Alabama to begin preparing for Dareus’ possible absence

Who steps in if Marcell Dareus can’t play?

Dareus, the Tide’s star defensive end and the defensive MVP of last year’s national championship game, will be allowed to practice though the NCAA has yet to rule on an agent-related investigation. Coaches will audition pass rushers all August. Damion Square and Undra Billingsley look like the top candidates to jump to the first string after showing promise in the spring