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Expectations for Alabama for the second spring scrimmage

Alabama defensive linemen DJ Dale (#94) and Jamil Burroughs (#98) in 2022 Spring Football Practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Alabama football held its first scrimmage of spring practice last week.

Coach Nick Saban had a lot of positives to highlight, including running backs, Jalen Milroe, wide receivers (Aaron Anderson), and growth on defense. After another week of practice, the Crimson Tide will have its second scrimmage today ahead of next week’s spring game. Before Saban takes the podium at 2:45 p.m. to recap the scrimmage, I have some expectations fans want for Alabama’s second game-like practice.

Offensive line to be stronger versus pass rushers

Alabama’s offensive line has developed better consistency in run-blocking this spring versus last year. 

Trey Sanders and Jahmyr Gibbs had 50+ yards rushing in the first scrimmage, and Gibbs scored a touchdown in the red zone.

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Sanders broke off a long run, and Jamarion Miller (freshman) turned in good moments too.

Will Anderson did not scrimmage last week, but other players got pressure on the quarterbacks.

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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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