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Football Returns to Practice After Two Off Days

Carson Tinker

Aug. 21, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The football team returned to the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields after spending two days off following the scrimmage that was held this past Saturday. The Crimson Tide spent two hours in full pads to start its final week of training camp.

"After we watched the scrimmage, we saw some good things, but there are definitely a lot of things we need to improve on," said Alabama head coach Nick Saban. "We are not disappointed at all on where we are, but we are not satisfied with the progress that we need to make to try to get where we want to be."

On Tuesday, senior long snapper Carson Tinker was informed by Coach Saban that he has been rewarded with a full scholarship.

"We are very excited and happy that we are able to reward Carson," said Saban. "He has had such a positive influence in so many ways - personally, academically and athletically."

Tinker, a walk-on from Murfreesboro, Tenn., accepted the Disney Spirit Award on behalf of the football team for the efforts following the April 27, 2011, tornado.

"This is truly an honor," said Tinker. You really have to earn it, and I am very thankful."

Alabama will conclude camp with four more practices and then take an off day on Sunday before it moves into game week preparations for the season opener against Michigan at Cowboys Stadium.

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