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Alabama practice notes on Tua Tagovailoa, injured LBs

An absolute downpour on an already rainy Wednesday sent Alabama indoors for its second practice of national championship week.

A few notes from the media viewing period:

— Tua Tagovailoa was wearing a wrap on his left calf that wasn’t spotted in previous practices. He was off to the side with head trainer Jeff Allen and offensive coordinator Mike Locksley when the other quarterbacks were doing footwork drills but participated in the rest of the QB drills in the media viewing period.

— Linebacker Terrell Lewis was not spotted with his group in the two periods of viewing. He has not played all season after tearing his ACL in July but has been practicing since late November.

— Starting outside linebacker Christian Miller was off to the side but fully dressed for practice. He was working to get loose, it appeared, as he works back from a hamstring injury suffered Saturday against Oklahoma. His status for Clemson remains unclear.

— For a second straight day, Anfernee Jennings was also dressed out but watching outside LB drills during the media viewing period.

— None of the quarterbacks were wearing a No. 16 scout team jersey, though early enrollee Paul Tyson had previously mentioned the possibility of playing that role. He stands 6-foot-5 just like the Tigers’ freshman passer.

— This was like a typical Tuesday practice as Alabama attempts to keep a regular game-week routine. That’s typically heavy installation day for the game plan.

— ESPN had a full camera crew and reporter Allison Williams in town watching practice.

— Former Hoover High School coach Rush Propst was among the high school coaches watching practice. He’s been at Colquitt County (Georgia) High since 2008.

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