Tag Archives: D.J. Fluker

Richardson to play or not?

Trent Richardson is dressed out in his uniform and participating in the pregame warmups with the rest of the running backs.

But will he play? Who knows at this point. Even he might not.

Nick Saban said Thursday on his radio show that Richardson would be a “game-time decision” but said he would be “limited at best.”

Update: Alfred McCullough announced as starter at right tackle instead of D.J. Fluker.

Update: For all in-game updates, just click here for the Bama Blog’s Twitter feed.

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VIDEO: Tide returns to practice field

They had a nice quiet weekend to themselves, but the silence ended Monday when the Crimson Tide went back to the practice field. Kerry Murphy didn’t seem to be doing much, as Nick Saban said would be the case, as he worked through knee issues.

On offense, Alfred McCullough appeared to be working with the first team again while D.J. Fluker should be working back into shape and possibly the game Saturday at LSU.  See for yourself and check out other practice videos by clicking right here.

VIDEO: A look into bye week practice

Here is a quick peek into Tuesday afternoon’s practice — the first for the Alabama football team since beating Tennessee on Saturday.

Notice right tackle D.J. Fluker moving much better than he did last week with the injured groin.

And in case you’ve never driven from Decatur to Tuscaloosa (or even if you have) check out this little time lapse video I made by propping my phone on my dashboard.

VIDEO: A look inside Wednesday’s practice

Here you go, your third peek of the week inside Alabama football practice as it prepares for Saturday’s visit to Tennessee. Notice injured offensive lineman D.J. Fluker is doing more and more every day.

NOTE: The old video that apparently including some dangerous background cursing from a coach has been removed and replaced with a sanitized version free from big kid language.

VIDEO: Practice footage from Tuesday

Take a look at the action from practice filmed just minutes ago. Notice D.J. Fluker is getting a little more done today than he did in the past. He even took a few turns on the blocking sled.

Watch for yourself.

Monday update from Tuscaloosa

It’s Monday! Time to clean up the final thoughts on Alabama’s 23-10 win over Ole Miss and think a little bit about this Saturday’s visit to Knoxville for one of those rivalry games. Here we go.

  • There was plenty of talk about what ills the Crimson Tide offense, specifically the running game. It will be addressed in the coming days. (I can’t blow all the scoops in one post)
  • There are a lot of nagging injuries that will keep players from practicing today, Nick Saban said. The list of the wounded included DeQuan Menzie, DeMarcus Milliner and Courtney Upshaw.
  • That doesn’t include D.J. Fluker who is still “questionable” for the Tennessee game with the groin injury suffered against South Carolina.
  • Fluker’s replacement at right tackle, Alfred McCullough of Athens, was named co-offensive player of the week in the first start of his career.
  • The good laugh of the news conference came when Saban was asked if he saw the telecast of Saturday’s homecoming parade in which his wife Terry Saban was a co-host.  He bashfully admitted he did not see it and admitted that would probably cause trouble for him later.
  • It was relatively slow compared to the Monday before Tennessee visited Tuscaloosa last year when Lane Kiffin was making noise about wearing orange uniforms in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Check back later for some practice video.

Julio Jones practices, uses no hands

A few days after surgery on his broken left hand, Julio Jones was back on the practice field Tuesday. He was even running routes with the wide receivers, but no balls were thrown his way.

Jones just simulated the pigskin coming his direction while the others completed the action without pretended. There was no sign of a cast or too much padding although reporters weren’t exactly right next to the receivers.

D.J. Fluker was moving slowly and rode the exercise bike slowly while his right tackle replacement Alfred McCullough practiced with the first team. See all of that in today’s practice video posted below. Enjoy.

While you’re here, I might as well point out the new gallery of photos I’ve snapped along the way this season.

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Gameday video from South Carolina

Here it is, the full experience from the South Carolina Fairgrounds where South Carolina knocked the Tide off its pedestal with a 35-21 loss.

From the drive in, to the pregame pageantry, the closing moments, cops handcuffing bloody college students, Nick Saban’s postgame news conference and D.J. Fluker’s exit on crutches. Here you go.

Ingram, Dareus updates among Monday highlights

Here’s what’s making news out of Monday afternoon’s news conference and player interviews.

  • Nick Saban said he did not know if Mark Ingram would be back for Saturday’s game with Penn State. Lather, though, he said it would take a perfect week for that to happen and he was “not anticipating that happening.”
  • On the Marcell Dareus front, Alabama will not after all appeal the two-game suspension handed down so the talented defensive end will definitely miss Saturday’s game.

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VIDEO: Offensive line pounding the sled

Check out this close up look at the Crimson Tide offensive line hitting the sleds at Thursday afternoon’s practice. Coming right into your living room is D.J. Fluker (76), Barrett Jones (75), William Vlachos (73), Chance Warmack (65), James Carpenter (77).

More video to come. Stay tuned for that.

— Your pal Michael