Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Practice Notes

  • Practice was in full pads.
  • Dee Ford is back at defensive line.
  • Philip Pierre-Louis cannot participate in full contact until later this week due to NCAA rules.
  • Chizik said the Tigers could have a third scrimmage this Saturday.
  • Daren Bates did indeed work with the first team opposite of Zac Etheridge.
  • Aubrey Phillips is rehabbing but Chizik is confident Phillips will play.
  • Tyrik Rollison will continue to get a ton of reps with the second team.
  • Eltoro Freeman missed practice due to a hamstring injury.
  • Spencer Pybus is out with a concussion.


  1. Injuries are becoming frustrating again this year.

  2. ? the season has to start before we can be frustrated with injuries..

    most of these "injuries" are things that are precautions because its camp--and would likely not be mentioned at all if it were in the regular season.

    that being said, hopefully we aren't hit too hard with injuries this year, especially in some of the weaker positions..

  3. I agree with wareagle11. Hamstring wouldn't keep Eltoro out of a game, but since it is camp, there not going to risk him pulling it any worse or tearing it. Hopefully they will be ready come Sept.5th! I can't wait. I am expecting a 7-6 or 8-5 season with next year being our 9-3 or 10-2 once the players have had a year in the new system and so many young players having experience starting this year. War Eagle!!!!

  4. Sorry, I didn't know my opinion could be wrong. But in any case, yeah the injuries frustrate me so you're going to have to get over that.

    There are a lot of injuries on the team and it's keeping players out of practice in a new offensive system. That time being missed in practice because the offense is so new is very valuable and there are a handful of starters who are missing this time due to injuries.

    Take it for what you will. I don't need the season to start to be frustrated with injuries.

  5. well if we had more depth at OL and LB i wouldn't be as concerned about injuries, but we don't, so i agree, it's really frustrating to hear about guys that are hurt before snap #1 of '09.

    relax Jonesy. War Eagle