Monday Musings: A-Day Edition

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One man's thoughts on recent events, Bama sports, and various nonsense.

Coming off a busy weekend both personally and in the world of Bama football, this edition of Monday Musings is going to look an awful lot like a Jumbo Package focused on A-Day reactions. Unsurprisingly, Coach Saban seems somewhat encouraged overall while acknowledging that there is plenty of work to do on both sides of the ball. The secondary stepped up and had a pretty solid day, which had to be a relief for fans considering the passing success enjoyed in prior scrimmages. Great to hear that Coach thinks the offensive line is coming along well since we basically don't have a legitimate backup QB at this point. A bit anticlimactic all things considered, and now we face the sobering reality that is the long, hot offseason. Roll Tide.

After entertaining finish to A-Day, Alabama coach Nick Saban says Tide's 'not there yet' | al.com
"I wasn't happy with any of those teams at this point," Saban said. "If I was happy with them, we wouldn't have summer conditioning, we would not have fall camp, we wouldn't have 30 practices to get ready for our first game against Virginia Tech. We'd just pack it in and say, 'All right, let's go to Atlanta and play the game.' We're not there yet."

Alabama's reloading offensive line is building camaraderie | al.com
“Arie had a really good spring. Austin Shepherd had a good spring. Leon Brown is a guy that has ability that he can give us depth. So can Kellen Williams. Those guys are still in competition for positions and rightfully, so based on what they've been able to do. We need to continue to try to develop more players at that position. I'm pleased with the progress that that group has made.”

Alabama announces spring football award winners | al.com
Following Saturday's A-Day game, the Crimson Tide coaching staff honored the best performances from spring practice by handing out awards on the field.

In pass-or-fail test, Alabama's backup quarterbacks flail | al.com
“Alec probably played as well as any of them,” Saban said. “Blake, who's had a really good spring and made really good progress if you look at the spring as a whole, sort of went a little bit rat-trap out there today, aborted his reads early and started scrambling, didn't do things like he'd really improved during scrimmages as well as through the spring.”

See and hear what AJ McCarron, Nick Perry and Ryan Kelly had to say after A-Day at Alabama | al.com
They were all on the White team, which rallied to a 17-14 victory.

Have a great week everyone.

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