With fall camp officially in the books and the season opener against No. 8 Michigan just days away, Nick Saban and his staff have moved on from evaluating their own roster and have turned the focus to preparing for the Wolverines.
The competition in practice at a school like Alabama can be just as demanding—if not more so—as their games are. The end result should be a strengthened depth chart with plenty of talented players that ready to step up and contribute when their number is called.
The starting lineup looks to be set for the most part, but there are some concerns with depth at certain positions like quarterback (behind AJ McCarron), offensive line and in the secondary.
There were several intriguing position battles for fans to monitor during fall camp. There were also a number of highly touted freshmen from 2012’s top-rated recruiting class ready to make an impact on a squad who is expected to challenge for its third national title in the last four years.
The answers will finally be unveiled this weekend.
What will the two-deep look like when the Crimson Tide takes the field in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Saturday night?
Find out in this breakdown of the anticipated week one depth chart for Alabama. (h/t Andrew Gribble, al.com).