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.

Starting lineup prediction from yesterday by #TeamTideTalk
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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

Stay tuned to for all your Alabama recruiting and athletics news and analysis. Big things are ahead for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and we’ll tell you all about it.

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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