“I am pumped up about the first game,” Alabama senior tight end Brad Smelley said. “It is something we have all looked forward to. We are done beating up on each other and are ready to get after somebody else.”
The problem for Georgia is where there’s a hole, it’s a big one. The Bulldogs have no proven players at wideout or running back, and the secondary, while veteran-filled, didn’t play nearly as well in 2010 as its statistics indicated.
Alabama holds 20th practice of preseason camp on Tuesday in full pads TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team returned to the practice field in full pads with a two-hour workout session Tuesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields. It is the first time the Crimson Tide has hit the field since Saturday's second scrimmage of the fall.
“Being a part of the University of Alabama team is helping people when they need it. It’s not always about just being there on Saturday." - Nick Saban, April 30, 2011 Alabama student-athletes have decades of history making a positive impact in Tuscaloosa and surrounding communities. From visiting a hospitalized Tide fan, reading to area youth, speaking at local churches to volunteering at the RISE foundation, Alabama’s student-athletes had seen the power of their influence long before they saw their city and fellow citizens forever changed by April’s tornados.
Will Muschamp takes over for 2011 has a first-time head coach, which typically means a steep learning curve in the SEC. The Gators still have QB questions, there’s a dearth of playmakers on offense and the defense is basically being rebuilt.
The Bulldogs will sneak up on no one this year, though, and there are some holes that need to be either filled or at least patched over. MSU still doesn’t have the depth of the best teams in the conference, but there are plenty of veterans on both sides of the ball.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide held the second and final full scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and included 50 plays of regular game scrimmaging, situational down and distance, red area, goalline, coming out and two-minute.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team held its 18th practice of fall camp on Friday with a two-hour session at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility. The practice marked the Crimson Tide’s final workout before its second scrimmage, which is set for Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team took a much needed break from the southern heat as the Crimson Tide practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility Thursday afternoon.“Yesterday was particularly hard on the players even though it was not the hottest day,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “I think it is the cumulative effect, so we decided to go inside today to give them a little better opportunity to be able to recover and not be in the heat.
This year, the Rebels again play host to a transferring quarterback, again have questions on the offensive line and at wide receiver, and again have no depth anywhere. This could be the kind of season that gets Nutt shelled.