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    Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    So Bama has 6 scholarships QBs, right? AJ, Sims, Ely, Morris, Bateman and McCloud.

    Bama also has 7 scholarship RBS, right? Yeldon, Hart, Fowler, Drake, Henry, Jones, Tenpenny? (Am I missing someone?)

    So that's 13 scholarships in the backfield. That seems like an awful lot. I just can't imagine we don't have some QBs transfer and an RB do the same. At least we'll have to move an RB or two somewhere else on the field.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    + kamara
    And no, i dont think we used too many scholarships.
    Injuries and transfers do happen.
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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by JIB View Post
    So Bama has 6 scholarships QBs, right? AJ, Sims, Ely, Morris, Bateman and McCloud.

    Bama also has 7 scholarship RBS, right? Yeldon, Hart, Fowler, Drake, Henry, Jones, Tenpenny? (Am I missing someone?)

    So that's 13 scholarships in the backfield. That seems like an awful lot. I just can't imagine we don't have some QBs transfer and an RB do the same. At least we'll have to move an RB or two somewhere else on the field.

    Thoughts?
    RB: Kamara


    AJ is gone after this year, Blake Sims is more like a change of pace QB.

    Who knows if Hart will every be 100% and Fowler may be more of a FB/HB after knee injury.

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Are you longing for the days of the alternative? Long live Fran? Heck we didn't have enough linemen at times... Too many (which I'm sold that it is) is better than not enough. Period.

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    After the injuries we suffered at these positions last season, unfortunately there isn't TOO many. Praying everyone gets and STAYS healthy for the years to come!!

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    I seem to remember threads for the last two years to the effect that we had a roadblock at RB. Depth sure can evaporate in a hurry...
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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    It's easy to look at the numbers and feel that way but if Lacy wouldn't have stayed healthy this season we would have been in trouble at RB. Can never have enough RBs in my opinion.

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Last year we went into the year with 5 RBs, this year we go in with 8. That's a big difference.

    The QB depth seems a little crazy. Even without Sims that's still a lot of QBs and it's obvious that with Morris, Ely, McCloud and Bateman probably 2 of them will never see the field.

    So we've got ~70 scholarships spread around the other 20 positions.

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    I don't think it's too many. Getting a player that is a great college QB is a numbers game. If one the other five QBs turn out to be good, we're good for 3-4 years.

    RBs are hugely important to us and are the players who take the most punishment. Some of those elite players can switch positions if needed as well. It's good to be king.
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    Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Recent history has proven you can't have too many RB's on scholly.


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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Certainly it is high by historic measures, but point to a position where we seem to be lacking at depth.

    From year to year there are fluctuations.

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    So no one thinks we'll see transfers and/or change of positions?

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    Re: Too many scholarships in the backfield?

    Quote Originally Posted by JIB View Post
    So no one thinks we'll see transfers and/or change of positions?
    Nope.

    And you're forgetting something. We don't know who is paying their own way. AJ could very well have taken out student loans because he knows he's getting paid in 2014.
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