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Five things for Alabama fans to watch in Crimson Tide’s scrimmage

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Alabama football completes its first full week of preseason camp Saturday with a game-like practice.

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The Crimson Tide has its scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Nick Saban and the coaching staff want to see which players perform with discipline, physicality, toughness, and make plays. We are 21 days until the start of Alabama’s season opener at home against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 2. Tide fans are anxious to see the potential this team has of getting to the College Football Playoff and winning a national championship. Several notes will be compiled from the scrimmage — as the team will have one final game-like practice before the season begins — but here are five things fans need to pay attention to.

1. QB Competition: Does anyone separate as the leader?

Local reporters will wait with bated breath for Coach Saban after the scrimmage.

They want to know if someone in the quarterback room has separated as the leader.

Saban is fine with letting the cake bake until someone rises to the top, but fans do not want the cake to burn up and have no leader in the room.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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