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Practice Report from AL.Com

  •  Despite rumors to contrary, Alabama center Ryan Kelly was healthy enough to be at practice today in a normal jersey. However, Kelly was not able to practice with the first- and second-team offensive line during the media viewing period. Kelly stood off to the side occasionally squatting and going through mock snaps. It’s unclear what exactly is bothering the redshirt sophomore center, but he’s dealt with multiple knee injuries in the past. Alabama coach Nick Saban is expected to update Kelly’s status after practice.
  • Junior Chad Lindsay took first-team snaps in place of Kelly. Lindsay started four games while Kelly dealt with a knee injury in October. Kelly returned to the lineup for Alabama’s game against Tennessee.
  • Fifth-year senior Kellen Williams worked behind Lindsay as the second-team center.
  • Williams was splitting repetitions with Arie Kouandjio (ankle) at first-team left guard Tuesday, senior Anthony Steen said. Kouandjio looked fine during today’s viewing session.

Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier nominated for Broyles Award

  • He’s one of 40 finalists, six of whom hail from the SEC.

Alabama’s Nick Saban on Auburn: ‘When you make mental errors against this team, they make you pay’

  • A field general such as Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley will be crucial before the snap Saturday.

Alabama grows accustomed to ongoing rotation of young players at cornerback

  • Because of injuries and inconsistencies, the Crimson Tide has started six different combinations at its two cornerback spots

SEC coaches teleconference

  • All 14 SEC head coaches address the media as rivalry week begins.

Iron Battles: Alabama & Auburn players who almost chose the other side

  • We take a look at some of the most memorable battles in recent years between Alabama and Auburn on the recruiting trail, including several star players for each squad who came very close to playing for the opposing team.

SECond Look video: Iron Bowl could be factor for top recruiting prospects

  • It’s Iron Bowl Week in the SEC, with No. 4 Auburn hosting No. 1 Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The venue will also play host to a number of sought-after recruiting prospects from both the 2014 and 2015 classes.

Alabama’s Anthony Steen sizes up Auburn: Same guys, different mindset ‘and they play harder’

  • “They know what they want, they know what we want. It’s going to be a fight,” the senior offensive guard says.

Matching up the Iron Bowl: When Auburn throws

  • Auburn is a much more effective throwing team than most observers give the Tigers credit for, but Alabama’s pass defense remains one of the top 11 coverage units in the country in terms of both passing yardage allowed and pass efficiency defense

Alabama’s AJ McCarron one of two to make move in Heisman Pundit Straw Poll

  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston still sits atop the weekly Heisman Pundit Straw Poll, though his lead seems to be getting smaller.

Women’s Basketball Heads to California for Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic

  • The Alabama women’s basketball team heads to California over the holiday break to take part in the Saint Mary’s College Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic, which will take place Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30 at McKeon Pavilion. The Crimson Tide faces the host Gaels in its first matchup on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and will take on Cal State Fullerton in Saturday’s game at 2 p.m. CT.