Alabama was back on the practice field at Barry University in South Florida today for its final full practice before facing Oklahoma on Saturday. It was a normal Thursday practice in shorts and shoulder pads.

It was not a normal Thursday practice because we were allowed to see it. This is the first Thursday practice all season with an open period.

Here are some notes:

  • Much of what we saw was covered yesterday. Not a lot new overall.
  • Tua Tagovailoa (ankle) continued to practice. Nothing much new from his status after we spoke to him yesterday. If you’re curious, here’s what he said this morning.
    Tagovailoa: “I believe we’ll be able to feel a lot more comfortable in the pocket, moving around. You know, yesterday was a testament to that. I got the opportunity to do a lot of things in practice that I wasn’t able to do the last week.”
  • Isaiah Buggs (hyperextended knee) was also practicing. He had a brace or a wrap on his left leg, same as yesterday.
  • Terrell Lewis and Chris Allen continued to practice with the outside linebackers, though they won’t play in this game.
  • Trevon Diggs is not practicing. He remains on schedule in his rehab and is with the team but is still out for the season.
  • Greg Byrne was checking out practice this afternoon.
  • The team still seemed loose overall. We were near the OLBs during an individual drill and players were giving a teammate a hard time when he dropped an interception. Everyone seemed in good spirits.

That’s all for now. No practice notes between now and the game.