TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones has played well enough to earn a starting spot going forward.
Jones will likely start his fifth consecutive game on Saturday at Auburn, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Wednesday.
Jones is tied for the team lead with two interceptions.
Jones has filled in for Bradley Sylve, who missed three games with a high ankle sprain. Sylve returned against Chattanooga on Saturday in a reserve role.
If starter Deion Belue, who sat out last week against Chattanooga, is healthy enough to start, Sylve will be his backup.
“We have confidence in Bradley and we have confidence in Cyrus,” Saban said. “Right now, Cyrus is doing just fine, so that's probably how we'll sort of stay.”
Alabama has started six different combinations at cornerback this season. Belue (nine) and Jones (four) have the most starts. Senior John Fulton and true freshmen Maurice Smith and Eddie Jackson have also started games this year.