PRACTICE REPORT: Football begins final week of spring practice


Football began its final week of spring practice on Tuesday.

James Ogletree

After its second scrimmage on Saturday, Alabama football was back in action on Tuesday to start its final week of spring practice. The team will practice again on Thursday and will close the season with the spring game on Saturday at 1 p.m. 

  • Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a setback at practice last week, but was at practice on Tuesday. However, he wasn’t seen throwing any passes, instead working off to the side from the other QBs.
  • The inside linebacker group did a drill they haven’t done before during the viewing period. ILB coach Pete Golding held a football and directed their lateral movement by waving it from side to side. Then he gave a signal for them to run toward a large orange ball that had been tossed onto the ground by an assistant coach. Golding shouted reminders for the players to keep their pad level low as they hit the ball.
  • Christian Miller, Jamey Mosley, and Terrell Lewis led the outside linebackers through drills. They started by high-stepping sideways in between pads and jumping to catch a ball thrown up by a coach. Lewis made a nice one-handed grab.
  • The dime package remained unchanged from previous practices. Saivion Smith and Trevon Diggs played cornerback, Deionte Thompson and Xavier McKinney played safety, and Shyheim Carter and Kyriq McDonald played the slots (star and money positions). Slade Bolden, Daniel Wright, and Jared Mayden cycled in after a few minutes.
  • Offensive linemen Jonah Williams, Lester Cotton, and Dallas Warmack blocked two other O-linemen who were positioned in the gaps between them and acting as opposing defenders.
  • The front of the defensive line rotation also stayed the same as it has been. Isaiah Buggs, Raekwon Davis, Quinnen Williams, and Johnny Dwight were the first four to go through sled work.