Alabama Football: 7 Crimson Tide Backups Who Will Have an Impact in 2012

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Alabama Football: 7 Crimson Tide Backups Who Will Have an Impact in 2012
Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

For the University of Alabama football team, the backups always get a lot of playing time. They are rotated in early and often, and there are seven guys who likely won't start this year but will have a huge impact.

The frequency that Alabama swaps personnel has a lot to do with how many looks they give the opposition.

Alabama technically runs a 3-4 base defense, but truth be told, they run five or more defensive backs more often than not.

On offense, they play in a single-back set but swap between two tight ends and multiple receivers often.

Though all backups will contribute to the team in some fashion, these seven players will likely stand out the most.

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