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Reviewing Alabama's spring game

It was pretty well established prior to Saturday's A-Day spring game that Alabama would have its pick of offensive playmakers next season.

It's a loaded offense, for sure. But the 91,312 people who packed Bryant-Denny Stadium this past weekend were reminded just how special the Mark Ingram-Trent Richardson combo figures to be in 2010.

The White team won 23-17 on the final play of the game when A.J. McCarron threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson, who had a huge game. Gibson finished with eight catches for 142 yards.

But it was obvious that Alabama will look for as many ways as possible in 2010 to get the ball to Ingram and Richardson. Ingram had a 60-yard run in the game, and they combined for seven catches for 94 yards. Richardson scored the game's first touchdown on a 28-yard reception.

Ingram was named the game's MVP, while defensive end Marcell Dareus was named the Dwight Stephenson Lineman of the Game. Dareus had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a sack.

Both teams struggled on third down, going a combined 3-of-25.

Even though the Crimson Tide lost a ton of good defensive players, it's obvious they're going to be good again on that side of the ball. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is a future star at cornerback.

Alabama coach Nick Saban said some questions remain. In particular, who's going to be the Tide's right tackle on offense? D.J. Fluker started the game, but still has a ways to go.

The safety position also remains a concern with Robby Green being suspended next season, and Alabama has to solidify its kicking game. Freshman punter Jay Williams can't get on campus soon enough.