Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Scrimmage nuggets and more


After Saturday’s scrimmage, Alabama football coach Nick Saban provided a good review for Tide fans. A little more information has trickled out since.

Fans and media members get frustrated with the closed sessions. Fortunately, on Sunday, the program offered some interesting video snippets.

Although the looks were brief, there is no question some Crimson Tide players provided ‘wow’ moments on Saturday.

Alabama football fans are excited about Jahmyr Gibbs and No. 13 reinforced that confidence in Saturday’s action. Also reassuring and not far away from ‘wow’ was seeing Trey Sanders looking as though he has regained all his speed, quickness and confidence. If that is true, No. 6, No. 13, plus Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams (when healthy) will give the Tide a loaded running back group.

In the video, at least one move from JoJo Earle was full-blown wow status. Not wow yet, but impressing nonetheless, was the quarterback run by a speedy Ty Simpson (No. 15).

Tidbits from Alabama Football Insiders

As tidbits of information have trickled out from Alabama football insiders, there were other impressive performances. As Saban mentioned in his review “little” Adam Anderson did very well. With Will Anderson Jr. sitting out the scrimmage, as Nick Saban said “by design”, numerous reports are that Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell performed at a high level.

While that does not reflect well on the Tide’s offensive line, it is fair to state that no team in the SEC has an O-line that will not struggle with Anderson, Turner and Braswell.

Speaking of the offensive line, Alabama football insiders report Kendall Randolph, Amari Kight and Tommy Brockermeyer are all getting looks at left tackle. Apparently, JC Latham is doing so well on the right side, that he is beginning to separate himself as a fall starter. The left side may get more help soon. Multiple portal experts have predicted that today or soon, Tyler Steen will announce a transfer from Vanderbilt to the Crimson Tide.

Though not spectacular, there was good news from Saturday about the Crimson Tide’s QB2. Jalen Milroe was effective in leading the first-unit offense on one scrimmage drive.

In other Alabama sports news from the weekend, Alabama Gymnastics came out of the Seattle Regional and advanced to the NCAA Championship semi-final in Fort Worth. The Tide posted a 198.175 score, its highest in postseason history and its second-highest score ever.

After losing to Georgia on Saturday, Alabama Softball came back on Sunday to beat the Bulldogs 9-3. The two teams will meet again Monday afternoon.

Alabama Baseball won a weekend series over Texas A&M with an 8-4 win on Sunday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.

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There was also basketball news during the weekend, with Jaden Shackelford announcing he is hiring an agent and will enter the NBA Draft. Best of luck to Jaden in his professional career.