Practice Report: Geno Smith to miss VaTech, back for TAMU

Alabama DB Geno Smith

Following his DUI arrest over the weekend, Alabama defensive back Geno Smith will miss the Tide’s opener in Atlanta.

Tonight Alabama head coach Nick Saban alluded to Smith being a good person within the program with no issues before the incident. He has some “in-house” things to do to get back, but his issue provides something for “everybody to learn from,” that one bad choice can have a negative effect.

In other news Amari Cooper was back at practice going through drills at full-speed from a strained foot, and Trey DePriest has apparently served his suspension and was back on the practice field today.

Defensive tackle Brandon Ivory (twisted knee) was dressed but not active in team drills, as was freshman running back Alvin Kamara.