JUCO transfer from Carver High in Columbus
By MICHAEL CASAGRANDE
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama cornerback DeQuan Menzie “practiced some yesterday and the whole practice today,” Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said Thursday.
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Menzie, a JUCO transfer from Carver High in Columbus, also had a nagging injury left over from the first of two scrimmages.
Kendall Kelly returned to the practice field Thursday after missing all put part of one preseason practice.
Saban said the receiver was cleared by the medical staff after suffering a heat-related injury during the season’s first practice Aug. 5.
“But he’s got to work himself back in to shape,” Saban said of the receiver who practice with the safeties in the spring.
Also back for a second straight practice was freshman cornerback DeMarcus Milliner. He’d missed almost two weeks after spraining an ankle in the Aug. 14 scrimmage. Milliner practiced the whole way Thursday.
Single-game tickets remain available for two of Alabama’s lower-profile home games.
San Jose State and Georgia State couldn’t sell their allotments, so Alabama offered the leftovers Thursday.
Tickets for the Sept. 4 opener with San Jose State cost $55 apiece, with each buyer limited to buying two passes. The Nov. 18 seats for the Georgia State game cost $45 a pop, with no limit per customer as long as supplies last.
The tickets are available on the UA website, rolltide.com, or by phone at 1-877-TIDETIX.
Vlachos on Rimington Trophy watch list
William Vlachos joined the group of Alabama players who landed on the preseason watch lists for national awards.
The junior is one of 37 still in consideration for the Rimington Trophy awarded to the nation’s top center. Auburn’s Ryan Pugh also made the cut.