Coming off of its idle week, Alabama returned to practice Monday. The Crimson Tide was outside in shorts and shells. It heads to LSU on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game in Tiger Stadium.
Only one media-view period Monday. Here’s what was seen:
- Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts was back at practice after missing last week. He didn’t participate in the ladder drills at the start of the period, standing off to the side with head trainer Jeff Allen and a ball in his hands. He did throw back and forth with Tua Tagovailoa once the quarterbacks paired off. Before practice, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Hurts is “day to day” but “making good progress.”
- Speaking of Tagovailoa, for the first time in a while, he actually kneeled with the other quarterbacks during a warm-up drill that requires the quarterbacks to throw from their knees. He still has a brace on his right knee but told reporters before practice his “knee’s good.” He also said, “A lot of guys on our team, I ask them if they need a knee brace because I don’t need it. But these guys want to keep me safe, so I have to use a knee brace.”
- Wide receiver DeVonta Smith, who’s coming back from a pulled hamstring, looked like he was going through all of the drills. He was even in the lead group with Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy.
- Tight end Miller Forristall was shaken up during Alabama’s last game (at Tennessee) and went into the locker room early. There have been no updates from Saban on Forristall, but he was wearing a right knee brace during practice and going through all the drills.
That’s it for Monday. Check back Tuesday for more practice notes.