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Barron moved to the Star position (nickelback) when Alabama went to five defensive backs, with...

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Barron moved to the Star position (nickelback) when Alabama went to five defensive backs, with walk-on Will Lowery entering to play safety. If Barron handles the nickelback duty in the fall, it will mark the first time Saban has used a safety in that role since he arrived at the Capstone. Former UA cornerback Simeon Castille played the role in Saban's first year in 2007, and another cornerback, Javier Arenas, played the Star position in the two seasons since.

Chase Goodbread: Plenty of positives for Tide to build on This is an article from the Tuscaloosa News recapping the A-Day game and the team outlook leaving the spring. Now, read that quote again. It's not shocking, really, we heard all spring that Barron was working at star. Nevertheless, even so, just stop and think about the ramifications of that...
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