Alabama football fans won’t have to wait any longer. Here we take a look at some updates from Coach Nick Saban’s press conference on Monday of game week.
Alabama football head coach Nick Saban spoke to the media at noon central time today via Zoom. We heard Saban praise the Missouri Tigers. Saban let us all know right up front that nobody is overlooking Mizzou. He says he expects them to have a good offense under Eliah Drinkwitz. Also mentioned the Tigers returning eight players on the defensive side of the ball.
Saban was asked about Mac Jones being QB1 and about his development. Coach said Jones had certainly grown as a leader and had a very good fall camp, very good last scrimmage.
Saban was asked about injuries. Coach announced only DB Ronald Williams Jr. is expected to miss the season opener against Missouri at this point in time. Looks as though Christian Barmore and King Mwikuta may be close to ready for Saturday’s contest.
Alabama football fans got their 1st glimpse at the official 2020 Crimson Tide depth chart today. Let’s take a look at who’s starting against Missouri.
A couple of things that stood out to us immediately were Will Anderson and Malachi Moore being listed as starters. Moore was my pick for 2020 Freshman MVP. I think Moore is a perfect fit for the “Star” position in the Tide’s nickel defense. Below are the starters for each position:
QB- Mac Jones
RB- Najee Harris
TE- Miller Forristall
WRZ- John Metchie
WRH- Jaylen Waddle
WRX- DeVonta Smith
OL(Left to Right)- Alex Leatherwood, Deonte Brown, Landon Dickerson/Chris Ownes, Emil Ekiyor, and Evan Neal.
Defensively for the Tide, the starters are listed as:
DE- LaBryan Ray
DT- DJ Dale
DE- Justin Eboigbe or Christian Barmore
SAM- Christopher Allen or Ben Davis
JACK- Will Anderson
MIKE- Dylan Moses
WILL- Christian Harris
CB- Patrick Surtain II
CB- Josh Jobe
STAR- Malachi Moore or Brian Branch
SS- Jordan Battle
FS- Daniel Wright
Kicker- Will Reichard
Punter- Sam Johnson, Ty Perine, Charlie Scott
LS- Thomas Fletcher
PR- Jaylen Waddle
KR- Jaylen Waddle AND DeVonta Smith
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Ricky L. Green is the lead Alabama football and recruiting analyst for Team Tide Talk. Follow him on Twitter @BamaRLG. Always feel free to reach out with questions and comments. Roll Tide.
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