Alabama Football: 5 Teams the Tide's Backups Could Beat

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Alabama Football: 5 Teams the Tide's Backups Could Beat
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama's roster is loaded with freakish athletes like backup defensive end LaMichael Fanning that could start for a number of programs around the country.

Given that at least one major recruiting service has rated Alabama’s last three recruiting classes as the nation’s best, it’s no surprise that Nick Saban has been able to annually assemble championship-caliber rosters. 

Despite losing superstars to the NFL draft year after year, the Crimson Tide continuously reload with players that are hungry to make a name for themselves after patiently waiting behind the stars who came before them.

With a number of heralded former prep stars waiting in the wings, the players filling the bottom half of Alabama’s depth chart have the potential to form a pretty dynamic team on its own. 

Players like receiver DeAndrew White, running back Kenyan Drake, defensive end LaMichael Fanning, linebacker Denzel Devall and safety Landon Collins are just a few of the players that could presumably start at a number of programs around the country.

Just how competitive would a team consisting of the Tide’s backups be? Well, there’s a decent chance we find out a lot about the Tide’s second-teamers in a handful of games on the Tide’s schedule. 

Here are five teams on Alabama’s 2013 schedule that the Tide’s backups could beat.  

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