Alabama’s spring didn’t go quite as expected. A trio of arrests, two dismissals and a slew of injuries put a damper of the Crimson Tide’s spring ball, shifting their priorities a bit.

How did they address their priorities from the start of the spring?

1. Determine the quarterback frontrunner

Addressed?: No

Most expected Jacob Coker to stake his claim to the starting job, just like may expected him to do last fall. Instead, the situation looks to be as muddled as ever for the Crimson Tide. Both Alec Morris and David Cornwell played well all spring, while Coker did nothing to separate himself from the group. The quarterback group as a whole was not great in the spring game, forcing too many throws while making mistakes all over the filed. Could Nick Saban be trying to light a fire under Coker by saying he hasn’t done enough to claim the job? It’s certainly possible, especially since Coker didn’t get himself up to speed quickly enough once arriving on campus last fall. As it stands now, it truly seems like the job is still open for one of the younger players to grab.

2. Sort out the secondary

Addressed?: Yes and No

With cornerback Cyrus Jones out, the Tide had plenty of time to figure out who would start opposite from him. Eddie Jackson was the favorite after starting 11 games last season, but it now sounds like he’ll play a hybrid cornerback-safety role this fall. A host of players — Tony Brown, Bradley Sylve, Marlon Humphrey and Anthony Averett — all took reps with the first team at cornerback, giving Mel Tucker plenty of option to play with. At safety, Geno Smith was out of practice for a week following a DUI arrest. That allowed Jabriel Washington to get plenty of snaps, and also gave early enrollee freshman Ronnie Harrison the chance to emerge as a potential star.

3. Find a pass rusher

Addressed?: No

Alabama still doesn’t have an obvious candidate to terrorize quarterbacks on every down, but the defensive line stands out as Alabama’s strongest position group coming out of spring ball, especially with the running backs depleted by departures and injury. Da’Shawn Hand and Dalvin Tomlinson have emerged as potential contributors to go along with a rotation that returns just about everyone from last fall. As a group, the defensive line and outside linebackers should be able to generate more than enough havoc for the Tide.

4. Develop the receivers

Addressed?: Yes

Cam Sims’ ACL tear was an unfortunate loss for the Tide, but the rest of the receivers appear to be coming along nicely. ArDarius Stewart and Robert Foster have emerged as the leaders of the pack, with the two of them sharing MVP honors in the spring game. The tandem has emerged and showed excellent play making potential, and with Lane Kiffin’s offensive philosophy there’s a good chance that both could be in line for major breakout seasons now that they’ve separated themselves from the rest of the group. Chris Black also stands as a potential breakout candidate playing out of the slot after biding his time in his first few years on campus.

5. Get the kicking game settled

Addressed?: Yes and no

JK Scott is one of a handful of the best punters in the game, and he lived up to that by averaging nearly 54 yards per punt in the spring game. However, after Adam Griffith struggled while dealing with injury last fall, Alabama’s place kicking suffered. Griffith still showed that he’s not up to elite standards yet, hitting 2-of-4 field goal attempts on A-Day. It doesn’t seem as if Alabama will be able to rely on Griffith from long distance quite yet.