Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from Tide vs. Miami

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5 takeaways from Alabama football vs. Miami

3. Alabama still has depth at tight end

Heading into this game, there were more questions than usual for the tight end position. Alabama lost Miller Forristall to the NFL, but they returned Jahleel Billingsley. Billingsley was the true receiver in the tight end room, and he was expected to be one of the best tight ends in football this year.

However, there were some questions after Billingsley was not listed as a starter for Alabama in this game. Saban made some comments regarding his leadership and how he was not ready to start. This turned out to be true when Billingsley did not play for the entire first half.

For most teams, this would be a devastating loss. For Alabama football, it was an opportunity for Cameron Latu to show his skills as a receiver.

Latu needs to work on his blocking, but he made two nice catches that led to touchdowns. Once Billingsley is ready to fully contribute to the offense, the Tide will have two quality tight ends who can impact the passing game.

Versatility matters in college football, and having two tight ends who can make plays will give the Tide the chance to use different formations. They can use two tight ends at once or pick a specific player depending on the matchup.