Practice report: Aug. 23 

August, 23, 2012
8/23/12
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football players laced up their cleats and went back to work for another day of practice on Thursday, the fifth practice remaining before the start of game week and preparation for the Michigan Wolverines.

The Crimson Tide practiced under mild conditions: clear skies and 90 degrees with low humidity.

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

  • For the third consecutive day, Amari Cooper was regulated to the stationary bike. The true freshman wide receiver hurt his foot during Saturday's scrimmage and has worn a black no-contact jersey since.
  • In a bit of good news for Alabama fans, running back Eddie Lacy participated in all of the drills during the media viewing period. He worked on his footwork, including some mild cutting. It's a good sign for his health after suffering a sprained ankle during Saturday's scrimmage.
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Greg McElroy and Booger McFarland looked at Sims starting for Alabama against West Virginia.
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