Shortly after practice concluded for the day, Alabama made a couple of players available to the media for interviews. Be sure to check out the practice report and check out the videos plus highlights below.
- Seems fall camp has lasted longer than normal. Ready to get out there and face an opponent that they haven’t seen yet.
- Guys are excited to get out there and see how the new things on offense look on the field.
- Vogler says Blake Sims is a high energy guy that wants to be everyone’s friend. If someone is having a bad day, Sims is the one that will pick them up.
- Saw Sims run up a wall and do a back flip off of it. Played in 7 on 7 tournaments with him in high school as well as participated in combines together.
- Vogler’s brother is bringing his entire engagement party to the game in Atlanta.
- Surroundings in Atlanta are familiar so it almost feels like home game now.
- West Virginia’s defense is different than anything Alabama has seen before. Some positives and negatives.
- The team threw the freshmen into the fire and prepared them early. The first game jitters will come but they have been tested.
- Focused on what they have coming this year rather than looking back on last year.
- Practice has been tough but Saban wants the players more prepared than the other team. Ready to hit someone else.
- Happy to be playing for Alabama for another year and plans to make the most of the opportunity.
- Sees the biggest challenge for his position as staying focused. Don’t make mental errors and focus on his duty.
- Clint Trickett is a good quarterback. He makes good throws and is a good athlete.
- Feels this year’s secondary blends better than last year’s unit.
- Says Blake Sims is the life of the party off the field. Passionate about anything that he does.
- Perry also said Sims did anything that Coach Saban asked him to do and is the perfect teammate.
- Landon Collins has turned into a monster. He is a commander out there.
- Just wants to prove Alabama is back on top and restore order in the SEC.