Nick Saban saw good and bad from his special teams in Alabama’s first scrimmage, according to’s Michael Casagrande.

While punter J.K. Scott and the punt-return team had good days, the same cannot be said for the kicking game.

“I think we have things to work on relative to some of the other areas in the kicking game,” Saban said. “Missed a couple field goals. We had a couple blocked because we didn’t really have good protection.”

Alabama is tasked with replacing last year’s kicker, Adam Griffith. Redshirt senior Andy Pappanastos, an Ole Miss transfer and freshman Joseph Bulovas are handling place-kicking duties. Saban emphasized that Saturday’s issues aren’t all on the kickers.

“It’s not just the kicker,” Saban said. “It’s the protection, the holder, the whole operation being on time. We need to do a lot of work in that area.”