As you'd expect, not much can be gleaned from the first real practice, but we have some notes:
--- The defensive line hit the sleds, with Jonathan Allen, Da'Ron Payne and Dalvin Tomlinson leading the way. The group was followed by Da'Shawn Hand, Josh Frazier and Johnny Dwight. The unit also took part in footwork drills.
--- Alabama kept the same first unit on offensive line from Friday’s practice: Cam Robinson, left tackle; Lester Cotton, left guard; Ross Pierschbacher,center; Bradley Bozeman, right guard and Jonah Williams at right tackle. The second team consisted of Matt Womack, Dallas Warmack, JC Hassenauer, Alphonse Taylor and Korren Kirven.
— Junior defensive back Tony Brown, who has played primarily cornerback at Alabama, was working with the safeties.
- Newly-enrolled junior college transfer Jamar King appeared to be taking things easy and was jogging alongside his D-line teammates as they were progressing through individual drills with first-year coach Karl Dunbar.
- The first four tight ends in blocking and receiving drills were the same four we saw in the spring: O.J. Howard, Hale Hentges, Brandon Greene and Miller Forristall. Howard looks to have added good weight this offseason.
- Recently-enrolled freshman tight end Irvin Smith was behind the first four and wearing No. 82, and he, like Howard, looks like a veteran player on the practice field. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds on the roster.
Johnny Dwight is often a forgotten man when talking about the defensive line depth. All indications are that the junior will focus on that side this season along with senior Dakota Ball, offering some additional veteran depth to the unit. The offensive line was almost identical to the A-Day unit, with the exception of Bradley Bozeman rather than Brandon Kennedy at right guard.
In the secondary, all of the freshmen have worked exclusively at cornerback thus far while Tony Brown has moved to safety. It will be interesting to see if Brown becomes the de facto dime back, coming in at safety while Harrison plays money. One would have to imagine that Deionte Thompson would also be in the mix in that case.
That's about it for now. Fan Day is tomorrow.