Alabama’s annual A-Day Game is two weeks from Saturday. Yes, you read that correctly. As hard as it is to believe, we are quickly approaching the end of the spring practice portion of the college football offseason.
We will worry about that when it gets here though.
For now, the focus should be on the Crimson Tide’s first spring scrimmage set to take place on Friday. For the first time in 2021, the reigning national champions will get to pop pads live at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
It’s an important step in determining who the next stars will be.
“I think every scrimmage is important — the first one being the first time we get to see everybody in real-life action,” wide receiver Slade Bolden said to the media on Thursday, via Bama Central.
“It’s going to be good for us as a unit since we had some guys leave. We’ve got some new guys. I think just going out there, performing to our best ability, just making ourselves better and the defense better — just coming [and] making the team better — it’s kinda the ultimate goal right now for spring. I’m excited. I think we’re all excited to actually play a simulation of the game, so I think we’re ready.”
As for the top questions fans will be asking, here are a few guesses:
- How does the QB competition between Bryce Young, Paul Tyson and Jalen Milroe look?
- Who is the leading candidate to replace Patrick Surtain II at cornerback?
- How is the new coaching staff, including Bill O’Brien, coming along?
- Which freshmen had a big day?
More information will obviously come out, but this is a nice starting point of things people want to know.
Stay tuned for updates on how the first scrimmage turns out. Who knows, Nick Saban might even give us a depth chart (LOL).
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