight end. Sal Sunseri, outside linebackers’ coach, wants to see a lot of that.

Drew Sanders, a true freshman from Texas, worked behind Anderson at outside linebacker.

-Pete Golding had inside linebackers working the sled and attacking scout-team running backs.

-In facing Larry Rountree III of Missouri, Alabama must break down and make secure tackles in space. The rising senior was a 1,000-yard rusher (1,216) as a sophomore and totaled 829 yards with nine touchdowns in 2019. After having issues with Rico Dowdle (South Carolina) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (LSU) a season ago, the Tide should not take any chances with Rountree.

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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.

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