We now have the official word on Tony Brown's suspension:
Saban on Tony Brown: Eligible to play in this game. Suspension is over.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) September 26, 2016
It will be interesting to see where Brown fits in. He has worked some at the star and money positions, but has also worked at safety in the dime with Ronnie Harrison moving to money.
He can also play cornerback. Anthony Averett has done a nice job overall, but Brown is a legitimate NFL-caliber athlete who will be difficult to keep off the field. It would be logical to think that he might push for time either playing the star position in nickel with Minkah staying at corner, or playing that outside corner position that Averett has been playing and allowing Minkah to move inside as he has been.
In any case, he has this week to get his legs before the big SEC stretch.
ed. - Tony will also be sporting a new number:
Alabama DB Tony Brown changed his number to No. 2.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) September 26, 2016
Jared Mayden is now No. 8.