Tuscaloosa, Ala. (WHNT) – If you ask any college football pundit, Alabama’s biggest strength last year was its offensive line. Not only was there a lot of experience playing together, they consistently helped its offense function more efficiently than practically anyone else in America.
Now Alabama must replace at least three of its starters. Barrett Jones, DJ Fluker and Chance Warmack are all going to the NFL, but so far, Nick Saban says he likes the progress of the new pieces.
“The offensive line has done a really good job all Spring,” said Nick Saban, Alabama head coach. “Anthony Steen and Cyrus Kouandjio has done a really good job from a leadership standpoint. Ryan Kelly has done well all Spring long. We need to continue to develop players at that position.”
“From the beginning, you can tell a change in camaraderie,” said Ryan Kelly, Alabama offensive lineman. “Everyone is competing for position and competition makes your team a lot better.”