TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide will walk into a packed Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first time since in more than four months on Saturday. A-Day, the annual scrimmage marking the end of spring practice, is almost here.
Here are a few things to keep an eye on when the Tide take the field.
A retooled offensive line: Three of five starters are gone. All three were All-SEC caliber, and two are likely first-round picks in this month's NFL draft. So how will Alabama replace D.J. Fluker, Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack? We'll see on Saturday when a first-team line of Cyrus Kouandjio, Arie Kouandjio, Ryan Kelly, Anthony Steen and Austin Shepherd takes the field together in public for the first time.