2013 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE: Michael Williams-TE, Chance Warmack-OG, Barrett Jones-C, Jeremy Shelley-K
DEFENSE: Jesse Williams-NG, Damion Square-DE, Quinton Dial-DE, Nico Johnson-LB, Robert Lester-S
A.J. McCarron
Offensive Backfield / Defensive Backfield

McCarron will be a front runner for the Heisman Trophy. Don't be surprised if running backs Lacy and Yeldon dot the same list. This will be an extremely efficient offense per usual with the same run-first approach. Barring NFL departures, Alabama returns every single starter outside of Robert Lester from the defensive back seven. Yikes!

Line Of Scrimmage

Notice this category is labeled as a QUESTION, not a WEAKNESS. Everyone under the SEC sun knows Alabama is always strong up front, However, these are really the only two units that have a few holes to fill.

C.J. Mosley
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). 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 2013 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB A.J. McCarron-Sr Blake Sims-Jr
RB Eddie Lacy-Sr T.J. Yeldon-So / Kenyan Drake-So
WR Amari Cooper-So DeAndrew White-Jr (inj.) / Marvin Shinn-So
WR Kevin Norwood-Sr Kenny Bell-Sr (inj.)
WR Christion Jones-Jr Cyrus Jones-So
TE Brian Vogler-Jr ..
OT Cyrus Kouandjio-Jr ..
OG .. ..
C .. ..
OG Anthony Steen-Sr ..
OT D.J. Fluker-Sr ..
K Cade Foster-Sr ..
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Ed Stinson-Sr Jeoffrey Pagan-Jr
NG Brandon Ivory-Jr ..
DE .. ..
SLB Adrian Hubbard-Jr ..
MLB Trey DePriest-Jr ..
WLB C.J. Mosley-Sr Tana Patrick-Sr
JACK Xzavier Dickson-Jr Denzel Devall-So
CB Deion Belue-Sr Geno Smith-So
CB Dee Milliner-Sr John Fulton-Sr
S Vinnie Sunseri-Jr Landon Collins-So
S HaHa Clinton-Dix-Jr Nick Perry-Sr
P Cody Mandell-Sr ..


  • If defense and running with the ball continues to win championships not much changes in Tuscaloosa.
  • Alabama readies for their third BCS Championship Game in four years. Make that their fourth in five years if the 2013 season odds hold any water.
  • Quarterback AJ McCarron has already placed his name in the Hall of Legendary Tide signal-callers after having tossed game-winning touchdowns to close the late season schedule versus LSU and Georgia. McCarron could easily go down as the greatest QB to ever play football at Bama.
  • The three best linebackers in the country hail from the SEC...Minter, Jones and Mosley. And Mosley may be the best of those three in space. All three could wind up on a NFL roster next fall.
  • The Tide has two 1,000-yard rushers returning in Lacy and Yeldon. Not only that but both have completely different styles that can move the football pounding it with power or out-running defenders with speed and finesse.
  • The offensive line will go through a reloading phase. This offensive backfield however will help make the "Big Uglies" look just as pretty.
  • Young receiver Amario Cooper will end up rewriting a few school records before his college time is done. He has exceptional playmakers at his side in Jones and Norwood plus a hopefully healed cast off the injury list.
  • The front seven features few real stars other than Mosley, but doesn't have a weak link either. Alabama is capable of getting pressure up front from multiple players as five returnees have recorded multiple sacks.



Aug. 31 - vs. Virginia Tech @Atlanta, GA
Sep. 14 - at Texas A&M
Sep. 21 - Colorado State
Sep. 28 - Ole Miss
Oct. 5 - Georgia State
Oct. 12 - at Kentucky
Oct. 19 - Arkansas
Oct. 26 - Tennessee
Nov. 9 - Louisiana State
Nov. 16 - at Mississippi State
Nov. 23 - Chattanooga
Nov. 30 - at Auburn