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HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 11-6-2013


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Practice Report Via

  • ESPN’s All-Access remained ongoing as practice got started. The cameras focused on Saban, of course, and Tom Rinaldi watched on.
  • CB Bradley Sylve was a full participant. He still has a bit of a limp, but he looks to be in good position to play Saturday. Same with CB Deion Belue (toe).
  • DL Dakota Ball was back on the practice field for the first time in more than a month. Ball missed most of August after an appendectomy and had been recently sidelined with a broken foot. The redshirt freshman has yet to play a down for Alabama. Ball wore a non-contact jersey.
  • RB Jalston Fowler wore a normal jersey and appears to be good to go for Saturday.
  • Freshman RB Alvin Kamara was not spotted.
  • DE LaMichael Fanning’s suspension remains ongoing.

HZT Blog on Saban and Texas Story

Nick Saban ’60 Minutes’ episode delivers nearly 3 times the average rating for Birmingham (video)

  • Nationally, Sunday’s show attracted more than 15.8 million viewers and was the fourth most-watched show of the week, according to CBS News.

Nick Saban on Texas talk: ‘I’m totally committed to the University of Alabama’

  • Nick Saban addresses latest report linking him to the Texas job.

Les Miles: Alabama-LSU ‘decided in the trenches in the big guys versus the big guys’

  • LSU’s style of play is very similar to Alabama’s.

Alabama’s Nick Saban still highest paid college coach, Texas’ Mack Brown is second (report)

  • Arkansas’ Bret Bielema cracks the top three of the USA Today study.

Nick Saban looking forward to smash-mouth showdown with LSU: ‘I like this kind of football’

  • “I do respect very much so the quality of how LSU executes what they do,” Saban says.

Alabama QB AJ McCarron named finalist for Unitas Golden Arm, Senior CLASS awards

  • AJ McCarron up for awards recognizing play on and off the field.

Nick Saban talks LSU, yelling at players and more on ESPN

  • ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi began the day by walking into the Mal Moore Athletic Complex with Nick Saban and asking him about his daily routine, including how many hours he works during an average game week.

Live at 9 with Kevin Scarbinsky: Texas writing the book on how NOT to hire Nick Saban

  • There’s no reason to think Saban isn’t going to coach at Alabama for years to come, no matter how many Texas stories you read.

Preview Alabama segment from Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports featuring Scott Cochran (video)

  • Check out a trailer for the 60 Minutes Sports segment that will air Wednesday night on Showtime.

Fast Football: Christion Jones (Video)

Gray Squad Takes Game One of Crimson and Gray World Series

  • The Alabama baseball team kicked off the final week of fall workouts with the Crimson and Gray World Series on Tuesday afternoon, as the Gray squad opened the series with a 7-6 win. Alabama will continue the Crimson and Gray World Series on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., with game two of the series, before wrapping up the series on Friday at 6:05 p.m. from Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

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