Fall football camp is the place where heroes are born. It's a place where collegiate careers can be either built or broken. At Alabama, the difference between being limited to special teams play and being a starting linebacker can often be minuscule. Fall camp is the time where coaches will make decisions like these.
It is also where the tone for an entire season is set. Alabama is in what could be called a transition mode. Numerous superstars were lost to the NFL and newer, less experienced talent is replacing them. The success of the Alabama program this season will depend on the quality of its leadership, and head coach Nick Saban is looking to his most seasoned veterans to make the transition an easy one.
The Alabama coaching staff is watching closely to see who is going to step up for the Tide this season. They are looking for leadership as well as big-time players in key positions.
The month of August will answer these questions for Saban and Company and those who finish strong will surely reap the rewards. With this in mind, let's take a look at a few young men who need to finish camp on a positive note.