Wide receiver Amari Cooper getting looked at by trainers. (Photo/Marq Burnett)
Alabama returned outside to practice in the 94 degree weather on Thursday.
The Crimson Tide worked out in full pads as the kickoff to the college football season is three short weeks away.
Here are a few takeaways:
--Sophomore wide receiver Amari Cooper was being looked at by trainers when reporters walked into practice. Cooper has been limited through in certain drills for a few days now. He has his left hand heavily taped. Cooper returned to drills after speaking with the trainers.
--LaMichael Fanning is still working with the tight ends and H-backs even though coach Nick Saban said it would be a five-day experiment.
--ESPN's Tom Rinaldi watched practice. Rinaldi was drenched in sweat like the rest of us.
--Scouts from the San Diego Chargers and Minnesota Vikings walked around and watched practice.
--Dakota Ball, who had an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday, was spotted on campus.
--CBS' 60 Minutes is still in town working on profiles on Saban and strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran.
--Alabama landed three players on Sports Illustrated's Preseason First-Team All-American list -- running back T.J. Yeldon, linebacker C.J. Mosley and safety HaHa Clinton-Dix. Amari Cooper and left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio made the second team.Up next:
Coach Nick Saban and selected players -- Vinnie Sunseri, Ryan Kelly and Trey DePriest -- will speak to reporters at 5 p.m.
Outside linebacker drills:
Defensive lineman drills: