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He's about to start already - we'll give you all the good stuff.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Had a good week this week. Maybe it was the two days off, going to Washington, practiced with more intensity. Better attention detail.
This team will be defined by what they do, not the previous years.
Are you giving yourself a chance? Everyone has to answer that.
Format will be the same: 1s vs. 1s, 2s vs. 2s.
Looking forward to Saturday.
Out: Dickson (patella problem might need surgery)
This post was edited by Chris Walsh 12 months ago
Saban makes plug for people coming out. Players appreciate and it sends a message for recruiting.
Weather should be perfect. Should have the best crowd, enthusiasm for the program.
Staff contracts: Our coaches do a great job, as do those on the support staff. There's a market out there for all these people and I just try to make sure that they have to make less here than at someplace else.
Should be rewarded accordingly.
Question about kicker - both guys have done well, have had a lot of opportunities. Probably won't make decision about who does what until late fall camp.
CJ Mosley has done everything in a black jersey this spring, tags off the runner. Will do some in the scrimmage, might be in a black jersey. Has grown as a leader. Good leadership group.
QB rotation will be different because there are so many. AJ will play, Blake and then some of the others. There's no way to give everyone an equal opportunity.
Fullwood? Did you mean Fulton?
No Fulton and Norwood have fused together to form 1 player. It also solves our scholarship numbers problem. What will Saban think up next.
This post was edited by OD816 12 months ago
Some guys play better when the lights go on. Can better evaluate that. It's interesting to see how guys manage things in a competitive circumstance.
Don't want to see anyone get hurt. After the game wants to see everyone buy in to what they're doing.
I asked about Jack Pardee, and Saban gave a great answer about what a great guy he was.
Told a couple of great stories that will be in the notebook tonight.
Sorry about that - it's hard for me to catch everything while he's still talking. Sometimes my shorthand kind of does that.
Saban is asked about the support staff, and considering how big the staff is he gives a long answer about the job they all do.
"We have a lot of good people. I think we have the best medical staff in the country."
The number one thing is that the players trust them.
AJ has had a good spring. Has really taken command. His leadership is probably why the offense has done so well and is ahead. His arm is even strong now than before. Is getting his lower body more into his throws.
On White House: Great trip. Really enjoyed it. When you make trips like this everyone's together in a different environment. Just nice to sit and talk. Obama really gracious. As for Smithsonian, the players seemed to like it. Good for team unity and also a fantastic experience.
Saban was a patrol boy - the reward was going to D.C. and the Washington Monument is his favorite, but they've never been able to do it with the players because it's always closed.
Ok, that's it for him today. Coach talked a lot.
Look for a big notebook later tonight.
Don't worry about it. Just thought I would have some fun with that one.
I laughed :)
I was down in DC on Sunday with the family. So much construction and ofcourse the Washington monument has scaffolding half way up it right now as it undergoes renovations. That place is always needing lots of TLC.
Are referring to coming out for A-Day or Brittney Griner 'coming out'? (g)
so you gotta think aj, blake, ely def get a lot of reps, and then probably morris gets a decent amount with one of the units. gotta wonder about the 3 freshmen...maybe a series each?
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