Spring practice: Week 3 

March, 30, 2012
3/30/12
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For the first time this spring, the University of Alabama had to move practice indoors because of rain.

The slight drizzle kept the Tide off the larger outdoor facility but didn't prevent them from moving full steam ahead with the offseason program.

Here are a few notes and observations from today's media viewing period:

  • Once again, Blake Sims was in a black no-contact jersey while riding a training bicycle. The sophomore running back injured his hip during spring break playing basketball and has not practiced since. He was joined by Arie Kouandjio, who is expected to miss the entirety of spring practice.
  • For the second straight practice, Eddie Lacy was nowhere to be seen during the media viewing period. The junior running back is recovering from offseason surgery and is not expected to participate in spring practice. It's important to note that Lacy was at Alabama's second pro day yesterday without the boot that he's worn on his foot for several weeks.

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