The Alabama football team has lost two consecutive games to Ole Miss. The first came in 2014 when the Rebels won at home in Oxford, Mississippi, 23-17. Their fans rushed the field immediately after the game they were so excited. Then, the Crimson Tide fell last season in its own Bryant-Denny Stadium, 43-37.
Now, it’s almost time for the two teams to play again as Alabama heads back to Vaught–Hemingway Stadium on Saturday.
Alabama’s preparation for the matchup began Monday when the team practiced outside for the first time since defeating Western Kentucky last Saturday, 38-10.
Additional Practice Notes:
Ryan Anderson, Tim Williams and other linebackers started off Monday’s media-viewing period working on their footwork by shuffling in a square route while they remained facing forward. Senior Reuben Foster led the group.
The Alabama linebackers were led by senior Reuben Foster during today’s practice drills before Ole Miss on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/404QBhUnDE
— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 12, 2016 The quarterbacks worked with offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, doing drop-back passes. It didn’t take long for the quarterbacks to group up with the wide receivers, where they’d practice throwing on the run and deep-ball passes. The offensive line, including center Bradley Bozeman, practice staying low while blocking. Senior O.J. Howard led the tight ends in a drill a drill that required the players to make multiple hard cuts before receiving a quick pass. Sophomore Hale Hentges and freshman Miller Forristall followed Howard to round out the drill’s starting three players. The defensive backs ran a drill to help increase interception numbers where they’d backpedal before bursting forward to catch a pass. Senior Eddie Jackson, who returned an interception for a touchdown last Saturday, led the group, followed by sophomore Ronnie Harrison and junior Hootie Jones.
Here is sophomore defensive back Ronnie Harrison running through one of today’s drills, too. pic.twitter.com/PLI9ngJBLn
— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 12, 2016 On the far side of Alabama’s practice field, the running backs appeared to be working on their blocking. Alabama’s weight room had pictures of Ole Miss players taped on different machines. …read more
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