Practice report: Alabama’s QB competition front-and-center during scrimmage

Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa both look to impress during Crimson Tide's scrimmage

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. With the Red Elephant Club in attendance of an otherwise closed Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Alabama football team held its second scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday.

With a storm blowing through the area the start was delayed by approximately an hour, and it was still raining during the media observation period.

Most members of the booster club were zeroed in on the quarterback competition between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, although Nick Saban has made it clear that a decision about who will start is not imminent.

With students arriving and classes beginning next week, the scrimmage is the last of fall camp. Anything after will be just simulated game conditions at the practice facility.

Sophomore running back Najee Harris (foot) and freshman defensive lineman Stephon Wynn Jr. (ligament strain) remain out, although Wynn was watching the defensive linemen go through drills on the sideline.

As they practiced this past week, sophomore Alex Leatherwood was again at right guard with sophomore Jedrick Wills Jr. at right tackle. Freshman Tommy Brown was with the second-team offensive line at right tackle, replacing junior Matt Womack (foot).

Junior Shyheim Carter was again with the safeties during warm-ups. True freshman Patrick Surtain II had worked at the star position during the two practices leading up to the scrimmage.

Sophomore Daniel Wright and senior linebacker Jamie Mosley who are both coming off shoulder injuries, where in uniform but it appeared coaches were being cautious with them. Linebacker Chris Allen was absent during the viewing.

New linebacker Ale Kaho was dressed for the scrimmage. Hes been going through drills with the third team inside linebackers.

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