Practice report: Aug. 18 

August, 18, 2012
8/18/12
2:48
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama got in full pads and headed to Bryant-Denny Stadium for the second scrimmage of fall practice on Saturday afternoon.

Despite threatening conditions, the Crimson Tide will stay in the stadium for the roughly two-hour scrimmage.

Here are some notes and observations from the media viewing period of practice:

  • Freshman wide receiver Chris Black was in shorts, a T-shirt and a sling on Saturday. The Florida native had shoulder surgery and will be out for 3-4 months. He walked stairs during the media viewing period.
  • For the second consecutive day, Amari Cooper was nowhere to be found at practice. The standout freshman wide receiver didn't participate in drills on Friday. There has been no explanation given for his absence.
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