After its second scrimmage on Saturday, Alabama football was back in action on Tuesday to start its final week of spring practice. The team will practice again on Thursday and will close the season with the spring game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
When coach Brad Bohannon arrived at the Capstone, he knew he would have an experienced infield, but he had to make some changes to make room for starting shortstop Jett Manning’s glove. He moved Chandler Avant to second, placing Cobie Vance, who had been the starting second baseman for the last two years. To someone who isn’t around the team very much, the transition has been seamless. He has made a couple of highlight reel plays look routine.
Brian Robinson is coming off a season where he didn’t get to see much meaningful action. He rushed for 167 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. On both of those touchdowns, he displayed a rare combination of speed and power.
This spring is Nick Saban’s 12th as the Alabama head coach since he was hired in early 2007. Saturday marked an occurrence that had never happened before under his oversight: an indoor scrimmage.
It was Friday the 13th, and for University of Alabama women’s tennis, it faced a scary situation. The team was looking to improve on its 1-10 conference record, and get its first home victory in SEC play. Neither happened. Alabama fell to LSU 4-3 in a hard fought battle Friday night which pushed its record to 14-14 on the year.