Days 'til the A-Day Game: 10 Days 'til Season Kickoff: 143
Jimmy Johns was back at practice Tuesday. The other running backs, notably Glen Coffee, viewed this more as a deterrent rather than an opportunity. You always want to have the best competition out there to push you even harder. Lorenzo Washington's injury has finally been specified - he tore a pectoral muscle while bench pressing earlier in the year. He's had surgery and will be full force in time for fall practice.
The Huntsville Times chronicles how long it has been since Alabama has not had an heir apparent at the running back position. The race, according to Coach Saban, is wide open. Not only do you have all of the superstar highly rated recruits from years past, but now you can throw in freshman Jamar Taylor, who enrolled in January as part of this year's signing class. He wanted to get a head start in practice.
Rashad Johnson and Marcus Carter are about as rock solid as you can get at the safety position. It's good to have some talent and experience back there, especially with a new scheme.
Brian Motley is turning into a beast on the defensive line. He'll be a huge factor when September rolls around. He could be a starter.