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    When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Always start thinking about fall camp about this time of year. We should only be a little more than 3 weeks away, but does anyone know when?

    What news to you expect to hear first after practice gets going?

    1. QB news/reports?
    2. New players who are standing out the most? Perhaps a video glimpse of one of our new freshman stars?
    3. An injury? They always seem to happen and what would be the worst case scenario?

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Expect Saban to go ahead and make the starting QB announcement at SEC Media Days July 16-19.

    Seriously, though, we might hear rumor and innuendo based on what Coach Saban wants us to see during media time at practice, but I doubt we know anything until our first offensive snap vs Louisville.

    On number 2, again, it kinda depends on what Coach Saban wants seen and reported.

    #3, but your tongue(or smash your finger with a hammer)! Let's hope to not have that issue again.

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    On #1, I was thinking more about what reporters my be saying who get some media time, or what players/trainers might talk to others about, and less of what CNS might say "officially." I agree, that'll be very hush, hush.

    #2, I know the practice videos are limited and controlled, but sometimes you see little things that later make sense. I remember noting how accurate Tua was compared to Jalen in those videos when they were running just simple, little patterns. It was tangible even then and proved to be a big thing later.

    #3, injuries are almost inevitable. We go pretty hard in fall camp and I think they go full scale tackling early on (instead of using the thud technique later during the season). Then there will be two or three scimmages. There will be an injury or two unless we are extremely lucky. Just hope it's not a key player or thin position group.

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    On #1, I was thinking more about what reporters my be saying who get some media time, or what players/trainers might talk to others about, and less of what CNS might say "officially." I agree, that'll be very hush, hush.

    #2, I know the practice videos are limited and controlled, but sometimes you see little things that later make sense. I remember noting how accurate Tua was compared to Jalen in those videos when they were running just simple, little patterns. It was tangible even then and proved to be a big thing later.

    #3, injuries are almost inevitable. We go pretty hard in fall camp and I think they go full scale tackling early on (instead of using the thud technique later during the season). Then there will be two or three scimmages. There will be an injury or two unless we are extremely lucky. Just hope it's not a key player or thin position group.
    I personally would now put ILB at or very near the front of that line.

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    1. Not coming. Not in public, anyway.

    2. As others have said, you can sometimes pick up stuff that makes sense later. But at the time, it's hard to tell what is meaningful and what is random happenstance.

    3. Injuries are always subject to circumspect commentary. Unless they're out for the year, you won't hear much of any substance. A few that would hurt the most: Raekwon Davis, Anfernee Jennings, Tua, ILB (especially Mack Wilson), and Pierschbacher.

    The good news on injuries is that we have the most overall team depth in the country. No team in history could have survived 2017's rash of injuries at the LB position, especially so early in the season, and gone on to win the NC.
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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    This is a no brainer, but probably the first thing we will hear are reports of players changing positions to strengthen up thin areas.

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    The first thing on the reporters' mind will be the QB situation. But we all know they won't get anything from CNS on the first day.

    So the reports will first be some QB speculation based on media viewing, then we'll hear about specific players who caught the coaches' eyes.
    I may disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    CNS to Texas

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Well, August 1 is a Wednesday.. I donít know when it starts but hopefully right away!

    It would be nice to hear how good the young DBs look... and that Tua is getting first team reps!

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    My Prediction for Coach Saban's first fall practice press conference:

    CNS: We don't have a depth chart and we haven't named a starting QB, so don't ask.

    First Question: Coach, will you give us a depth chart, and who's in the lead to start at QB?

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    You had to ask...
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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles17 View Post
    You had to ask...
    Man terrible about Lewis! But I was talking about injuries AFTER fall practice started. So not my fault!

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    Re: When Does Fall Practice Begin & What News Comes Out First?

    Is anyone going to SEC Media days in Atlanta at Omni Hotel next Wednesday when BAMA will be there? I live in the Atlanta area and was wondering if it was worth going to.

    I believe Saban is speaking at 12:30 or 1;30 , then some team members around 3:30, and Saban is accepting the McArthur Award at 4:30 at the College Football Hall of Fame. I just need to decide if I want to fight traffic and crowds or just watch it on TV.

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