After some meshing problems with read-option plays the first two weeks, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin had the quarterbacks working through the play during Wednesday’s practice.
Alabama plays its first SEC contest against Ole Miss on Saturday, and turnovers could prove to be a determining factor of which team wins — again. Last year, the Crimson Tide gave up five turnovers to the Rebels to lose its only game of the season.
Here is one of the blocking drills Alabama tight ends were working through during today’s practice. pic.twitter.com/4qcRSZBjho
— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 14, 2016
Addition Practice Notes:
Defensive backs and inside linebackers worked against a scout-team receiving core. Some of the numbers represented were of freshman A.J. Brown and senior Quincy Adeboyejo. The offensive line also faced a scout team on the opposite side of the field at the same time as its counterpart.
The defensive backs also spent time focusing one-on-one coverage with Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Alabama coach Nick Saban throwing during the defensive backs’s drills. pic.twitter.com/gJpX1rQDPa
— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 14, 2016 Quarterback Jalen Hurts was working with running back Damien Harris, the same combination that led to a fumble in the USC opener.After the read-option drills, the running backs began to run wheel routes and catch passes from the quarterbacks.Outside linebackers worked on burst drills with bands around their waist. They later worked on swim drills against dummies.
No. 56 Tim Williams, No. 22 Ryan Anderson and No. 10 Reuben Foster are closest linebackers in this defensive drill. pic.twitter.com/D8Srq4iwZJ
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