May 5, 2007

Spring Review: RB picture still unclear

The Players: Tailbacks: 29 Terry Grant; 38 Glen Coffee; 5 Roy Upchurch; 10 Jimmy Johns. Fullbacks: 40 Baron Huber; 30 Patrick Hanrahan; 44 Jacob Vane.

2007 signees: Jamar Taylor (Lakeland, Fla.); Demetrius Goode (Chatham, Va.); Jeramie Griffin (Batesville, Miss.)

2006 Season: Johns: 66 carries for 293 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 reception for 16 yards; Grant: 2 carries for 22 yards; Upchurch: 12 carries for 37 yards and 2 touchdowns; Huber: 1 reception for 4 yards.

Good to see: Nick Saban arrived at Alabama with a stable full of running backs but no clear starter amongst them. After four weeks of spring practice, the depth chart isn't much clearer but one thing is clear: multiple Crimson Tide backs will carry the ball this season.

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