Saban said he would adopt an in-season schedule from now on, although there will be no game-planning.
In other news:
-- Safety Lance Schulters left practice early Wednesday after sustained a sprained thumb. Saban said Schulters would be re-evaluated on Thursday.
-- Saban said he hadn't yet decided whether first-round pick Ronnie Brown, who signed Monday, would play in Saturday's preseason game at Pittsburgh.
-- WR David Boston was back at practice on Wednesday after tests on his sore knee revealed no problem.
-- LB Junior Seau probably will make his first preseason appearance against the Steelers.