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2023 Alabama Crimson Tide Depth Chart

Alabama football's depth chart hasn't changed too much since the start of the season, but the coaches continue to tweak each week.

After withholding a depth chart through the first week of the season, until right before kickoff against Middle Tennessee at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Alabama Crimson Tide has finally made some changes to its official depth chart. However, most of them have been of the housekeeping variety.  

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced that Jalen Milroe would be the starting quarterback against Ole Miss: "Jalen played the best of those guys, so I think he's earned the opportunity to be the quarterback." 

The "or" designations among the quarterbacks top four subsequently vanished. 

Saban reiterated throughout fall camp (and his entire tenure in Tuscaloosa) that a depth chart is just a piece of paper. Nothing is set in stone. Players have to play well to keep their starting spots. 

"I don't want anybody on our team to think they’re a backup or whatever, and the depth chart kind of does that," Saban said Monday. "I think most of the players on our team know who should start in the game and who shouldn't start, but that's something that they do day to day in terms of the way they compete and the way they play. And nobody’s entitled to playing just because you put it on a piece of paper and say, ‘This is the way it is today.’"

Here's how the Alabama depth chart shakes out. It'll be updated whenever changes are made as the season progresses.

Depth chart items to note:

  • Jalen Milroe, Ty Simpson and Tyler Buchner were all listed as "or" at starting quarterback through the first four games. However, Nick Saban named Milroe the started on Sept. 18.
  • The true freshmen listed as starters are Kadyn Proctor at left tackle and Caleb Downs at safety.
  • Transfers include Jaylen Key (safety), Trezmen Marshall (Mike linebacker), CJ Dippre (tight end) and Malik Benson (wide receiver.)

This post will be updated as necessary