Jim Bob Harris had much to be proud of in his Alabama football career as a safety 1978-81, which included two national championships under legendary Coach Paul Bryant. Now Harris has even more to be proud of as his son, tight end Truett Harris, was one of three former walk-on players who been awarded scholarships.
Following Bama’s two-hour practice in helmets, shoulder pads, and shorts Friday, Alabama Coach Nick Saban made a team announcement of Harris (a senior from Brentwood, Tenn.), Brandon Moore (senior tight end from Cincinnati), and Levi Wallace (junior defensive back from Tucson, Ariz.) have earned scholarships. They join fellow former walkon Jamey Mosley (sophomore linebacker from Mobile), who was named a scholarship winner earlier in training camp.
Alabama, ranked first in most preseason polls after winning last year’s national championship, is preparing to meet No. 20 preseason Southern Cal in the season opener a week from Saturday. Bama will have another practice Saturday, take Sunday off, then begin normal game week preparation Monday.
The Crimson Tide and Trojans will kick off at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with ABC televising the game.
Bama will leave Friday for Arlington.