TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Although most of the coaching staff’s spring evaluations were already done, the University of Alabama’s annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the only time before the season opener that it could see how the players reacted to a large crowd.
Some obviously thrived in the spotlight, while others learned what they need to work on before fall camp opens in August.
“We did make some plays, but there wasn’t the consistency that you would like to see in the offense,” Coach Nick Saban said. “However, when you play against each other, what’s good for one is not so good for the other. So, you have to give the defense some credit.
“I really thought that our front people on defense made a lot of improvement this spring. We’re more athletic, we probably have more depth, we have more guys who can rush (the passer).”
Here’s a look at 10 players who helped themselves during Saturday’s A-Day game and the spring awards they won.