Practice report: Alabama caps busy day with night workout

Alabama football holds first of three evening practices during fall camp

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama football team capped a busy day with a night practice Thursday.

Although storms had gone through the area earlier, the team was in full pads outside. It was still humid out, but they got a break from the heat as it was 76 degrees.

The workout capped a busy day that included a visit from former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, a commitment from offensive lineman Darrian Dalcourt and the debut of “Training Days: Rolling with the Tide” reality show on ESPN2.

“We're in camp right now so I don't know how much I'll get to watch,” senior linebacker Anfernee Jennings said.

The night practice was due to Nick Saban wanting to change as little as possible from his established training camp schedule that he’s used for years, but had to after the NCAA banned two-a-day practices. Instead of two physical workouts on the field, the Crimson Tide holds a walkthrough in the morning with the regular practice in the evening.

The team will do so again twice next week.

As expected, freshman defensive lineman Stephon Wynn Jr. (ligament strain) was absent. No one was in a black no-contract jersey during the observation period.

The Crimson Tide will hold an afternoon practice Friday in final preparation for Saturday’s first scrimmage of fall camp.