The Crimson Tide was back in full pads under a hot Alabama sun. Temperatures reached up towards 95 degrees.
Today was the first day of classes for the fall semester at the Capstone and several walk-ons were added to the roster and were out on the practice field.
The unannounced return of sophomore linebacker Tim Williams was the highlight of the day. Williams was suspended at the beginning of fall camp for the dreaded "violation of team rules". It is pure speculation on my part but could it be academic-related with classes starting today?
The former 4-star from Baton Rouge, LA saw plenty of action as a true freshman last season compiling 24 solo tackles with 16 assists, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 2 pass break-ups, 2 passes defensed, and a QB hurry.
DL A'Shawn Robinson was back at practice sporting brace on his left knee. He did not look limited in the least and looked just as tenacious as before the injury. OL Dominick Jackson (ankle) was back as well but he did not participate in drills during the viewing period.
Reserve tight end Kurt Freitag was the only player out today with a turf toe injury.
ICE BUCKET UPDATE
Alabama Heisman Trophy winner and current New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram has responded to Nick Saban's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has called out former Tide teammates Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, along with the Indiana Pacers' Paul George.
Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) August 20, 2014
Talking head Paul Finebaum responded as well:
We are still waiting for responses from Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who is a childhood friend of Saban.
If you want to see the full uninterrupted video of Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge click here.
Alabama returns to the practice field tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.