Alabama Football: 5 Backups Critical to Tide's Success in 2013

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Alabama Football: 5 Backups Critical to Tide's Success in 2013
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Despite the presence of four experienced upperclassmen at safety, rising sophomore Landon Collins should see the field early and often in 2013.

A big reason why Alabama is able to reload every season is because there is little separation between the Tide's first and second units.  

Seemingly every offseason, the Tide groom a group of promising underclassmen and plug them into their system without missing a beat.

At this point last year, players such as safety Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, linebacker Adrian Hubbard and receiver Christion Jones were sparingly used underclassmen who were expected to step up and play a larger role.

Nick Saban will be looking for similar contributors when fall camp begins next month.

Which players can emerge from a crowded depth chart to make an impact this season?

 

 

 

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