By (Elliott Propes)

Soon after Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Steve Sarkisian, he was spotted observing the Crimson Tide’s football practice today during the media-viewing period. Sarkisian formerly coached Southern Cal and was an offensive coach alongside Lane Kiffin during the Pete Carroll era.

During the media-viewing period, several position drills were in process, preparing for the first home game against Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Here’s a linebackers drill from today’s Alabama football practice.

— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 5, 2016

Additional Practice Notes:

The quarterbacks were seen throwing to each other and Kiffin, who would run routes himself.The offensive line worked under the shoot and blocked after pushing through.

Here’s an offensive line drill from today’s Alabama football practice. The Crimson Tide has 1st home game Saturday.

— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 5, 2016 Defensive linemen Da’Ron Payne, Da’Shawn Hand, Ryan Anderson and Tim Williams were going against a scout team.The tight ends took turns working on the sled.Working with Saban, the defensive backs were guarding each other on routes and working on interceptions.

On the far side of the practice field, Alabama coach Nick Saban works with the defensive backs.

— Terrin Waack (@terrinvictoria) September 5, 2016 …read more

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