Notes, intel of the Alabama football scrum


Alabama had their second preseason scrum on Saturday.

While the fray was closed to media, here are some notes on the fray based on information gathered from sources at


– The feedback is good for the quarters. While Mac Jones had an interception, which looks like security Daniel Wright was responsible, word is it was a second straight positive Saturday for Jones after a very strong performance in Crimson Tide’s simulated play session on September 5. Bryce Young had a touchdown pass of about 50 yards to fellow freshman Javon Baker.

– The young running backs from Alabama have done some good things, especially rookie Trey Sanders. The former five-star recruit has had some remarkable moments. As is Jase McClellan, a four-star freshman.

– Left tackle Alex Leatherwood did not participate in the scrum. Along with him, it looks like the main tackles in the first team were Evan Neal and Kendall Randolph.


– Five-star first-year outside linebacker Will Anderson continues to stand out, continues to cause trouble for Tide’s offensive linemen and continues to look set to make a big impact this season. It’s no exaggeration to say that Anderson may already be one of Alabama’s best and most talented defensive players.

– Looks like rookie Malachi Moore started in Star / Nickel place with the first team defense.

Special teams

–As Nick Saban mentioned, Will Reichard was 4-for-5 on field goals with his only failure on a kick of about 55 yards.

Matt Zenitz is a senior SEC football reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on twitter @mzenitz.


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