Depth Chart coming Monday
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said he would, as usual, have a depth chart for the press on Monday. He said some decisions still remain to be made as practice continues moving toward Clemson.
â€œWe have had a good camp and had a good chance to evaluate most of the players,â€ Saban said. â€œWe kind of know who we are going to go out there and work with. In some cases we are working with more than one player at a certain position. Those things may not be decided until game day.â€
Starting game prep
Alabama has decidedly moved into game prep mode.
â€œTuesday and Monday were two fundamental days,â€ Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. â€œToday we practiced a little like it was a Monday practice, which means we started some primary preparations for our first game of the season against Clemson. I think the biggest thing we are trying to get our players to learn to do is how to prepare for a game. Everybody on the team has a role for preparation for a game.â€
As the team transitions into work to prepare for Clemson, the team’s attitude continues to be good.
â€œWe had a good first day,â€ Saban said. â€œWe did a little bit more today than we usually do. I think it was a good start. I was pleased with the playersâ€™ intensity and attitude towards trying to learn. You always make mistakes but that is why you practice.â€
Saban is a jerk!
Who said Nick Saban doesnâ€™t have a sense of humor. During his press conference someone asked how good could John Parker Wilson be. Saban responded with a question, “How good do you want to be?”
â€œSomebody wrote a book about that once,â€ Saban said to laughter. â€œ…I think he is a real jerk.â€
Want to know how obsessive Saban is?
While ordinary people count sheep or pop pills when they canâ€™t sleep, Saban is playing with lists. You can read about it on the Rap Sheet. It is kind of important because it explains how players get shuffled around from one position to another.
Charlie Higgenbotham is slowly returning to work. He ran today, Saban said. The staff is being cautious in its handling of his groin injury. â€œWe probably donâ€™t even have him targeted to come back until Monday,â€ Saban said. â€œAnd that is more precautionary than anything else.â€