Practice report: Alabama preparing to play in brutal heat
Alabama was outside in full pads despite the 93-degree heat because the Crimson Tide will play in in even tougher conditions against New Mexico State.
The forecast for Saturday is sunny and 99 degrees. Kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium is set for 3 p.m.
Alabama offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. was not at practice and is expected to be out a while.
Still missing among the defensive linemen was true freshman Justin Eboigbe (foot), who was in a black non-contact jersey for stretching.
There didn’t appear to be any changes with the first-team offensive line or the nickel package on defense.
Among those at practice was former Alabama coach Ray Perkins.
• Junior interior linebacker Dylan Moses: Out indefinitely with a knee injury.
• Redshirt junior cornerback Nigel Knott: Out indefinitely with what Nick Saban has only described as a medical issue.
• Senior interior linebacker Josh McMillon: Out indefinitely with a knee injury.
• Freshman running back Trey Sanders: Out indefinitely with a left foot injury.