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DeBoer’s first season begins with a post-spring exam

Kalen DeBoer's first spring practice at Alabama is in the books. There are some minor transfer portal-related items to clean up over the summer, but for the most part the Alabama program is in a stable position. Now what? This is where different programs demand different analyses and ultimately, different outcomes. It's one thing to have a “solid offseason” at a school like Baylor or North Carolina State; the words mean something entirely different at Alabama. In this post-spring postmortem, we take a look at some of the questions facing Alabama football as it heads into summer offseason work and later, fall camp.

Recruiting

NSD wrap-up and current roster analysis

With National Signing Day officially in the books – even though December's Early Signing Day has eclipsed NSD as the real signing day of note – Kalen DeBoer and his staff can finally begin the work of actually getting its roster into fighting shape for the upcoming 2024 season. Alabama's 30-day transfer portal period, which kicked into being following Nick Saban's retirement, will be ending soon, and we do not expect to see any further entries. Alabama was hit hard in the days immediately after Saban's departure, but portal entries quickly dried up over the last two weeks, and Alabama was able to add three former Washington players: QB Austin Mack, WR Germie Bernard and C Parker Brailsford. Still, because of the significant losses to the post-Saban portal – especially a total of eight solely from the ranks of the defensive backs, including three expected starters and four others that were expected to break camp in the two-deep – TideFans.com is bringing you an updated roster analysis. More importantly, this will be our first attempt to project a depth chart using Kalen DeBoer's preferred offensive (Air Raid) and defensive (4-2-5 Swarm) systems.

A post-ESD look at Bama’s 2024 roster

  With Early Signing Day in the mirror, Alabama is set to bring in 23 new additions to its roster (24 if you count Texas...

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Fill The Bowl for A-Day 2024

In 2024, two Alabama news websites, TiderInsider.com and TideFans.com, are partnering in an effort to “FILL THE BOWL” again at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Kalen DeBoer’s first A-Day game as Alabama’s newest head coach. Help us do our part by committing to attend the Golden Flake A-Day Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 13, for a 3 p.m. kickoff. Admission is free. Bring the family and friends, fill up the car and help us welcome new head coach Kalen DeBoer to Tuscaloosa. received in his early years at Alabama. Now, Alabama fans have the chance to extend the same level of support to new head coach Kalen DeBoer. A full Bryant-Denny Stadium at A-Day would again remind the college football world of the commitment of Alabama fans to its coaches, players and program as a whole. Help us once again fill Bryant-Denny Stadium to capacity.
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