Head coach Nick Saban led his team to Bryant-Denny Stadium yet again for its second scrimmage in spring practices, the last one before A-Day. There were some interesting depth chart moves displayed that I will detail for you while we await the end of the scrimmage.
(No, we aren’t allowed to see this scrimmage.)
Redshirt freshman Brent Calloway had been tried out at RB and LB last season, and has now been seeing reps at the tight end/H-Back position. We have heard that his transition there is going well, although he still remains behind the names that were prevalent going into this spring: Michael Willaims, Harrison Jones (brother of Barrett) and Brian Vogler. However, he is beginning to step ahead of some smaller names at those positions, like Malcolm Faciane and Tommy Keys, so Calloway could potentially keep working his way up the depth chart at TE of H-Back.
At wide receiver, early enrollee freshman Chris Black is keeping his spot relatively high on the depth chart (in the top 5) despite the return of DeAndrew White, coming back from a recurring hamstring problem.
To make it easier, I’ll list the depth chart as it appeared two weeks ago and what it looks like now (with changes in italics.
Two Weeks Ago: Kenny Bell, Kevin Norwood, Marvin Shinn, Christion Jones, Chris Black, Danny Woodson Jr., Amari Cooper. (White out with hamstring issue.
Now: Kenny Bell, Kevin Norwood, DeAndrew White, Christion Jones, Chris Black, Amari Cooper, Marvin Shinn, Danny Woodson Jr.
Notes at WR: Cooper is clearly catching up with his classmate Black, both of whom are now within striking distance of legitimate regular season playing time. White seems to have not missed a beat in coming back from his injury. Tough decline for Shnn and Woodson Jr.
Tune back in a few hours for stats and post-scrimmage quotes.