The Alabama Crimson Tide officially kicked off spring practice over the weekend, and with a new season on the horizon, faces old and new are fighting to secure a position on the team’s two-deep depth chart by the conclusion of the spring session.
Considering the haul of talent Nick Saban has lured to Tuscaloosa in recent years, the competition for playing time and the intensity levels in practice are sure to be at a high level.
Saban is noted for his tendency to experiment by moving players around during spring, and he's already began that process during the team's first practice (h/t Associated Press via ESPN).
While veterans like quarterback A.J. McCarron are firmly entrenched as starters, the path for the next wave of future stars in Tuscaloosa begins now.
How does the Tide’s depth chart currently stand, and which players begin spring as the favorites to lock down spots entering the A-Day game?
With practices just starting to heat up, I’ll provide a glimpse of what the Tide’s lineup looks like heading into spring.