TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama returned to practice Friday as it began preparations for its Orange Bowl matchup against Oklahoma on Dec. 29. The team moved indoors to escape rainy weather as players worked out in shorts and shells. Here are a few notes from the media viewing period.
— Tua Tagovailoa (high-ankle sprain) had his left ankle wrapped as well as a sleeve on his left calf. He threw off to the side with head trainer Jeff Allen while the rest of the quarterbacks went through latter drills. However, he did work on footwork drills later in the period.
— Tagovailoa was not at full speed but was moving pretty well. He definitely looks to be moving better than Jalen Hurts was following his high-ankle sprain earlier in the year.
— Terrell Lewis (ACL) and Chris Allen (ACL) were both suited up but did not participate in drills with the rest of the outside linebackers. The unit spent some of the period outside working on sleds, so we didn’t get to see much. Lewis seems to be moving fine despite not going through backpedaling drills. Both Allen and Lewis were wearing knee braces.