Alabama Football: Fall Camp session No. 1 news and player updates

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Friday was session No. 1 for Alabama football, fall camp. Based on drill rotations, there is news on injured players along with hints at a depth chart.

Adding humidity to the heat, it was plenty hot on the Alabama football practice field Friday afternoon. The heat was enough to bother at least one of the big bodies. The players begin in an acclimation period, meaning no work in full pads and no full-speed contact for a few days.

As we mentioned in a recent post, Alabama football head trainer, Jeff Allen has a new cool tent ready for the players who become stressed by the heat. And by cool, we mean really cool. The new addition to the Crimson Tide practice field will get plenty of use before October rolls around.

As expected, defensive end, LaBryan Ray and tight end, Miller Forristall were not seen on the practice field. The unofficial word from the Alabama football staff is both will be fully recovered and ready for the season opener against Duke.

Guys who may not be 100 percent, but who were still doing drills Friday were: Terrell Lewis, Chris Allen, Braylen Ingraham and Major Tennison. Crimson Tide fans may gain more information about injuries during Nick Saban’s Saturday media review.

There were a couple of roster adjustments Crimson Tide fans will want to jot down. Cameron Latu will now wear No. 81, a change indicating his move to tight end could be permanent. The other change is a walk-on roster addition. A former high school teammate of Tua Tagovailoa has joined the Crimson Tide wide receiver group. Drew Kobayashi was once a 3-Star prospect who signed with Cal. Last season he played for Washington State. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Graduate transfer Landon Dickerson was hard to miss at the Tide’s first practice of the fall. The 310-pound guard appeared to be in great shape. Dickerson will battle for first team work. Based on observed drills, the first-team offensive line is as we projected in our Pre-Camp Depth Chart. The tackles were Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills, the guards were Emil Ekiyor and Matt Womack, with Chris Owens at center.

With LaBryan Ray out, true freshman Justin Eboigbe lined up in drills with Raekwon Davis and another true freshman, D.J. Dale. The last defensive line organizational grouping on Friday included Ishmael Sopsher and Christian Barmore. Sopsher was the player who struggled with the heat and skipped some of the drills.

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From reports, Tua is not bothered by his hamstring or any other previously injured body part. Social media chatter disputes his health, but we are certain Saban will confirm Tua is fine.