Spring practice: 10 positions, 10 questions

Oct 14, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his players out to the field prior to the start of their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his players out to the field prior to the start of their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

[ LB  |  TE  |  P  |  PK  |  QB  |  S  |  OL  |  DT  |  RB  |  LB ]

4. Placekicker

Joseph Bulovas’ season will be remembered for a slew of missed PATs, which is unfortunate given that heading into the game, he was 13-of-17 on field goals and had made 11 of his last 12. Those kind of numbers on three-point kicks is nothing to make of, and if he’d only cut his PAT misses in half, we wouldn’t be talking about this position as being up in the air at all.

Two factors are in play, however: The PAT issue is one of them, but the arrival of talented freshman is the other. Reichard could also be in the mix at punter, but he’ll get his first look at placekicker and if he proves more dependable on short kicks, could easily win this job.

Summary: The presence of Reichard on the roster gives two scholarshipped placekickers, which is in itself an oddity. Bulovas will need to focus in order to keep his job.

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