HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 10-22-2013


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Practice Report

  • Defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning was not with his unit during the media viewing period. Fanning has four tackles this season, but did not play Saturday against Arkansas.
  • Cornerback Bradley Sylve spent the seven minutes of the viewing period doing drills with head trainer Jeff Allen. His sprained left ankle was taped and Sylve was moving without a bad limp. But is he ready for full contact and practice? That’s doubtful. He wore the black jersey for players held out of contact drills.
  • Freshman running back Altee Tenpenny continued with his exercise bike routine for a second straight day after suffering a turf toe Saturday against Arkansas.
  • After scoring his first touchdown of his Alabama career, freshman running back Derrick Henry wore the No. 20 scout team jersey belonging to Tennessee starter Rajion Neal.
  • Center Chad Lindsay was taking reps with the first team again. He’s started the last three games since Ryan Kelly went down with a knee injury against Ole Miss, but coach Nick Saban said he’d be working back to full strength this week.

Trevor Releford Named To Cousy Award Watch List

  • Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford was named to the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, which was released on Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Alabama reports $143.4 million in athletic revenue, up 16% from a year earlier

  • Alabama’s revenue is up 43% since Nick Saban’s first national title at the school and 112% since Mike Shula’s last year as coach.

Nick Saban’s constructing his best coaching job at Alabama (Kevin Scarbinsky)

  • Internal clutter and misfortune have made this road to No. 1 tougher than 2009, 2011 or 2012, but so far, it hasn’t had an impact on the Crimson Tide’s bottom line.

Joe Namath questions using Alabama starters like Vinnie Sunseri on special teams (audio)

  • Legendary former Alabama QB Joe Namath wonders why Vinnie Sunseri played special teams when he has such an important role on the Crimson Tide defense.

Tennessee lost by 45 to No. 2 Oregon, but Vols ‘believe’ heading into game vs. No. 1 Alabama

  • Tennessee is the only shared opponent of Alabama and Oregon.

Howard Cross, former Alabama and NFL star, to have New Hope High jersey number retired

  • The jersey retirement ceremony will take place at halftime and Cross will also attend the school’s pep rally Friday at 2:10 p.m.

Marlon Humphrey will play on ESPNU, headlines this week’s A-List schedule

  • No. 1 prospect Marlon Humphrey will play on TV this week.

Tennessee returns tickets to Alabama game, seats for sale through UA

  • Tickets remain in both end zone upper decks and in the field suites.

Taking Stock of Alabama’s Recruiting: Defensive Backs

  • 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 continue our series with a look at the Crimson Tide’s defensive backs

Alabama staffer Joe Pannunzio not punished by NCAA in Miami probe

  • Alabama director of football operations Joe Pannunzio and former Crimson Tide offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland were named in initial media reports of the Miami scandal but neither were penalized when the final report was issued Tuesday.

Baseball Enter Week 5 of Practice

Tuesday, Oct. 22 Practice 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23 Practice 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 Scrimmage 3:30 p.m. first pitch
Batting Practice 2:45 p.m.
Stretch 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 Scrimmage 3:30 p.m. first pitch
Batting Practice 2:45 p.m.
Stretch 2:30 p.m.