Aug. 8, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The football team completed its fourth practice of fall training camp Monday afternoon with a two-hour session in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.
"I have seen a lot of them (the newcomers) impress me," senior wide receiver Brandon Gibson said. "They have a lot to learn, but they have been competing well. Between me, (Marquis) Maze and (Darius) Hanks, we need to do our job to bring them along."
Maze and junior running back Trent Richardson were two of 50 student-athletes named to the Paul Hornung watch list Monday morning. The award, which is presented by Texas Roadhouse, is entering its second season and is given to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. Stanford's Owen Marecic, who played at fullback and linebacker for the Cardinal, won the inaugural award in 2010.
The Crimson Tide will be in full pads for the first time when it takes the field at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
"We have been in shoulder pads and helmets, but we are looking forward to banging around a bit," Gibson added. "There has been a lot of talking going on between the offense and the defense, so we will see how things go tomorrow."
As is customary during fall camp, the team will have a speaker in the evening. Former Syracuse All-American quarterback Don McPherson will speak to the Crimson Tide Monday night and discussed life skills.