Several positions still remain up for grabs before Alabama enters its final scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday. The offensive line is still seeing competition at several spots, including right tackle.
Redshirt junior Matt Womack, the incumbent starter, has appeared to be working mostly with the second unit during the open periods of practice. Sophomore Alex Leatherwood spent time during viewing periods with the first team at right tackle during the early days of practice.
This week, it appeared that sophomore Jedrick Wills was taking snaps at right tackle while Leatherwood played at right guard.
“Just and experimental thing that we do,” coach Nick Saban said. “One of the things you need to do in camp is OK, every day is important, today is important, the next play is important, tomorrow is important but what happens in October and November is important too. So if you’re going to build diversity in your players you almost have to do it now. If a guy goes down and you want to move somebody over to guard, play another guy at tackle. Get the best five guys out on the field however you can, you got to do it now, and we have to know now if guys can do it, if that makes any sense.
“Sometimes we move guys around, so let’s just say we lose a player what do we do next? Sometimes you find out that some combinations work a little bit better than others. We haven’t made that determination in the offensive line just as yet.”