Alabama Football: Crimson Tide’s report card vs. Vols

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Alabama football passed yet another test this Saturday.

Going against Tennessee, the Crimson Tide knew that they should win easily. However, this was still an SEC test for Alabama football. This was a rivalry game, and Alabama had a lot to prove after they beat Georgia last week. In this game, they avoided a potential letdown against the Vols.

That being said, there’s more on Alabama’s mind than simply beating the Vols. They are looking for utter domination. They don’t need to pass every test. They need to ace them. With that in mind, here is Alabama football’s report card for their win against the Tennessee Vols. 

Tight Ends: B-

As always, the Crimson Tide will use Miller Forristall as their pass-catching tight end. The rest of Alabama’s depth is saved for blocking. However, Forristall had a few key blocks on scoring plays for Alabama to pair with his catches.

Forristall went down with an injury, and the other tight ends filled in for him well while he was out. I’m sure that Sarkisian was happy when Forristall came back into the game in the second half. It wasn’t perfect, but the tight ends played well and showed improvement.

Going into 2020, the biggest offensive weakness was obviously at the tight end position. As Forristall has improved as a receiver, the total offense has become more well-rounded. He’ll never be Irv Smith or O.J. Howard, but he’s a great weapon for Sarkisian to use. Fans can’t wait to see what else he can do as this season continues.