The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide welcomed fans back into Bryant-Denny Stadium at full capacity for the first time since 2019 and put on a sleepy, yet dominant, performance against the Mercer Bears. The Tide went 3&out in consecutive possessions causing concern over focus levels but Alabama got things on track en route to a 48-14 victory.
Incoming freshman Will Anderson is expected to become a major contributor to the Crimson Tide defense, potentially as early as the upcoming 2020 season. The defensive end is looking to take on the challenge of becoming a play-maker on the Alabama defense.
Anderson, a five-star prospect from Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia, has already enrolled at the University of Alabama but adjusting to college life is not the biggest challenge he currently faces. According to Anderson's mother on Twitter, both of his grandparents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus.