Alabama Crimson Tide: Chrision Jones

Friday scrimmage notebook

April, 6, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With a month of practice now in the books, a clear theme has emerged at the University of Alabama. It’s one you’ll find at nearly every college football program around the country in the months of March and April, and it’s quite simple: get better every day.

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AP Photo/Dave MartinNick Saban was pleased with Friday's scrimmage.
With just 15 practices to work with, roughly two hours each, there’s not a second to waste. When the Crimson Tide suited up for their second scrimmage of the spring on Friday, coach Nick Saban had a question for all of his players.

“Are you going to be able to go out there and play better today than you did the last opportunity you had?” he asked.

And, according to Saban, some players did.

Jalston Fowler, who ran for just 27 yards during last Saturday’s scrimmage, went off on Friday, carrying the ball 22 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns. He picked up 68 of those yards on a situational drill.

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