Mark Ingram appears to be running and cutting just fine on the left knee he injured Aug. 30. Watch him, Trent Richardson and the rest of the Crimson Tide running backs at practice Wednesday afternoon.
For a few other scenes from practice, see this one.
And if you want a good laugh, read this opinion piece from the Toronto Globe and Mail that speaks out against the unsportsmanlike act of cheering too loudly during a football game.
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Here is the most recent video of Alabama practicing for Duke shot just this afternoon. Notice the power with which Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson attack the sled to start the video.
We didn’t see him all last week, but Mark Ingram was back on the practice field during Monday’s media viewing period.
Sporting a brace on his left knee, but a regular white jersey instead of the black non-contact version reserved for injured players. He didn’t appear to be running or walking with a limp so his return Saturday at Duke looks like a decent bet. But you can judge for yourself.
And for a poor attempt at a time lapse of Saturday’s game with Penn State, here you go.
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It’s almost time to move on, but let’s take one final look at Penn State. There are many angles to take whether it be the defense holding a second straight opponent out of the end zone or the offensive balance that led to a quick 14 points.
There certainly isn’t a shortage of stories about the game with a huge national media presence in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Here’s a quick taste.
New York Daily News: Joe Paterno accorded iconic status, but Alabama thumps coach’s Penn State Nittany Lions, 24-3
ESPN: Bama rolls, but inexperience shows
Centre Daily News: Nittany Lions missing guns in dual with Tide
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn State defense rolled by Alabama
New York Post: No. 1 Alabama handles Penn St.
In that New York Post story, you read about Joe Paterno’s postgame news conference blow up. Here’s video of it.
It’s time to look at Duke now. Buzz kill, I know.
In case you didn’t make it to the game, check out this video for the complete game day experience, start to finish, as Alabama sent Penn State home with a 24-3 beating Saturday evening.
Here are two quick looks inside Alabama football practice from this afternoon. First, strength and conditioning guru Scott Cochran makes his rounds, spreading cheer.
Next, defensive line coach Bo Davis teaches the proper technique for hitting the sled. After several reps, the equipment breaks down.
Before packing up and leaving Bryant-Denny Stadium, here’s one final video I’ll post tonight. Here’s a look at Alabama taking the field before the 48-3 win that was hardly ever in doubt. Have a night night. Catch you fine folks tomorrow.
Take a walk with my point-and-shoot camera through the mass of people, food and satellite dishes that make up the tailgating atmosphere on “the quad.”
For game updates, check out either Twitter accounts here and or here.
There was no sign of Mark Ingram at Wednesday afternoon’s practice. The Tide practiced indoors on this sunny, pleasant September afternoon in Tuscaloosa.
Here’s a quick look at the healthy running backs plus the receivers and quarterbacks throwing a few quick routes.
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Check out the view opposing running backs might get when they face down Dont’a Hightower on the game field. In the video, defensive coordinator Kirby Smart plays the role of the San Jose State quarterback as he teaches the Crimson Tide linebackers how to read the running plays from the pistol formation. The hardest part about putting this video together is editing out all the naughty language coming from coaches on other parts of the field.
For the first time since Saturday, the Crimson Tide practiced. Two days separated Saturday’s scrimmage from today’s return to the practice fields.
DeMarcus Milliner was the only wearing a black non-contact jersey for the injured as Blake Sims was back with the healthy.
And now, some video.
I did a little experimenting with the new video editor feature on YouTube to condense some of the practice tapes posted on the blog. Let me know if you like it better this way.
First, here’s the linebackers working with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and linebackers coach Sal Sunseri.
Next, Nick Saban works with mostly defensive backs.
Finally, here’s the result of some more toying around with video editing. I tried to line it up with the music as best as possible.
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The biggest crowd of next week’s SEC baseball tournament will likely come in its first game.
LSU’s loss to Mississippi State coupled with Alabama’s win over Tennessee gave the Tide the seventh seed and a date with Auburn at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hoover.
Auburn has the No. 2 seed after winning the West Division. Read more about this Sunday.
And now, the Bama Blog’s pick for YouTube video of the day.
One day into the three game series that will determine if Alabama makes the SEC baseball tournament, the respirator is still on.
The Crimson Tide’s 11-3 win over Tennessee is one-third of the sweep it will most likely need to grab that eighth and final spot. Kentucky lost 8-6 to Georgia, so now Alabama just needs an LSU loss Mississippi State in the next two days, coupled with that sweep of the Vols.
LSU survived a 14-13 series opener with the Bulldogs on Thursday to keep things interesting.
And now, a slight change to a daily feature. Instead of featuring only the great Kige Ramsey, the Bama Blog will now present a general YouTube video of the day. Some will be funny, others more interesting. Today, we start with funny. Enjoy.
This will conclude my video work at football practice this spring. There may be a few taken at Saturday’s A-Day, but no more blocking sleds until fall. Here is a look at the quarterbacks.
Followed by the linebackers.