2018 Alabama Crimson Tide

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  1. Deceptive Speed

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    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.
     
  2. Shadowlight

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    Thanks Deceptive.

    The SEC is a running dirge played in the key of minor. Just a dreadful situation year in and year out. The caste experiment that shows little signs of relief.

    As for perennial front runner Alabama any sign of caste breakage is a welcome sight but lo and behold LB Holcombe, who played well last season, has given up. MLB Baseball prospect? Hell I doubt it. A bad surprise.

    Interesting that you note a safety. The DB situation in football has taken a drastic turn for the worse and I don't recall seeing one white SEC DB play at all last season so if Anderson manages to see the field that would be a small victory in itself.

    Skill player Slade Bolden is an important recruit. Let's see what happens with him? If he gets playing time that is a good sign.

    But overall this is what a full bore caste team looks like. The white OL are there to block for the black skill players and help them get all the accolades.



     
  3. Deceptive Speed

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    Thanks for the insight shadow light. Keaton Anderson is indeed listed on the 2-deep on ourlads. Yes its a shame Alabama dont atleast have a white QB, its tough to support my home team.
     

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