'Bama reports after offseason attrition

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says four
players have been dismissed for violating team rules.

Linebackers Brandon Fanney and Prince Hall, defensive back
Alonzo Lawrence and running back Jermaine Preyear weren't on the
roster released Wednesday, when the team reported for fall camp.

Charlie Higgenbotham and Chris Jackson have already transferred
while four reserves left for medical reasons.

Saban said the most important mission of fall camp is not
finding a starting left tackle or a backup quarterback. He said
it's cultivating the intangible things like focus and discipline.

Running back signee Eddie Lacy got word from the NCAA
clearinghouse that he was eligible on Wednesday.

The veterans will open practice Thursday morning and the
newcomers will work separately in the evening.