Depth Chart Vs. Duke

Alabama opened the Duke game with the same offensive lineup it has had for the past four games, but on defense the Crimson Tide started the game with two defensive tackles and four defensive linemen for only the second time this season. Dominic Lee got the starting nod instead of a fifth defensive back, as has been the case in four Bama games this year.

Alabama will be back under Southeastern Conference roster restrictions this week. As the home team in an SEC game, Bama will be allowed to dress 95 players, of which 80 will be designated as eligible to participate in the game. The visiting team, Ole Miss, will be limited to 70 players dressed.

Alabama hosts Ole Miss at 2:30 p.m. CDT Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. CBS will televise the game.

Defensive tackle Dominic Lee was the starter for the second time this year, as was middle linebacker Prince Hall. Strongside linebacker Terrence Jones returned to the starting lineup as Demarcus Waldrop went to back-up status after two consecutive starts.

At right guard, B.J. Stabler was in his usual starting role, but played only 29 snaps. Back-up Marlon Davis was in for 34 offensive plays.

In last week's game against Duke, Alabama coaches selected fullback LéRon McClain as the offensive player of the week, end Wallace Gilberry as the defensive player of the week, and Eric Gray (who participates on punt return, kickoff coverage and kickoff return teams) as special teams player of the week.

There was no limit on the number of players Alabama could dress or play in the non-conference game against Duke and 108 were in uniform. But it didn't really matter. Against Duke, Alabama played only 60 men–26 on offense, 27 on defense, and seven just on special teams. Several got only token playing time. Seven of the 26 men who saw offensive action got only two snaps.

Here are those who played against Duke with starters listed first and the number of plays in parenthesis. If there are two numbers, the second is the number of plays on special teams.

OFFENSE

Split End—D. J. Hall (45-1), Nikita Stover (11), Matt Caddell (6)

Left Tackle—Andre Smith (62-6), Cody Davis (2)

Left Guard—Justin Britt (58), Mike Johnson (2-6)

Center—Antoine Caldwell (62), Evan Cardwell (7-6)

Right Guard—B.J. Stabler (29), Marlon Davis (34)

Right Tackle—Chris Capps (62-6), Kyle Tatum (2)

Tight End—Travis McCall (50-11), Nick Walker (14-6), Charles Hoke (2-9)

Quarterback—John Parker Wilson (62), Marc Guillon (2)

Halfback—Kenneth Darby (36), Jimmy Johns (13-14), Ali Sharrief (2-8)

Fullback—LéRon McClain (44-14), Tim Castille (20), Baron Huber (2-3)

Flanker—Keith Brown (47), Will Oakley (28)

DEFENSE

Left End—Wallace Gilberry (51), Chris Harris (11)

Left Tackle—Jeremy Clark (39), Brandon Deaderick (4)

Right Tackle—Dominic Lee (31), J.P. Adams (11)

Right End—Keith Saunders (33), Bobby Greenwood (28-5)

Strongside Linebacker—Terrence Jones (34), Demarcus Waldrop (11-5), Eryk Anders (2)

Middle Linebacker— Prince Hall (37), Matt Collins (14-5), Darren Mustin (11-6)

Weakside Linebacker—Juwan Simpson (51-5), Zach Schreiber (26-5)

Left Cornerback—Ramzee Robinson (54-5), Marquis Johnson (8-9), Chris Rogers (7-11)

Right Cornerback—Simeon Castille (51-7), Lionel Mitchell (23), Eric Gray (19-14)

Strong Safety—Jeffrey Dukes (56-6), Justin Woodall (6-11)

Safety—Marcus Carter (32-3), Rashad Johnson (26-17), Sam Burnthall (6-14)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Punter and Holder—P.J. Fitzgerald (3 punts, 2 field goals, 3 extra points)

Snapper—Luke Spaulding (3 punts, 2 field goals, 3 extra points)

Placekicker—Jamie Christensen (6 kickoffs, 2 field goals, 3 extra points)

Coverage and Returns—Marcel Stamps (5), Javier Arenas (8), Bryan Kilpatrick (14), Forress Rayford (1)


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