ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 8
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 5
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: AJ McCarron-QB, Kevin Norwood-WR, Kenny Bell-WR, Anthony Steen-OG, Cade Foster-K, Cyrus Kouandjio-OT (NFL)
DEFENSE: Ed Stinson-DE, C.J. Mosley-WLB, Deion Belue-CB, Cody Mandell-P, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix-FS (NFL), Adrian Hubbard-LB (NFL), Jeoffrey Pagan-DE (NFL), Vinnie Sunseri-SS (NFL)
RB T.J. Yeldon
Running Back / Receiver

Yeldon, Drake and Henry represent the best backfield talent recruiting can find. Running behind a typical NFL worthy offensive line will continue to keep the rushing attack and this 2014 Bama squad at the forefront of the national championship race. The ground game will be devastating. Granted Alabama has always been considered a pound-n-ground attack but this receiver package of Cooper, White and Jones are about the best the SEC can offer.

Quarterback / Kicking Game

The most decorated quarterback in Crimson Tide history has finally finished his college career. AJ McCarron was a three-year starter. Upwards of six candidates will be given an equal opportunity this off-season to win the job. Senior-to-be Blake Sims is the only one who has taken a college snap at least until Florida State transfer Jacob Coker arrives in Tuscaloosa. The Tide will be looking to replace both a kicker and punter. Mandell was an All-SEC punter but if the kicking blunders in the Iron Bowl last year were any indication, the task of locating a reliable kicker will be priority one for Coach Saban and staff.

MLB Trey DePriest
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
ALABAMA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Blake Sims-Sr Jacob Coker-Jr (transfer)
RB T.J. Yeldon-Jr Kenyan Drake-Jr / Derrick Henry-So
WR Amari Cooper-Jr ..
WR DeAndrew White-Sr ..
WR Christion Jones-Sr Chris Black-So
TE Brian Vogler-Sr O.J. Howard-So / Jalston Fowler-Sr (H)
OT .. ..
OG Aric Kouandjio-Sr ..
C Ryan Kelly-Jr Chad Lindsay-Sr
OG .. ..
OT Austin Shepherd-Sr ..
K Adam Griffith-So ..
 
ALABAMA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE A'Shawn Robinson-So ..
NG Brandon Ivory-Sr Darren Lake-Jr
DE Jonathan Allen-So ..
SLB Dillon Lee-Jr ..
MLB Trey DePriest-Sr Reuben Foster-So
WLB Reggie Ragland-Jr ..
JACK Denzel Devall-Jr Xzavier Dickson-Sr
CB Bradley Sylve-Jr Maurice Smith-So
CB Cyrus Jones-Jr Eddie Jackson-So
SS Landon Collins-Jr ..
FS Geno Smith-Jr ..
STAR Jarrick Williams-Sr ..
P .. ..

 

 

ALABAMA 2014 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 - vs. West Virginia @Atlanta, GA
Sep. 6 - Florida Atlantic
Sep. 13 - Southern Miss
Sep. 20 - Florida
Oct. 4 - at Ole Miss
Oct. 11 - at Arkansas
Oct. 18 - Texas A&M
Oct. 25 - at Tennessee
Nov. 8 - at Louisiana State
Nov. 15 - Mississippi State
Nov. 22 - Western Carolina
Nov. 29 - Auburn