Line depth

Alabama isn’t as deep on the offensive line as we want, so what should Tide fans expect today?

Andre Smith is likely to return, according to reports. However, at least one sports writer believes Alabama will look to younger line players to create depth. According to Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News: “Saban learned a big lesson from the Tulane game — he doesn’t have the kind of depth he’d like on the offensive line. Don’t be surprised to see the Tide using several young linemen today to gain experience.”

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Saban was also quoted by Media General News Service saying he wanted to play more players at tackle.

Saban said he would like to be able to play a number of players on the offensive line to evaluate their progress.

“I don’t think we’ve got enough guys at tackle that we can get through the season if we lose somebody,” he said.

Will any of this happen? Who knows. It has become almost impossible to anticipate what will happen and which personnel groupings end up on the field due to a host of factors ranging from performance to game situations.

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  1. 2
    tmc1

    Wow after that game I can see that a lot of people got a little more experience on the line.
    By the way judging from the way Tulane played East Carolina, Maybe….just maybe ….we all underestimated how good Tulane is.

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    Bamaman

    Ballplay, Bama is not bad, as a matter of fact they are now ranked ahead of Aub. Number 14 East Carolina pulled the game out with 1min 41 sec left to win by 4 against Tulane, and Arky State put about the same on SouMiss as yall did.

  3. 6
    Ballplay Indian.

    I was just taking a shot at tmc1. Hes pretty high strung and dont know how to take a joke. Bama is not bad this year. Pretty good so far.

  4. 7
    Bamaman

    Ballplay, I appreciate that and if Aub beats LSU you will hear nothing negative from me,(I’ll take my dogging like I should for picking LSU) if Aub can turn that offense around in a week, they deserve all the credit in the world

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