Alabama continued to work outdoors today for its matchup against Arkansas on Saturday. The Crimson Tide was in full pads for a standard Tuesday practice. There were a few more media members watching during the open period, including an ESPN camera. That’s probably the result of the interview with Tua Tagovailoa earlier today.
Here are some notes from the open period:
- Left tackle Jonah Williams (ankle) was limited again today. He still had the brace on his right ankle. Nick Saban said yesterday he’s expected to be full-go by Wednesday and should play on Saturday, so don’t freak out.
- In his place on the first team offensive line, Alabama had Matt Womack. The rest of the five were in the same places. Womack isn’t a conventional left tackle but might be OK in a pinch, especially because Tua Tagovailoa is left handed (so the right tackle covers his blind side).
- Trevon Diggs had a nice interception that he tipped to himself early during position drills. Had to tip it up three or four times before he could grab it.
- Shyheim Carter continues to wear a heavy wrap on one hand, though it doesn’t seem to be anything serious and hasn’t kept him from working with the first team defense or playing the last couple of weeks.
- Alabama’s secondary was getting an interesting look from the scout team for one or two reps where the receivers lined up in a 2×2 formation with the receivers stacked on top of each other on each side. That’s probably related to something Arkansas does, though it’s also definitely something they didn’t do under Bret Bielema.
- Hootie Ingram was checking out practice.
- The Chargers and Chiefs both had scouts at practice today.
That’s all for today. Check back tomorrow for the final practice notes of the week.