Soon after Alabama coach Nick Saban wondered whether Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche should switch positions, the Crimson Tide made an interesting switch of their own on Monday afternoon.
Tight end Brandon Greene — perhaps best known for his 24-yard overtime catch against LSU last season — was lined up with the first-team offense… at right tackle.
Brandon Greene was working at RT with the *first group* offensive line. **during the media viewing period**
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) September 14, 2015
The team expected Greene to contribute on the offensive line this year, but he was projected to shift between positions, and was listed as second string tackle entering this past weekend’s game against Middle Tennessee State.
Senior Dominick Jackson has started both games at right tackle this season.
Prior to practice, Saban did not mention whether an official switch was coming, but he did appear upset with the line’s performance against Wisconsin and MTSU.
“I think it’s going to be a challenge for us because we did not pass protect real well last week,” Saban said. “We had some issues with speed rushers the first game. So we’re going to have to do a much better job in that regard against what is probably the best front that we’ve played to this point.”
Greene, a junior, was recruited as a four-star offensive tackle out of Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.) in 2012. He switched to tight end just before the 2013 season, and has one career reception — last year’s 24-yard snag from Blake Sims in OT to help ‘Bama take down LSU.