Practice report: Aug. 6 

August, 6, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team took the field for the second consecutive days of practice in shells on Monday. It's the fifth day in a row that the Crimson Tide have practiced, and they will continue through the week before a scheduled off day on Sunday.

Here are a few notes and observations from the media viewing period of Monday's practice.

  • For the second consecutive day, no players other than quarterbacks started the practice in black no-contact jerseys. On Sunday, both Eddie Lacy and Arie Kouandjio switched into the black shirts after a few periods of practice. Lacy and Kouandjio are both recovering from offseason surgery. Coach Nick Saban has given no indication that either have had setbacks in their rehab. Lacy is nearly full-go, still not working on cutting. Saban said he hopes Kouandjio will be available for the season opener against Michigan.
  • Sunday's practice did have some casualties and Monday we got a glimpse into the fallout. Receiver Chris Black and cornerback Dee Milliner were out at practice after their respective tumbles at Fan Day, but only Milliner appeared to be back to 100 percent, working out in all drills. Black, on the other hand, was dressed out but did not work out with the other receivers. He walked through drills and jogged from station to station.
  • Quinton Dial continues to work with the first group on the defensive line with Williams and Damion Square. Dial appears to be in very good shape.
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