Alabama practiced outside in full pads Tuesday for its second day of preparation leading up to its home opener against Arkansas State this weekend at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Here are some observations from the two open periods.
- Just like Monday’s report, linebacker Jarez Parks was not seen at practice. According to the participation chart from the Alabama-Louisville game, he did not play last Saturday.
- Stephon Wynn Jr., who has been wearing a black non-contact jersey for a while now, was also not spotted outside. Fellow defensive lineman Johnny Dwight was out there, but with a brace on his left knee.
- Per ususal, defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi was very vocal during drills with the outside linebackers. He yelled — “It’s like a jungle sometimes” or “Take his legs out” — while Anfernee Jennings, Christian Miller, Jamey Mosley and others weaved through and smacked standing dummies with an open palm. Terrell Lewis, who is out indefinitely with a torn ACL, stood and chatted with his position group in shorts and a T-shirt.
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- Inside linebacker Mack Wilson, wide receiver DeVonta Smith and running back Damien Harris were all accounted for and practicing. Those three had left the game last Saturday early.
- Defensive linemen, led by Raekwon Davis and LaBryan Ray, ran through a drill that emphasized pass breakups. If a player didn’t disrupt the pass, he went back and tried again. Alabama had six pass breakups against Louisville.
- Also, in case you missed it, check out yesterday’s podcast, which covers a lot of what we expect Alabama to try and clean up in practice this week (iTunes link here).
That’s it for Tuesday. There will be more practice notes tomorrow before Alabama coach Nick Saban addresses the media around 6 p.m.