HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 10-29-2013


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Practice Report From The Anniston Star

  • Running back Jalston Fowler (concussion) was the only non-quarterback in a black, non-contact jersey.
  • Cornerback Deion Belue was not seen during the media’s viewing period. Belue, who has battled nagging injuries all season, was likely getting treatment during the viewing period.
  • Nose tackle Brandon Ivory was back at practice after missing the Tennessee game. On Monday, Tide coach Nick Saban said Ivory is “fine” going forward.
  • Cornerback Bradley Sylve (high ankle sprain) is slowly working his way back to being healthy. Sylve went through drills with Saban’s group of defensive backs. He ran well, but limped at times. These two weeks off will be key for him.
  • Defensive end LaMichael Fanning was not at practice today. Fanning is still suspended indefinitely.
  • Scouts from the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and others watched practice.

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley on Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist list

Only two players from the SEC made the 16-member semifinalist list.

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron named Maxwell Award semifinalist

  • A list of the 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award.

Alabama visit impresses 5-star DE Da’Shawn Hand, on field and off

  • Hand, who has interests in sports management and engineering, is impressed with UA engineering, business professors during Tuscaloosa visit.

Tony Barnhart’s advice to Tennessee’s Butch Jones: ‘Don’t make AJ McCarron mad’ (audio)

  • Tim Brando on Tennessee: ‘Alabama took their soul right from them.’

Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher on Alabama’s ranking: They’ve ‘earned it for two years’

  • “Alabama’s been very consistent, playing great defense right now, they have playmakers that can run the football, they’re very physical, and they’ve done it and earned it for two years.”

Q&A with Armen Keteyian: Co-author of ‘The System’ discusses why one Alabama chapter wasn’t enough

  • In an interview with AL.com, Keteyian explains why Alabama received so much attention in the best-selling book, how he convinced Saban to grant him so much access and more.

Assistant coach Lance Thompson on Alabama’s quarterback: ‘AJ’s special’

  • A couple of questions from the audience on Monday night gave Alabama assistant football coach Lance Thompson the opportunity to say exactly what he thinks of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron.

Coastal Alabama has provided important leadership for Crimson Tide, assistant coach says

  • Alabama has won three of the past four BCS national championship games and is ranked No. 1 in the current BCS standings. Leadership has played a crucial role in the re-ascension of Crimson Tide football, Alabama assistant coach Lance Thompson told the New Horizons Credit Union 1st and 10 Club on Monday night – leadership that came in part from Coastal Alabama.

TideTV Links

On the Sideline with Josh Chapman

On the Sideline with Courtney Upshaw

On the Sideline with Trent Richardson

Baseball With A Short Week Due To Fall Break

Fall Practice Schedule – Week Five
Tuesday, Oct. 29         Practice            2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30    Scrimmage           3:30 p.m.
Batting Practice    2:45 p.m.
Stretch             2:30 p.m.