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Alabama Football Issues Its Depth Chart For Week 1

A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset during an Alabama football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Crimson Tide are back in 2019 to avenge their championship loss to the Clemson Tigers.

Alabama opens their season this Saturday, Aug. 31 against the Duke Blue Devils. As a result, head coach Nick Saban has released the team's week one depth chart.

One things for certain, Tua Tagovailoa will start at QB after back-to-back appearances in the national championship. Tua's younger brother, Taulia, serves as the team's third-string QB.

Tua will throw the ball to a WR unit featuring Jerry Jeudy/Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Henry Ruggs III. The explosive Waddle will also return punts.

Additionally, running back Najee Harris is the starter for 2019 after two seasons in a backup role. The junior back rushed for 783 yards and four touchdowns on 117 carries in 2018.

There are 17 true freshmen featured in the two-deep. Four freshmen are in starting roles. Those players include: left guard Evan Neal, nose guard DJ Dale, linebacker Christian Harris and Will Reichard at placekicker.

As has grown common in college football, the depth chart features plenty of slashes indicating an ongoing position battle. In total, the Alabama week one depth chart counts 20 slashes.

In conclusion, the Tide have plenty of depth and talent across the board this season per usual.