Perhaps at no other school in the country are spring games more anticipated, or even celebrated, than they are at the University of Alabama.
Since Nick Saban has taken over, Crimson Tide supporters have flocked to Bryant-Denny Stadium each year, overflowing with optimism and enthusiasm about catching their first glimpse of the Tide’s squad for the upcoming season.
The two-time defending national champions once again return a loaded squad that will compete for a third consecutive crystal football.
But what areas will Tide fans be zeroed in on during the annual A-Day game on Saturday?
Aside from tuning in to see the revamped units on the offensive and defensive lines, the secondary has a few intriguing subplots—from the expected emergence of sophomore safety Landon Collins, to the quest of solidifying the rotation at corner—worth monitoring.
This game turned into a showcase for running back T.J. Yeldon a year ago, so can another underclassman follow suit with a strong effort this weekend?
Here are five things to look for in Alabama’s annual A-Day spring game on Saturday.