Alabama Coach Nick Saban continued his practice of putting the first offense and second defense against the first defense and second offense for Saturday’s A-Day Game. Kickoff will be at 2 p.m. CDT in Bryant-Denny Stadium. There is no admission charge.
Taking a guess – repeat, guess -- at a starting lineup for each team based on our previous guess at a depth chart along with the rosters, it seems it will be:
WHITE OFFENSE – Wide receivers Chris Black, Robert Foster, and Ardarius Stewart; tight end O.J. Howard; left tackle Cam Robinson; left guard Ross Pierschbacher; center Ryan Kelly; right guard Bradley Bozeman; right tackle Dominick Jackson; quarterback Jacob Coker; and tailback Derrick Henry.
WHITE DEFENSE – Right end Da’Shawn Hand; left end Josh Frazier; nose tackle O.J. Smith; jack linebacker Christian Miller; strongside linebacker Rashan Evans; middle linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton; weakside linebacker Keith Holcombe; right cornerback Anthony Averett; left cornerback Marlon Humphrey; and safeties Hootie Jones and Ronnie Harrison.
CRIMSON OFFENSE – Wide receivers Raheem Falkins, Derek Kief, and Parker Barrineau; tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith; left tackle Korren Kirven; left guard Isaac Luatua; center J.C. Hassenauer; right guard Alphonse Taylor; right tackle Brandon Greene; quarterback David Cornwell (or Cooper Bateman or Blake Barnett); tailback Ronnie Clark or DeSherrius Flowers; and fullback Michael Nysewander.
CRIMSON DEFENSE – Right end Jarran Reed or D.J. Pettway; left end Jonathan Allen; nose tackle A’Shawn Robinson or Darren Lake; jack linebacker Tim Williams; strongside linebacker Dillon Lee; middle linebacker Reuben Foster; weakside linebacker Reggie Ragland; right cornerback Tony Brown; left cornerback Bradley Sylve; safeties Geno Smith and Eddie Jackson.
Punter JK Scott and snapper Cole Mazza are listed with the White squad and placekicker Adam Griffith with the Crimson team. Gunnar Raborn is a placekicker and Chris Kenney a punter and placekicker for the White, and Adrian Lamothe is listed as a punter and John Morrison as snapper on the Crimson side.
While the kickers will perform, the return game will be restricted.
No one we have seen as a fullback is listed on the White roster. Nysewander and Flournoy-Smith are both on the Crimson roster and Corey McCarron was not on either roster.