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Short-handed Bama secondary stands tall

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama’s patchwork secondary held firm Saturday.

The Crimson Tide was without safety Nick Perry for the first half due to suspension, while cornerback Eddie Jackson (quad) and safety Jarrick Williams (foot) were suited up just in case of emergency. 488 more words

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Depleted secondary facing Gator offense

TUSCALOOSA – This was an important week of practice for a group of Alabama defensive backs that will be undermanned Saturday against Florida.

Younger players such as cornerback Tony Brown and safety Geno Smith will be called upon to help against a Gators offense playing well. 646 more words

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Alabama looking to knock around Jeff Driskel this weekend

When Florida rolls into town on Saturday, the Alabama pass rush will be looking to keep Jeff Driskel off his feet and on the ground. 204 more words


Tide has secondary issues heading into Florida week

TUSCALOOSA – Dominoes are starting to fall in Alabama’s secondary.

The third-ranked Crimson Tide’s safeties lack depth due to injury and suspension.

That’s not a good situation with the SEC opener on Saturday against Florida, a team that averages 345.5 passing yards a game. 739 more words

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Notebook: Cooper's assault on record book continues

TUSCALOOSA – Amari Cooper’s assault on the Alabama football team’s record book continued Saturday.

Cooper caught eight passes for 135 yards and a touchdown as the third-ranked Crimson Tide defeated Southern Miss 52-12 on Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium. 890 more words

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Alabama 3 things worth talking about, mini grades

3 things worth talking about

1. No Perry

Prattville native Nick Perry was disqualified from the game in the second half for targeting. This means the senior safety won’t be able to play the first half of next week’s game against Florida. 285 more words

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Alabama has more position battles than Coker-Sims at QB

TUSCALOOSA – The much publicized Blake Sims-Jacob Coker battle to start at quarterback for Alabama isn’t the only neck-and-neck competition to start for the Crimson Tide in Saturday’s season opener against WVU at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. 297 more words

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