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 •  April 19

Alabama held its final practice of spring before A-Day on Saturday. The Crimson Tide was working outside in shorts and shoulder pads before the spring scrimmage. We only got one period of practice today before we had to leave, so there was just enough time to check out some of the injuries before we had to go. Tua Tagovailoa (hand) was dressed out...

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 •  March 22

Alabama held its second practice of spring on Thursday. The Crimson Tide was in shorts today and no shoulder pads. Good weather in Tuscaloosa this afternoon for a practice, too. Sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was dressed and participated in some of the individual drills, but didn’t seem to be throwing during the open period. He was...

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 •  January 4

Alabama was working inside in full pads on Thursday for what would be a Tuesday practice in a normal game week. The Crimson Tide will practice tomorrow in Tuscaloosa one final time before traveling to Atlanta, but there’s no open period of practice tomorrow, so no notes. We only had one viewing period today, the same one as yesterday, so many of...

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 •  December 9, 2017

Every Alabama football player is required to have his ankles taped or braced for every practice or game. That means every player comes to see Jeff Allen and his staff before every practice and every game. He’ll tape about 15 players a day before practice and more on game days. That works out to about two hours of work every day. Some may consider...

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 •  December 9, 2017

Alabama’s medical team begins building its relationships with players long before their first injury. Their first introduction comes before the players even reach college. Head athletic trainer Jeff Allen has become a piece of Alabama’s recruiting pitch as well. He gives a presentation to players during their official visits to campus that...