Only a few observations to note coming out of Wednesday's workout as the media was allowed to just three periods.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Lester Ricard shows continual improvement. Although he completed just 1-of-8 passes in last weekend's scrimmage, the 6-5 Amite native has shown some zip on his passes. Look for Ricard to get more reps at quarterback in this weekend's scrimmage.
At wideout, Bennie Brazell looks to be the Tigers' fourth wide receiver behind Michael Clayton, Devery Henderson and Green. If he hopes to see the field this fall, the speedy track standout needs to put on a show this spring for the arrival of newcomers Craig Davis, Amp Hill and Dwayne Bowe could place Brazell and all of his speed on the bench.
The emergence of a true fullback has not materialized as of yet this spring. Brandon Hurley and Kevin Steltz are the obvious choices along with the services of tight end David Jones in special situations. But Wednesday's workouts brought out a split back set with no fullback as running backs Shyrone Carey and Joseph Addai were both taking handoffs in the same backfield.
We talked about defensive backs in yesterday's update and the DBs were at the forefront again Wednesday as a fired-up head coach Nick Saban has worked feverishly with the defensive backfield, especially the safeties. The Justin Vincent project playing safety continues although the freshman running back would probably rather be carrying the ball.
We will take a closer look at the Tigers final workouts on Friday before Saturday afternoon's scrimmage.