Alabama will enter the 2022 college football season as one of the favorites to win the national title, this despite coming up on the short end against Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship. However, there are a few major questions left to be resolved in spring practice that should be on display in the A-Day spring game on Saturday.
For the first time of the Nick Saban era, Alabama returns the top offensive player and defensive player in college football as Heisman-winner Bryce Young and SEC Defensive Player of the Year Will Anderson give the Tide an unmatched floor. However, the they have work to do to surround those two playmakers with championship-level production.
Here is what you need to know about Alabama’s spring game on Saturday.
How to watch 2022 Alabama spring game live
Date: Saturday, April 16 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Bryant Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, Alabama
TV: SEC Network+ | Live stream: ESPN+
2022 Alabama spring game: Need to know
1. Integrating transfers: Alabama hasn’t used the transfer portal much over the years, but Saban never turns down a competitive advantage. The Crimson Tide got three transfers on campus in time for spring ball; all three rank as four-star prospects and among the top 10 transfers in the nation, per 247Sports.
Running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for more than 1,200 yards in two seasons at Georgia Tech and should pair with Jase McClellan to form the new backfield. Cornerback Eli Ricks posted four interceptions and five passes defended as a freshman at LSU and should rediscover his form for the Crimson Tide as a junior next to Kool-Aid McKinstry. Alabama also added Vanderbilt tackle Tyler Steen to compete for Evan Neal’s open job, but Steen will not arrive until the…