In a state where the thirst for college football is a year-round topic of discussion, Alabama fans are patiently awaiting the beginning of spring practice, which is less than a month away.
To get Crimson Tide supporters primed for spring ball, I will begin a series that breaks down every position on the Tide’s roster leading up to the time when the pads come back on in March.
First up is quarterback—a position that Nick Saban will put in the trusted hands of rising senior AJ McCarron for the third consecutive season.
But with three incoming freshmen and a trio of players with at least a year of experience at the college level behind McCarron, one of the main spring storylines will surround the race to see which signal-caller wins the backup spot.
That player likely gets a leg up on the quest to eventually succeed one of Alabama’s all-time great field generals next season.
Which newcomer will make the biggest splash, and how strong is the quarterback segment entering the spring?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this spring practice primer for the Tide’s group of quarterbacks.