Though it was in the low 80s and partly cloudy outside this morning, Alabama practiced indoors at the Hank Crisp Facility for its first session Wednesday. The Tide will practice again tonight at 7:30, which will conclude the two-a-day sessions of fall camp.
Here are a couple observations from this morning's viewing period:
-No one wore a black no-contact jersey, other than the quarterbacks of course. Good news as no players need them 15 days into camp and 17 days until the season opener.
-I spent a good amount of time watching the tight ends today and a video will be up later. It's safe to say that redshirt freshman Malcolm Faciane will be Michael Williams' backup, as the two were partners in certain drills and Faciane was always behind Williams in others. Watch the tight ends practice in the video below.
-Jalston Fowler was with the running backs for the first part of the viewing period then worked with the H-backs. He's been rotating between the two groups throughout fall camp.
-The first-team secondary looks like it includes JUCO transfer Deion Belue opposite Dee Milliner at cornerback. Having lost Travell Dixon, it was important that Belue step up, and after observing a bit this morning, it looks like he's making strides. It will be interesting to see what head coach Nick Saban has to say about him after Saturday's scrimmage.
-Athlete Cyrus Jones got several compliments from wide receivers coach Mike Groh during drills. Looks like he's improving there.
-In wide receiver drills, the following players were partnered up: Christion Jones and Kevin Norwood, Cyrus Jones and Amari Cooper, Kenny Bell and Danny Woodson Jr., and DeAndrew White and Marvin Shinn.
-Linebacker Adrian Hubbard, who sprained his elbow during last Saturday's scrimmage, was not heavily wrapped like he had been earlier this week. He wore a protective sleeve instead.
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