RB Jacob Kibodi
There is stiff competition for the backup running back spot behind Williams. Kendall Bussey was the third guy behind Keith Ford and Williams last year. He had 47 carries and averaged more than six yards per carry.
However, the running back competition heated up this spring and Bussey decided to transfer over the summer after receiving just one carry in the Spring Game.
Meanwhile, the guy who backed up Williams on team Maroon got nine carries for 45 yards. That guy is 2017 3-star recruit Jacob Kibodi.
There is a high probability that Williams gets the bulk of the touches from the running back spot this year, but it’s a position that requires spelling from time to time. Kibodi has proven this offseason he can be that guy and be trusted when Williams goes out.
QB Kellen Mond
I’m still making the dangerous assumption that Nick Starkel wins the starting quarterback job in camp. I say dangerous mostly because Fisher has been tight lipped about the competition, either because he doesn’t know who he wants yet, or because he doesn’t want to fall into a Nick Saban situation with Alabama.
Still, if Starkel does win the job, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mond get into games. On the one hand, he is a much better runner than Starkel, and there could be some offensive packages or trick plays that Mond would make easier to run.
On the other, Starkel could absolutely struggle in some games, and Mond could be the spark that makes a difference. If Saban can insert a true freshman quarterback in the second half of the National Championship — and have it work — anything should be on the table.