It has become a bit of a tradition in its own right.
Every year, on the Monday of the team's season opener, Alabama releases a two-deep depth chart, listing the projected starters and backups at each position heading into start the season...
Nick Saban released the depth chart for Alabama's first game against Virginia Tech immediately after his press conference today. Saban stressed the depth chart is not for the team, but is done simply because of the demand from the media.
The only real news from the depth chart -other than the offensive line staying as planned- was the absence of last year's third string running back Kenyon Drake..