Since 2007 Alabama has started 4, 3, 8, 4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 5, and 6 whites, this year we may see a drop to only 4 whites. Nick Saban led the Tide to 13-1 record in 2017, in route to winning the championship. At QB Bama will swap quotaback Jalen Hurts for poly Tua Tagovailoa, with promising white SO QB Mac Jones returning to 3rd string ( why hasnt he transferred yet?). True Fr Slade Bolden is a highly recruited all-purpose back that will likely only play wr for Alabama. Hopefully Bolden has a solid camp and takes the slot receiver job. Bama returns with one of the best Offensive lines in college. They lose their snow-plow from last year, but still have 3 white starters with plenty of depth. LT Jonah Williams is a 1st round talent, and G Ross Pierschbacher is likely a day 2 guy. At TE Alabama will run 2 TE sets, with SR Hale Hentges returning as a starter. They got plenty of TE depth, like former 4 star SO Miller Forristall who will steal reps from black Irv Smith. On Defense the tide suffered a major blow this off-season as MLB Keith Holcombe has decided to focus solely on Baseball. Holcombe was projected to be a full-time starter this year. Elsewhere (JR) S Keaton Anderson will be a primary a Back-up this season, and will see his fair share of snaps. Anderson is likely the only white who will see PT on defense. Offense TE- Hale Hentges LT- Jonah Williams LG- Ross Pierschbacher RT- Matt Womack Defense None Ones to watch in 2018 QB Mac Jones, OT Elliot Baker, OG Richie Petibon, TE Miller Forristall, TE Major Tenison, WR Slade Bolden, S Keaton Anderson.