VIDEO: Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Talks First Scrimmage
Alabama wrapped up its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday, and while there were no stats provided to give an indication of who performed well, Nick Saban had plenty to say afterwards about what he liked and where the team needed improvement.
On Monday, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick had a chance to share his thoughts on the team's performance on Saturday.
"The first scrimmage, it looked really good and we learned a lot," Fitzpatrick said. "We messed a couple things but we did a lot of great things. So I think we have a lot to improve on but we're looking good right now."
Fitzpatrick said they'll know much more about the team over the next two scrimmages before meeting Florida State on September 2, but the team's focus is where it needs to be.
"I believe that our focus and attitude usually is the same as past teams. Just going out there, locked into what we're supposed to be locked into, doing what we're supposed to do. Playing fast, playing physical. Trying to make people play the way we want them to play."
Alabama will continue practicing every day this week before the second scrimmage is held on Saturday. Fitzpatrick said the offense is still coming together under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, but Jalen Hurts still puts on a lot of pressure on the defense in practice.
"One of the biggest challenges? Definitely having a mobile quarterback to practice against every single day is definitely a benefit for us but it's a challenge at the same time. Because we can cover. We can have a great rush, fold the pocket, and then Jalen just busts out of it and starts running."
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