Two-a-Days Begin

The Alabama football team got the morning practice of the first two-a-day in the books on Sunday morning. It was the nicest weather for a practice yet. The afternoon practice is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

As for the bumps and bruises that come with fall camp, Keith Brown and Ali Sharrief did not participate in Sunday's morning practice, but both appeared to be walking normally and sitting out with only minor injury issues. Mike Johnson was walking around with ice on his left ankle, sitting out the last part of practice, and Brandon Fanney was riding the exercise bike toward the end of practice. None of the injuries appeared serious.

Marc Guillon said he's feeling healthy for one of the few times since he's been at Alabama. His back has been good, his knee is fine and his hand healed up nicely after surgery to fix it in the off-season. Guillon said he was ready to go by the end of June and got some work with his teammates in the month prior to the beginning of camp.

Lionel Mitchell worked a good many snaps on Sunday with the first-team at right corner, where Simeon Castille had been running with the starters. In a reversal of roles for the two since camp began, Simeon worked as the nickel back more.

There was still no sign of offensive linemen Marlon Davis or Trent Davidson. One man was added to the 105-man roster on Friday, and multiple sources have indicated that it is Davis who has left the team for good.

Mike Shula wasn't available to the media after the morning practice, but he is scheduled meet with reporters Sunday afternoon.

Dave Ungerer talked about depth at a position where you don't normally hear about depth – placekicker. Everyone knows Jamie Christensen has been outstanding in the fall, and on Thursday he made four of four kicks against a live rush, the longest from about 53 yards. But on Sunday Ungerer said he's been impressed by Leigh Tiffin, the freshman son of All-America kicker Van Tiffin.

"I didn't know he'd be this far ahead," Ungerer said.

Tiffin kicked off the ground in high school, instead of using a block as is allowed. "He's not having the transition that a typical high school kicker has," Ungerer said.


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