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Monday, April 20, 2009
Recapping Alabama's spring game

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Any questions about who's going to be Alabama's quarterback next season were answered this spring.

It's Greg McElroy's job.

He was the most consistent quarterback for the Crimson Tide this spring. He made the most plays, took care of the ball the best and was the kind of leader Nick Saban is looking for at the quarterback position.

One of the other questions facing Alabama was who was going to help Julio Jones when defenses gang up on the toughest guy to cover one-on-one in the SEC. Well, Mike McCoy caught a touchdown in Saturday's A-Day game, while receiver Marquis Maze and tight end Colin Peek both came up with big plays.

Saban wasn't especially thrilled with his defense, but rest assured that the Tide will be stout next fall. One of the most pleasant surprises of the spring was Robby Green's emergence at safety. The converted cornerback will take over Rashad Johnson's safety spot opposite Justin Woodall.

Here's a link to Alabama's official Web site with a roundup from the A-Day game, including stats and quotes.

One of the things Saban does for spring games is allow select media members to be coaches. They even get to call a play. Sports editor Tommy Deas of The Tuscaloosa News provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Crimson Tide.