BCS Practice Report: 1/4

Barrett Jones

Alabama had its second practice Friday afternoon at Barry University in sunny Miami Shores. Injured players like Barrett Jones, Kenny Bell and Jesse Williams are continuing to make progress as the national championship nears.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—Alabama was back at Buccaneer Field at Barry University for its second practice in South Florida Friday afternoon. The temperatures were a little higher and so was the intensity.

The media was granted about 15 minutes to watch practice, so here are some observations:

--Former Alabama and Miami Dolphins center Dwight Stephenson was in attendance. Stephenson, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played in five Pro Bowls, was a five-time All-Pro selection and was a member of the 1980s All-Decade Team. He, unlike the reporters and camera crews, was able to stay for the whole practice.

--For the second day in a row, center Barrett Jones (sprained foot) was getting some light work in offensive line drills. He's not wearing a black jersey and wasn't limping at all during the media viewing period.

--Wide receiver Kenny Bell, who broke his leg against Auburn, was back out practicing fast again. He's still wearing a black non-contact jersey, but has shown every day he's been on the field that he wants to play against Notre Dame.

--Freshman linebacker Denzel Devall (knee) showing more signs of improvement. He's wearing a regular jersey, so that's a good sign.

--Nose guard Jesse Williams (knee) continues to wear a knee brace, but otherwise looked normal going through drills.

--Freshman linebacker Reggie Ragland was playing the role of Manti Te'o on the scout team.

--Safety Jarrick Williams (knee) continues to practice lightly in a black jersey.

--After staying behind in Tuscaloosa with illness, sophomore tight end Harrison Jones made it to Miami and was practicing today.

Below is a video of the sights and sounds of today's practice.

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