Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor pushing for starting guard job

Alabama head coach Nick Saban gave an update on a position battle that’s been going on in camp, but it isn’t the one you were hoping for.

Matt Zenitz of Alabama.com is reporting that junior Alphonse Taylor is pushing hard to win one of the starting guard positions this season. Taylor is competing with redshirt freshman Ross Pierschbacher and redshirt sophomore Bradley Bozeman.

“Shank has had a really good camp,” Saban said. “I wouldn’t count him out as a guy that could end up being a starter at one of the guards. We feel like we have three really good guards.”

Taylor posted this message on social media August 4th, two days before Alabama’s first practice of fall camp.

Left tackle Cam Robinson and center Ryan Kelly are the Tide’s only two returning starters along the offensive line.

With only two weeks remaining before the Tide’s showdown with Wisconsin on September 5th, Saban and his staff still have a lot of unanswered questions on the offensive side of the ball.

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