TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama will have a new face at right guard for the Mississippi State game on Saturday.
Senior Korren Kirven appears to be set to start at right guard for the game. Kirven was announced as the starter in Alabama’s pregame video.
Kirven, a 6-foot-4, 308-pound lineman, has played offensive tackle, offensive guard and defensive line throughout his career in Tuscaloosa.
Kirven started at right tackle last season vs. Charleston Southern.
There is no sign of Alphonse Taylor, who has been dealing with concussion symptoms since the Arkansas game on Oct. 8.
Taylor has been limited at practice, and has missed Alabama’s last three games.
Lester Cotton, who had been starting in Taylor’s place, was limited in practice at times this week with an undisclosed injury.
Cotton is working with the second-team offensive line in warmups.