The Biggest Question Mark For The Crimson Tide Going Into the Fall

Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
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The biggest question mark for the Crimson Tide going into the fall seems to be the secondary. After losing Kool-Aid McKinstry and Terrion Arnold to the NFL, as well as freshman phenom Caleb Downs to the transfer portal, there are some big names to replace in the lineup.

As always, even with the new coaching staff in place, the secondary recruits are top notch with the likes of Jaylen Mbakwe, Zay Mincey, Zabien Brown, Red Morgan, and Tide legacy Dre Kirkpatrick Jr being brought in as part of the 2024 recruiting class. We know this could be a very talented bunch but the transition from being a high school star to playing in the SEC is quite the jump.

With that being said, Coach Deboer and his staff had to make sure they surrounded this young plethora of talent with veteran depth. It was huge for the Crimson Tide that Malachi Moore decided to come back for another year, and from there this staff has focused on veteran depth out of the transfer portal.

It landed some high-caliber prospects in former 5-star CB Domani Jackson from USC as well as safeties Keon Sabb from Michigan and King Mack from Penn State. In addition, Alabama has added former Wake Forest CB Dashawn Jones and former Charlotte safety Kameron Howard. There are quite a few new faces in the secondary and that really brings the question of how good is this unit going to be in the fall.

If this unit gels, it could be quite an impressive secondary as there is a lot of potential that has been brought to Tuscaloosa since the start of 2024. Coach Deboer knows in today's high octane offensive game the importance of having a strong secondary.

We won't know who most of the starters will be until fall camp outside of Malachi Moore and probably Domani Jackson, but what most view as the biggest question mark for this Alabama football team going into 2024 could eventually be a strength for this team.