News: UAB believes Nolen Smith has become a solid tight end this season and they may be onto something.
Analysis: Despite modest numbers this season, 11 catches for 165 yards and one touchdown, eight of those catches have come the last three weeks. Against Memphis this weekend he may actually hold some value if you are desperate for a tight end.
News: The UAB tight end position continues to be muddy, as the coaching staff has now said that Nolen Smith will earn some reps in certain packages as well.
Analysis: Kennard Backman is the presumed starter at tight end, however junior Sam Accursio was to be used on rushing plays. Now the situation is a mess and best to stay away and find a tight end elsewhere.