HZT Crimson Tide Daily Wrap Plus Practice Report 11-26-2013


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Practice Report Via AL.Com

  • Starting left guard Arie Kouandjio was back in a regular white jersey and working with the first-team offensive line. On Monday, he was in black (for non-contact players) after spraining his ankle Saturday against Chattanooga.
  • Anthony Steen, the starting guard on the other side, sported a club on his left hand. It appeared to be just a big ball of tape that covered all five fingers. He still worked with the first team and didn’t seem to have any issues during the media viewing period.
  • Running back T.J. Yeldon was moving just fine on his heavily-taped left ankle. He missed Saturday’s game with an ankle sprain, but led all lines with running backs and moved without trouble.
  • The same was true again for tight end Brian Vogler. He moved fine on the ankle he sprained against Mississippi State two weeks ago.
  • There were a few extra cameras around, but an Alabama spokesman said there would not be another ESPN “All-Access” day in Tuscaloosa. The network was in Auburn for that routine on Tuesday, but Alabama’s already done it twice this season (Texas A&M and LSU).

Michigan commit, Alabama target Jabrill Peppers says he’ll take visits elsewhere

  • Paramus, New Jersey athlete Jabrill Peppers is rated a top-five prospect nationally by the four major recruiting services and has been committed to Michigan since May. After a shaky season in Ann Arbor, it appears Peppers may be reconsidering his commitment.

AJ McCarron named a finalist for another national quarterback award

  • McCarron is one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award

Pat Dye on beating Alabama in Iron Bowl: Better team usually wins (video)

  • But the former Auburn coach isn’t ready to concede the outcome of this epic contest.

D.J. Fluker expected to be OK after injury scare on Sunday

  • The San Diego Chargers are expecting offensive tackle D.J. Fluker to be able to play when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Fluker was bent over backward while blocking on an extra-point attempt after the Chargers scored with 24 seconds left in their 41-38 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Auburn doesn’t throw much, but Tide safety says deep ball threat is ‘very dangerous’

  • Auburn receiver Sammie Coates has one of the nation’s best yard-per-catch average.

Iron Bowl analysis by CBS’ Gary Danielson: ‘Alabama has more cards than Auburn’

  •  Danielson key: Which team imposes its will when Auburn runs the ball against Alabama’s defense?

 Gene Stallings on Gus Malzahn’s offense: ‘I know how to stop it.’ (video)

  • Gene Stallings wouldn’t be intimidated by Gus Malzahn’s no-huddle offense.

Gene Stallings, Pat Dye agree: Talented players, not fancy schemes win Iron Bowls (photos)

  • Former football coaches Pat Dye and Gene Stallings appeared to be reading from the same playbook Monday as they responded to questions about the epic meeting of Alabama and Auburn on the Plains Saturday

Alabama defensive players compare Auburn’s offense to a few previous opponents

  • So does it look like any team Alabama’s seen this season?

AJ McCarron would rather not discuss Heisman candidacy, but his Alabama teammates say ‘he deserves it’

  • The Alabama quarterback’s answers to questions that directly or indirectly pertained to his Heisman trophy candidacy did not contribute much to his final time

Matching up the Iron Bowl: When Alabama runs

  • The magnitude of an Iron Bowl matchup pitting the nation’s No. 1 team against the No. 4 team prompted us to go back to a good idea from earlier this season and break out our weekly “Matching Up” posts into a day-by-day look.

Alabama Set To Face No. 6/5 Duke In NIT Semifinals 

Women’s Basketball Downs Alabama A&M, 60-32

Players of the Week for the Chattanooga game 

Coach Curry, Hegstetter, and Williams Post Game vs Alabama A&M

Coach Grant Addresses the Media in Preparation for the Duke Game

Coach Patrick Murphy Talks Fall Signees