Crimson Tide weekend notes

Scott moves to defense
B.J. Scott is a natural defensive player, according to his the man who coached him in high school. The Rap Sheet quotes Kerry Stevenson, “He’s home right now. I think they’ll try him at safety, but I know he can play corner, too. He’s a defensive player, by nature.”

What to watch this spring
ESPN’s Chris Low outlines what SEC fans should watch when spring practice begins. For Alabama, Low examines the quarterback and offensive line questions and one big issue on defense—who takes over for Rashad Johnson.

In case you missed the injury news
Alabama confirmed Roy Upchurch and Earl Alexander would be held out of contact during the spring as the players recover from surgery to repair injuries. Upchurch is recovering from a neck injury and Alexander from a shoulder injury. Nine other Crimson Tide players are recovering from the knife, but should be ready for contact this spring. The other nine are: Kareem Jackson, Barrett Jones, Julio Jones, Rolando McClain, Colin Peek, Cory Reamer, B.J. Scott, Lorenzo Washington and Brad Smelley.

No. 20 Alabama Men’s Tennis Travels to No. 58 Indiana
Crimson Tide Currently 6-1 on the Season
From UA: The No. 20 Alabama men’s tennis team (6-1) travels to Bloomington to take on the No. 58 Indiana Hoosiers (5-6) on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. (CST). The match will take place at the IU Tennis Center.

“Indiana has a talented young team, and it will be a challenge playing them on the road,” said head coach Billy Pate. “Our seniors really did a great job of stepping up at Clemson last weekend, but we’ll need a total team effort to continue building on the success we’ve had.”