By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Tyler Waldrep)

Take it nice and easy.

Punter JK Scott said that’s the advice he gets from coach Nick Saban.

“He always compares my punting to his golf game,” Scott said. “Just [a] nice easy swing.”

As a freshman Scott finished as a semi-finalist for the Ray Guy award, which honors the country’s top punter. Scott said he wants to be even stronger and more consistent this season.

Online, Scott has received an enormous amount of attention from Alabama fans, but he said that kind of attention has yet to cross over into day to day life on campus.

“I don’t even look like a football player you know,” Scott said. “If anything they think I’m a basketball player walking around.”

Another player that could become more recognizable to Alabama fans in the upcoming season is defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson who is looking to earn a spot in the starting lineup this season.

Depending on the situation Tomlinson will play inside or outside on the line. He said he feels like this gives the team some flexibility in case an injury arises.

“Someone might roll an ankle or something,” he said. “If we need a big person to go inside then I could go outside and help the team in more ways.”

Looking ahead to Alabama’s second fall scrimmage, taking place this Saturday, Tomlinson said he expects to see better play on the defensive side of the ball. He said some guys struggled to get in the right mindset for the first one, because it’s been so long since the team tackled.

Tomlinson said he likes the improvements he as seen from the offensive line. He said Cam Robinson is just one of the offensive linemen that has made strides since the spring.

“[Robinson’s] the total package,” Tomlinson said. “Those long arms can get on your nerves every now and again, but Cam, he’s a great player.”

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports