Classes started Wednesday at the University of Alabama. Therefore, more walk-on football players were allowed to practice with the rest of the Crimson Tide during its first practice after fall camp.
Taking reps among the rest of the quarterbacks, such as freshman Jalen Hurts, was a walk-on player sporting a No. 11 jersey. On the current 2016 roster, redshirt freshman Kendall Sheffield is labeled with said number, but that was not him. He is a cornerback.
Sheffield, however, was not spotted at practice. He has now missed four practices, and ESPN reports he’s transferring. Coach Nick Saban has not confirmed, and as of his press conference Tuesday night, he was unsure of Sheffield’s status.
Additional Practice Notes:
The defensive linemen, with Da’Shawn Hand and Da’Ron Payne leading the group, started off the viewing period working on their reaction time to a simulated snap. Throughout the drill, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar shouted “eyes on me” as the players shuffled around agility dummies.Saban worked with the secondary, such as defensive backs Eddie Jackson, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Marlon Humphrey, focusing mainly on game-like situations and coverage.Ryan Anderson led the linebackers in an agility drill where the players were told to have “quick, hot feet.” He was followed by Tim Williams and Christian Miller. Among the linebackers was also redshirt sophomore Jamey Mosley, who was a walk-on but received a scholarship Monday night. On the far side of the practice field, the running backs worked on staying low while also running with two footballs in order to improve ball control. The tight ends ran a variety of long routes. Led by O.J. Howard and Hale Hentges, they would begin their route, change direction and go long for a deep pass — or just run deep right away. From what was seen, the majority of the passes were caught as both coaches and quarterbacks threw for different drills.Defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson did not practice again, but he continues to work out on the stationary bike off to the side with a boot on his right foot. …read more
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