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Latest update on Will Anderson as Alabama prepares for Gators

Alabama has the “next man up” policy in its process, but fans want to see Will Anderson against Florida.

He suffered a knee injury versus Mercer; however, the sophomore did practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nick Saban has the outside linebacker listed as day-to-day, but he could play Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Anderson recorded two sacks of Kyle Trask in the Crimson Tide’s 52-46 victory in the 2020 SEC Championship Game. He brings a relentless pass rush, but Saban also considers him one of the team leaders. The 69-year-old stated during the summer that he ‘loves’ working with Anderson.

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Despite most factors leading to him playing, Alabama also has Chris Braswell and Dallas Turner.

Both players are five-star athletes that got an opportunity last week. Braswell blocked a punt for a touchdown, and Turner received reps to build his confidence. The Tide would have Braswell as the starter if Anderson could not play and have Turner come off the bench.

It will be interesting to see what happens, but it is good for Alabama to have depth at the position.

On Wednesday, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine provided an update on Anderson via In My Own Words.

The discussion was “Anderson versus the field” in facing Florida. We shall see what happens at “The Swamp.”

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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 “watch” 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 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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