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Six major questions for Alabama football heading into 2020 fall camp

Christian Barmore celebrates a sack for Alabama in 2019 game versus Western Carolina
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After a long offseason filled with information on the Coronavirus and social issues, we have finally made to the point of seeing something that brings a sense of normalcy to life: college football.

For Alabama football fans, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will take the practice field on Monday to open fall camp.

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Through 20 days of practice, the Tide will push itself to get in the best situation to compete for a conference championship and a national championship. It missed the College Football Playoff last season for the first time since the venue’s inception in 2014, and Saban does not intend on being left out again. As he enters his 14th year as head coach, his eyes are locked on a seventh national title — which would put him over the legendary Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.

Despite it losing experience to the National Football League, Alabama has returned veteran leadership and young talent on both sides of the ball for this fall.

While it does not have as many holes or concerns as other schools, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine dives into six major aspects that must be answered for the Tide.

1. Who will be the primary backup quarterback?

With where we are in this unprecedented time in history, it pays to have a leader on offense who has been thoroughly taught in the system and can react quickly to situations.

Mac Jones is entering his fourth year at Alabama and contrary to popular belief, the redshirt junior showed in 2019 that he is more than capable of executing the offense. Not only has he added healthy weight to his frame (6-3/214 pounds), but he has also been a great leader throughout the preseason practice program.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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