Practice Report: 10/31
This story originally published on
Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper
Posted Oct 31, 2012

Quarterback AJ McCarron wore his knee brace again, wide receiver Amari Cooper was the most active he's been all week, and some other observations from Wednesday afternoon's Alabama practice.

It was only fitting that the temperatures heat up a tad Wednesday afternoon—just to the low-70s—as No. 1 Alabama continued to prepare for Saturday’s showdown against No. 5 LSU in Death Valley.

The media was granted two periods to watch practice, so here are a few observations:

--Quarterback A.J. McCarron was wearing his knee brace. He didn’t wear it on Monday, but did on Tuesday. He hurt his knee against Missouri and has been wearing the protection as a precaution. He also has a back contusion from taking a sack against Mississippi State last weekend, but did not appear limited.

--Wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle) was more active than he’s been all week. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said that Cooper was “ready to go” and would be at “full speed” on the SEC Coaches Teleconference earlier Wednesday.

--Today is Saban’s birthday, so you’d think everyone would be on their best behavior for him. But he snapped at his players several times when they made mistakes and had them run plays over again. He’s also had ESPN obligations, so it’s been a long day.

Below is a video of the Alabama defensive line working through drills.


The battle is won in the trenches

Just another Saturday

A dream will die in Death Valley

Practice Report 10/30

Mosley has focus for LSU Saturday

LSU injury report

Practice Report 10/29

Monday (of LSU week) with Saban

For more Alabama coverage, follow Laken Litman on Twitter!

Related Stories
Saban: LSU has best pass rush in the league
 -by  Oct 31, 2012
Just another Saturday
 -by  Oct 31, 2012
McCarron the game manager
 -by  Nov 1, 2012

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
WR Amari Cooper (profile)
C Nick Saban (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Alabama
Football > Kent State > Alumni
Football > Miami Northwestern HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]