By (Molly Catherine Walsh)

The Alabama Crimson Tide practiced outdoors today in front of a crowd of coaches from across the nation as well as the media. The defense worked on various drills in the heat and switched between drill styles at a fast pace. The focus for defense was more powerful and efficient movements while the offense focused on drills to improve speed.

Outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi worked hands on with 51, 33, 48, 16 in a drill designed to improve take off speeds. Players partnered up and one held the other back with a bungee cord while the runner would try to take off as quickly as possible.Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar worked hands on with players such as defensive lineman Joshua Frazier today when he had players pair up and face off for a blocking drill.Lupoi worked with players on drills involving better leverage when they block. Lupoi wanted to see hand to chest contact and for the for to be in a high to low motion for more power. If there were a go-pro on his helmet he would want to see footage of the other guy’s chest, Lupoi said. Freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was throwing short passes today in standard passing drills. …read more

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