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Alabama offense tackles struggles in spring football game


Is Kendall Randolph an answer? Is JC Latham another?

A cursory look at the offensive tackles that worked with Alabama’s first-team offense in Saturday’s annual A-Day scrimmage suggests not.

A deeper dive, however, reveals all sorts of reasons why it’s far too soon for Alabama fans to press any panic buttons over what has been Alabama’s most crucial competition in the game. spring. All 15 of the Crimson Tide’s spring training sessions ended at Bryant-Denny Stadium, and it doesn’t take a football savant to know that protecting the edges of the pocket for a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback is paramount, especially at the era of college football. which requires more than ever efficiency in the passing game.

If Alabama’s 2022 championship hopes are to stand, Bryce Young must also stand.

It’s an easy calculation.

The hardest calculations – figuring out who will be the most important tackle points man in the fall and how they will fare while doing so – weren’t settled or resolved on Saturday. Randolph and Latham played well enough in the spring to rival the first team in scrums, including at Saturday’s public reveal, with Randolph on the left side and Latham on the right. That’s about the only part of the equation that’s clear, with more confirmation that the Crimson Tide pass rush could be downright fierce in the fall.


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