2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Alabama Crimson Tide
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Head coachNick Saban (14th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Sarkisian (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorPete Golding (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorCharles Kelly (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 101,821)
Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 5, 2020
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "Bama", or "The Tide") represents the University of Alabama in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This season marks the Crimson Tide's 128th overall season, 87th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and 29th within the SEC Western Division. They play their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and are led by 14th-year head coach Nick Saban.

Previous season[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Offseason departures[edit]

Six Alabama players with remaining eligibility declared early for the 2020 NFL Draft. In addition, 14 seniors from the 2019 team graduated.

2020 Alabama offseason departures
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jerry Jeudy 4 WR 6’1 192 Junior Deerfield Beach, FL Declared for NFL Draft
Terrell Lewis 24 LB 6’5 252 RS Junior Washington D.C. Declared for NFL Draft
Xavier McKinney 15 DB 6’1 200 Junior Roswell, GA Declared for NFL Draft
Henry Ruggs III 11 WR 6’0 190 Junior Montgomery, AL Declared for NFL Draft
Tua Tagovailoa 13 QB 6’1 218 Junior Ewa Beach, HI Declared for NFL Draft
Jedrick Wills Jr. 74 OL 6’5 320 Junior Lexington, KY Declared for NFL Draft
Shyheim Carter 5 DB 6’0 191 Senior Kentwood, LA Graduated
Raekwon Davis 99 DL 6’7 312 Senior Meridian, MS Graduated
Trevon Diggs 7 DB 6’2 207 Senior Gaithersburg, MD Graduated
Anfernee Jennings 33 LB 6’3 259 RS Senior Dadeville, AL Graduated
Jared Mayden 21 DB 6’0 205 Senior Sachse, TX Graduated
Tevita Musika 91 DL 6’1 338 Senior Milpitas, CA Graduated
Matt Womack 77 OL 6’7 325 RS Senior Hernando, MS Graduated

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
'
N/A N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 2  247Sports: 1  ESPN: 1
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Rivals commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  • "ESPN commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  • "2020 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019.

Transfers[edit]

Outgoing

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown New school
Jerome Ford #27 RB 5'11 212 RS Sophomore Seffner, Florida Cincinnati
Scott Lashley #76 OL 6’7 307 RS Senior West Point, Mississippi

Incoming

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Prev. school

Returning starters[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year

SEC media days[edit]

The SEC Media Days were held July 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Alabama in current position
Nick Saban Head coach 14th
Steve Sarkisian Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 2nd
Charles Huff Associate head coach/Running backs coach 2nd
Kyle Flood Offensive line coach 2nd
Holmon Wiggins Wide receivers coach 2nd
Jeff Banks Special teams coordinator/Tight end coach 3rd
Pete Golding Defensive coordinator/Inside linebackers coach 3rd
Charles Kelly Associate Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach 2nd
Brian Baker Associate head coach/Defensive line coach 2nd
Sal Sunseri Outside linebackers coach 2nd
Karl Scott Cornerbacks coach 3rd
Scott Cochran Strength and conditioning 13th
Reference:[1]

Roster[edit]

2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Quarterback

  • 5 Taulia Tagovailoa - Sophomore (6'0, 208)
  • 7 Braxton Barker – Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 202)
  • 10 Mac Jones - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 205)
  • 15 Paul Tyson - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 220)
  • 16 Jayden George - Sophomore (6'3, 192)
  • 19 Stone Hollenbach - Sophomore (6'3, 208)
  • - Bryce Young - Freshman (6’0, 190)

Running Back

  • 2 Keilan Robinson - Sophomore (5'9, 184)
  • 20 Connor Bishop – Sophomore (6'1, 195)
  • 22 Najee Harris - Senior (6'3, 230)
  • 24 Brian Robinson Jr. - Senior (6'1, 226)
  • 26 Trey Sanders - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 214)
  • 31 A.J. Gates – Sophomore (5'7, 170)
  • - Jase McClellan - Freshman (5’11, 200)
  • - Roydell Williams - Freshman (5’10, 207)

Wide Receiver

  • 3 John Metchie - Sophomore (6'0, 195)
  •  6 DeVonta Smith - Senior (6'1, 175)
  •  9 Xavier Williams - RedshirtSophomore (6'1, 195)
  • 12 Chadarius Townsend - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 194)
  • 14 Tyrell Shavers - Redshirt Junior (6'6, 205)
  • 17 Jaylen Waddle - Junior (5'10, 182)
  • 18 Slade Bolden - RedshirtSophomore (5'11, 191)
  • 38 Eric Poellnitz - Sophomore (5'11, 170)
  • 41 Kyle Smoak - Freshman (5'8, 160)
  • 42 Sam Reed - Sophomore (6'1, 165)
  • 85 Chris Golden - Junior (6'5, 207)
  • 89 Grant Krieger - Sophomore (6'2, 192)
  • - Traeshon Holden - Freshman (6’3, 196)
  • - Thaiu Jones-Bell - Freshman (6’0, 190)

Placekicker

  • 16 Will Reichard - Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 93 Tripp Slyman - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 180)
  • 97 Joseph Bulovas - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 203)
  • 99 Ty Perine - Sophomore (6'1, 190)

Punter

  • 12 Skyler DeLong - Junior (6'4, 188)
  • 95 Jack Martin - Sophomore (6'0, 206)
 

Tight End

  • 19 Jahleel Billingsley - Sophomore (6'4, 228)
  • 40 Giles Amos - Redshirt Senior (6’4, 245)
  • 46 Melvin Billingsley - Junior (6’3, 230)
  • 80 Michael Parker - Redshirt Sophomore (6'6, 216)
  • 81 Cameron Latu - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5", 247)
  • 82 Richard Hunt - Sophomore (6'7, 235)
  • 87 Miller Forristall - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 242)
  • 88 Major Tennison - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 248)

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Hunter Brannon - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 307)
  • 51 Tanner Bowles - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 273)
  • 55 Emil Ekiyor - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 327)
  • 60 Kendall Randolph - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 296)
  • 62 Jackson Roby - Junior (6'5", 285)
  • 64 Rowdy Garza - Sophomore (6'5", 247)
  • 64 Hunter Middleton – Freshman (6'3, 260)
  • 65 Deonte Brown - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 338)
  • 69 Landon Dickerson - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 325)
  • 70 Alex Leatherwood - Senior (6'6, 310)
  • 71 Darrian Dalcourt - Sophomore (6'3, 299)
  • 72 Pierce Quick - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 291)
  • 73 Evan Neal - Sophomore (6'7, 360)
  • 75 Tommy Brown - Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 317)
  • 78 Amari Kight - Redshirt Freshman (6'7, 302)
  • 79 Chris Owens - Redshirt Senior (6'3, 315)
  • - Seth McLaughlin - Freshman (6’4, 278)

Defensive Lineman

  • 47 Byron Young - Sophomore (6'3, 295)
  • 48 Phidarian Mathis - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 312)
  • 52 Braylen Ingraham - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 291)
  • 58 Christian Barmore - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 310)
  • 89 LaBryan Ray - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 292)
  • 90 Stephon Wynn Jr. - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 311)
  • 92 Justin Egboigbe - Sophomore (6'5, 294)
  • 94 DJ Dale - Sophomore (6'4, 308)
  • 95 Ishmael Sopsher- Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 334)
  • 98 Quindarius Watkins - Junior (6'4, 230)
  • - William Anderson - Freshman (6’4, 220)
  • - Chris Braswell - Freshman (6’3, 220)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 Ben Davis - Redshirt Senior (6'4, 243)
  •  4 Christopher Allen - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 250)
  • 8 Christian Harris - Sophomore (6'2, 244)
  • 20 Ale Kaho – Junior (6'1", 228)
  • 23 Jarez Parks - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 239)
  • 30 King Mwikuta - Sophomore (6'5, 243)
  • 32 Dylan Moses - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 235)
  • 35 Shane Lee - Sophomore (6'0, 246)
  • 36 Markail Benton - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 235)
  • 40 Joshua McMillon - Graduate (6'3, 237)
  • 42 Jaylen Moody - Junior (6'2, 228)
  • 44 Kevin Harris - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 222)
  • 51 Wes Baumhower - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0", 220)
  • 52 Preston Malone - Senior (5'11, 222)
  • 54 Julian Lowenstein - Sophomore (6'1, 201)
  • - Jackson Bratton - Freshman (6’3, 233)
  • - Demouy Kennedy - Freshman (6’3, 215)
  • - Drew Sanders - Freshman (6’5, 230)

Defensive Back

  •  2 Patrick Surtain II - Junior (6'2, 203)
  •  3 Daniel Wright - Redshirt Junior (6'1, 190)
  • 9 Jordan Battle - Sophomore (6'1, 201)
  • 11 Scooby Carter - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 186)
  • 14 Brandon Turnage - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 20 D.J. Douglas - Sophomore (6'0, 202)
  • 22 Jalyn Armour-Davis - RedshirtSophomore (6'1, 182)
  • 25 Eddie Smith - Junior (6'0, 196)
  • 26 Marcus Banks- Sophomore (6'0, 170)
  • 27 Joshua Robinson - Senior (5'9, 180)
  • 28 Josh Jobe - Junior (6'1, 189)
  • 29 DeMarco Hellams - Sophomore (6'1, 213)'
  • 43 Christian Swann - Junior (5'9, 179)
  • - Jahquez Robinson - Freshman (6’2, 185)
  • - Ronald Williams - Junior (6’2, 188)

Long Snappers

  • 45 Thomas Fletcher - Senior (6'2, 220)
  • 50 Gabe Pugh - Sophomore (6'5, 273)
  • 59 Jake Hall - Redshirt Sophomore (6'3, 194)

Source and player details, 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Commits (01/15/2020):[2]

Depth chart[edit]

Projected Depth Chart 2020:

True Freshman
Double Position : *

Schedule[edit]

Spring game[edit]

The Crimson Tide will hold spring practices in March and April 2020. The Alabama football spring game, "A-Day" will take place in Tuscaloosa, AL in April 2020.

Regular season[edit]

Alabama announced its 2020 football schedule on August 7, 2019. The 2019 Crimson Tide' schedule consists of 7 home games, 4 away games, and 1 neutral site game for the regular season. Alabama will host four SEC conference opponents Georgia, Mississippi State (rivalry), Texas A&M, and arch-rival Auburn for the 85th Iron Bowl to close out the SEC regular season at home and will travel to four SEC opponents Arkansas, Ole Miss (rivalry), Tennessee (Third Saturday of October) and rival LSU (rivalry) to close out the SEC regular season on the road. Alabama is not scheduled to play SEC East opponents Florida, Kentucky, Missouri South Carolina, and Vanderbilt in the 2020 regular season. The Crimson Tide’s bye week comes during week 9 (on October 31).

Alabama's out of conference opponents represent the ACC, C-USA, Independents and Southern. The Crimson Tide will host three non–conference games which are against Georgia State (Sun Belt), Kent State (MAC) and UT Martin of the SoCon to close out the regular season and host Duke (Pac-12) at Arlington, TX in the Advocare Classic.

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5vs. USC*
September 12Georgia State*
September 19Georgia
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
September 26Kent State*
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
October 3at Ole Miss
October 10at Arkansas
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
October 17Mississippi State
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (rivalry)
October 24at Tennessee
November 7at LSU
November 14UT Martin*
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
November 21Texas A&M
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
November 28Auburn
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl)
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summaries[edit]

vs USC Trojans[edit]

Advocare Classic
1 234Total
USC 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: September 5
  • Location: Arlington,TX
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-2 2016 W, 52–6
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics USC Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Georgia State Panthers[edit]

1 234Total
Georgia State 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2013 W, 45–3
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Georgia State Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Georgia Bulldogs[edit]

1 234Total
Georgia 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–25–4 2018 W, 35–28
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Georgia Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Kent State Golden Flashes[edit]

1 234Total
Kent State 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 W, 48–0
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Kent State Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Kent State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Ole Miss Rebels[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Ole Miss 0 000 0
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
51–10–2 2019 W, 59-31
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Alabama Ole Miss
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Ole Miss Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Arkansas Razorbacks[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Arkansas 0 000 0
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–8 2019 W, 48-7
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama

Statistics

Statistics Alabama Arkansas
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Arkansas Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Mississippi State Bulldogs[edit]

1 234Total
Miss State 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
82–18–3 2019 W, 38–7
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama


Statistics

Statistics Miss State Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Miss State Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at Tennessee Volunteers[edit]

Third Saturday in October
1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
Tennessee 0 000 0
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–38–2 2019 W, 35–13
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Alabama Tennessee
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Tennessee Passing
Rushing
Receiving

at LSU Tigers[edit]

1 234Total
Alabama 0 000 0
LSU 0 000 0
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–26–5 2019 L, 41-46
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Alabama LSU
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
LSU Passing
Rushing
Receiving

UT Martin Skyhawks[edit]

1 234Total
UT Martin 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics UT Martin Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
UT Martin Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Texas A&M Aggies[edit]

1 234Total
Texas A&M 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–2 2019 W, 47–28
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Texas A&M Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas A&M Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Auburn Tigers[edit]

Iron Bowl
1 234Total
Auburn 0 000 0
Alabama 0 000 0
  • Date: November 28
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–37–1 2019 L, 45–48
Pregame line Over/under
Alabama
Statistics Auburn Alabama
First downs
Total yards
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Turnovers
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Auburn Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP  
Coaches  
CFP Not released Not released

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Scores by quarter (non-conference opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Scores by quarter (SEC opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SEC opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Scores by quarter (All opponents)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
All opponents 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Weekly Awards
Player Position Date Ref.


Media affiliates[edit]

Radio[edit]

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide, p. 2
  2. ^ "2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football roster". RollTide.com.
  3. ^ "2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 3, 2019.