Alabama offensive line poses problem for Hogs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Barrett Jones has become Alabama's all-purpose blocker.

Jones has played every position on the second-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive line except right guard, where he started the past two seasons. He's started at left tackle the first three games going into Saturday's matchup with No. 14 Arkansas.

The Tide is grooming freshman Cyrus Kouandjio at that spot. In the meantime, Jones has also filled in as the backup center and played left guard and right tackle.

The preseason first-team All-Southeastern Conference guard says it has been both challenging and fun to play multiple spots.

Tailback Trent Richardson says he likes it when Jones is his lead blocker and tells coaches to just run it to wherever he's lined up.