TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama put in its second full-pad practice of the week, working for two hours at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility on Wednesday in advance of Saturday’s home matchup with No. 16 Mississippi State.


The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs will meet for the 103rd time on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the first of three games at Bryant-Denny Stadium to close out the regular season. The contest will air at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call.


Alabama offensive coordinator Michael Locksley has been named one of 53 nominees for the 2018 Broyles Award, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced Wednesday. The Broyles Award is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding assistant football coach. In his first season as the Tide’s offensive coordinator, Locksley has overseen a UA attack that is averaging an NCAA-leading 565.5 yards and 51.3 points per game this season.


Also on Wednesday, linebacker Christian Miller was named a finalist for the Blanchard-Rogers Trophy, which is awarded each year to the top college football player from the state of South Carolina. A Columbia, S.C., native, Miller leads the Tide with 10 quarterback hurries and ranks second on the team with 7.0 sacks (-25 yards). He has also contributed 9.5 tackles for loss (-30), 25 tackles, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery.