Practice report: Aug. 6

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team took the field for the second consecutive days of practice in shells on Monday. It's the fifth day in a row that the Crimson Tide have practiced, and they will continue through the week before a scheduled off day on Sunday.

Here are a few notes and observations from the media viewing period of Monday's practice.

  • For the second consecutive day, no players other than quarterbacks started the practice in black no-contact jerseys. On Sunday, both Eddie Lacy and Arie Kouandjio switched into the black shirts after a few periods of practice. Lacy and Kouandjio are both recovering from offseason surgery. Coach Nick Saban has given no indication that either have had setbacks in their rehab. Lacy is nearly full-go, still not working on cutting. Saban said he hopes Kouandjio will be available for the season opener against Michigan.