After facing a power offense Saturday at LSU, Alabama gets back to working against the no-huddle attack the Tide has seen so often this year.
Alabama allowed us inside the gates for two practice periods, which covers about 16 minutes. The Crimson Tide worked its formations with five and six defensive backs. Head coach Nick Saban seemed please. At least, we heard no four-letter words, and he didn’t raise his voice. We even heard him say “good” after the group ran through one play.
As for the two main injured players, both running back Eddie Lacy and receiver Amari Cooper looked fine. Saban said earlier today Lacy took about half the practice reps Tuesday, and it appeared he was participating a little more today. Cooper appeared to run fine as he has all week. Saban said he is “optimistic” about both playing Saturday.
Freshman receiver Chris Black was on the field for the third straight day. He hurt his shoulder in the preseason, had surgery and returned to practice Monday. He is wearing a black non-contact jersey and is slated to be redshirted this year, but that seems a shame. He looks like he has the energy of a guy who is dying to get in a game and help the team.