Bama has had many not-so big backs in the past. just look at Sherman Williams & Shaud Williams. both 300+ carry, 1000+ yards backs. with that said i dont think we'll see many 30 carry days from Grant simply because its not necessary with such a deep backfield. i see Grant getting alot of outside the tackle runs (sweeps and what not) while Jimmy Johns will be the pound it up the middle back.
Vandy will be a real test for our O-line and Terry Grant. However, even though they are returning a lot of starters, they are still a lower-teir/mid-pack SEC defense. They will be a much better defense than Western Carolina, but all of our questions will not be answered this weekend I imagine.
Even though he's not very tall, they show him weighing about 188. Shifty speed burners who are adept at avoiding direct contact can play at that weight with no problem. If he works on keeping a lower stance he would make me less nervous. Younger backs have a tendency to run too straight up and open themselves up to shoulder injuries. Darby got a separated shoulder from getting tattooed up high. I don't know how Grant hurt his last year.
One of my best friends and my boss was the fullback at Carrolton(lead blocker for 3 year for Lionel)...small word eh. Grant will be fine...he has the Alexander way to avoid a hit.....kinda falls away form the blow /shrug