Jeremy Pruitt back with Crimson Tide for College Football Playoff practices

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Outgoing University of Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was back at practice Monday, as the Crimson Tide held its final acclimation session of bowl workouts.

Alabama was in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Facility. The team is scheduled to begin installing the game-plan for Clemson in the Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET, ESPN) on Tuesday.

Pruitt, who was recently hired to be the next head coach at Tennessee, was absent for the first two postseason workouts on Friday and Saturday. He was due to rejoin the team Sunday for the College Football Playoff.

Pruitt was back in his usual spot of running the interior linebackers through individual drills, and wearing Crimson Tide garb.

Also of note at practice:

• Junior running back Damien Harris was again limited, watching from the sideline while teammates went through drills.

• The group of players wearing black no-contact jerseys while riding exercise bikes (i.e. those coming off injuries) was down to freshman defensive back Nigel Knott (knee/leg), freshman defensive end LaBryan Ray (foot), and sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy (ankle). There was no sign of sophomore tight Miller Forristall (knee), who was on a bike last week but mostly doing upper body conditioning.

• Although it was only for individual drills, freshman Dylan Moses was paired with senior Rashaan Evans at the interior linebacker spots. Sophomore Mack Wilson (foot) was behind Evans and junior Keith Holcombe was the other second-team player.

• Press coverage was the theme of the day, as the defensive backs worked on how best to do it, and the wide receivers on how to beat it.

• Alabama will return to practice on Tuesday afternoon. The Sugar Bowl announced that the Crimson Tide will arrive in New Orleans at 10 a.m. on Dec. 27.

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