HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 10-15-2013

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Practice Report

  • Even with full pads, Alabama center Ryan Kelly was in a normal, white jersey at his second practice since missing the past two weeks. When Alabama broke into drills that divided the offensive linemen into the first, second and third teams, Kelly split first-team reps with Chad Lindsay. We’ll get an update from Nick Saban on tomorrow’s SEC teleconference.
  • Alabama’s running backs were going through a new drill — at least from what we’ve seen this year. Surprise, surprise: the focus of the drill was ball security. One player got in the middle with the ball in his hands while the rest of the running backs tried to rip it away. Derrick Henry, in particular, appeared to enjoy being on the ripping end of this drill.
  • Here was Saban’s response to a question Monday about Alabama’s two fumbles against Kentucky:
  • “Probably more than anything, technique. Took a handoff and put the ball in the wrong arm and then tried to change it and got hit when they were trying to change it. The other time the guy’s carrying the ball a little bit low and trying to give some extra effort and just sort of lost it.
  • “Uncharacteristic for our backs, but it’s something that we certainly need to work on.”
  • HaHa Clinton-Dix continued to practice in the same spot.

Sunseri, Mosley named to CBSSports.com Midseason AA Team

AJ McCarron spreads some love to Parker Barrineau, Alabama’s other walk-ons (video)

  • “He really does catch everything that comes his way,” McCarron says of the walk-on wide receiver.

Top DT target Matt Elam stays neutral at Alabama-Kentucky game

  • Elam, a 5-star prospect considering both the Tide and Wildcats, says he got good view of both teams in Alabama’s 48-7 win.

Alabama midseason report card: Special teams is most consistent segment

  • Assessing the Alabama special teams after six games of the 2013 season.

Alabama midseason report card: Defense finds its groove after Texas A&M game

  • The Crimson Tide defense rebounded after the Texas A&M offense gained 600-plus yards and scored 42 points.

Alabama midseason report card: Offense finds balance, emerging stars

  • Grading the Crimson Tide offense after six games of the 2013 season.

Humorous Alabama WR Kevin Norwood takes a fun look back at Kentucky catch (video)

  • Crimson Tide receiver Kevin Norwood is a natural in the interview room.

Taking Stock of Alabama’s Recruiting: Wide Receivers

  • In this series, AL.com recruiting reporter Matt Scalici will take an in-depth look at Alabama’s recruiting outlook at each position. Today, we begin our series with a look at the Crimson Tide’s wide receiver corps.

Charles Davis of Fox Sports: ‘People are sick of the SEC. People are sick of Alabama’ (audio)

  • “I don’t know if there is a team better than Oregon in the country.”

Single Game Tickets Now On Sale For Women’s Basketball

  • The University of Alabama athletics TIDE PRIDE/Ticket Office announced Tuesday that women’s basketball single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season are on sale. All single-game tickets are $5 for general admission.

Baseball Schedule For Fourth Week of Fall Practice

Fall Practice Schedule – Week Four
Tuesday, Oct. 15        Practice              2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16      Practice              2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17       Practice              2:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18         Scrimmage             6:05 p.m. first pitch
Batting Practice      5:00 p.m.
Stretch               4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19       Scrimmage             10:35 a.m. first pitch
Batting Practice      9:45 a.m.
Stretch               9:30 a.m.
Signing on the Quad   3:15-3:50 p.m.