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    Big A Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    This is Where the football season never ends! Bama News first and foremost, interesting SEC news, and salient football news.


    It was the fourth day in full pads for the 2012 Crimson Tide as the continued spring drills. Alabama defensive lineman Jesse Williams met the media following practice to discuss his move to nose guard this spring after starting 13 games a season ago at defensive end......

    Crimson Tide Works in Full Pads for Seventh Practice of the Spring - rolltide.com

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Alabama's first-team offensive line seems pretty well established: left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, left guard
    Chanc Warmack, center
    Barrett Jones, right guard
    Anthony Steen and right tackle
    D.J. Fluker. But what's the second-team unit looking like? Today, it appeared to be
    Kellen Williamsat left tackle
    Aaron Joiner at left guard,
    RyanKelly at center, Issac Luatua at right guard and Austin Sheperd at right tackle, but those spots seem to be in flux, as one would expect at this point in the spring....



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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Williams wouldn't concede that he is the leader atop the depth chart at nose, a group that also features redshirt sophomore Brandon Ivory, redshirt freshman Wilson Love and 340-pound early enrollee Alphonse Taylor. While Love and Taylor have yet to see the field at the collegiate level, Ivory appeared in four games last season. Williams, though, said he's had no choice but to serve as the group's de facto leader. "Being a senior and an older guy and obviously playing last year a lot, a lot of guys look up to you," Williamssaid....


    Alabama's Jesse Williams ready to create his own identity at nose guard | al.com

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    "It isn't too bad, I'm just trying to do whatever I can to help out," said Williams. "It's a bit more of close quarters with a lot of people, there's a lot more crunching with people rather than just going with the tackle or the guard. It's nothing too serious; I'm just trying to do everything I can to help out.".....

    Alabama Practice Report - Jesse Williams moving to Nose Guard - WSFA.com

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    This one won't start from scratch like the 2010 overhaul required. A pair of two-year starters returns from a group that could have two first-round NFL draft picks. Also back are a few key reserves who saw action in the 2011 national title run. There were no such luxuries two seasons ago. Graduation and the NFL decimated the last championship-winning defensive backfield. That forced true freshmen like cornerback Dee Milliner straight into the fire. He started 11 games that fall after learning the defense in spring practice. Now he joins safety Robert Lester....

    Alabama football: A not-so extreme makeover in Crimson Tide secondary | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    HURT: Buyout wouldn't deter serious suitor


    Once again, Nick Saban's contract has been extended.

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Is it even fair to a defense for the two of them to line up side by side? "Ha, ha! It is what it is," Fluker said after practice Wednesday. "He's a big guy, too. If we've got to run the ball to that side, that's what we've got to do." How would Fluker feel being a defensive lineman who had to line up opposite both tackles? He smiled broadly. "I'd kind of run away," .....
    What would Tide's D.J. Fluker do if he had to line up across from himself lined up next to Cyrus Kouandjio? (video) | al.com

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Alabama's Jesse Williams is getting more accustomed to the nose guard position this spring. Click here for ...


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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Video of a different Alabama defensive line drill

    And now, for the second installment of Wednesday practice footage, take a look at a defensive line drill I can’t remember seeing before. There’s always entertainment value in Chris Rumph’s coaching.....



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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    With the 2012 NFL draft a month away, Alabama will hold its second - and most would say its bigger - pro day Thursday. Three potential first-round picks who weren't 100 percent healthy on March 7 for the first pro day will work out with a few other former teammates who did participate in the March 7 evaluations. Running backTrent Richardson, outside linebacker
    Courtney Upshaw and safet
    Mark Barron will be the featured attractions today. They are expected to draw a larger crowd of NFL coaches, executives and scouts than the group that attended the previous pro day......

    Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw and Mark Barron will be the stars of Alabama's Pro Day II on Thursday | al.com

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Jason Garrett’s planned pit stop in Tuscaloosa should be the first step in the Cowboys following the BAD-A plan in the first round of the draft. That’s picking the Best Alabama Defender Available. There are four potential first-rounders that played on the BCS champions’ dominant defense: cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, safety Mark Barron and inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower. Garrett’s presence at the Crimson Tide’s pro day -- the only one he plans to attend -- is a pretty good sign that one of those guys will hear his name called when the Cowboys go on the clock in the first round....


    Cowboys' 1st-round pick? Answer is in Alabama - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN Dallas

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    Coach Jason Garrett plans to attend Alabama's second pro day today, which could be an indication the Dallas Cowboys will target Crimson Tide safety Mark Barron or outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw in the first round of next month's draft. Garrett will stop in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on his way back to Dallas from the NFL owners meetings in Florida. He told DallasCowboys.com on Wednesday he hasn't attended any other pro day this spring because he was busy with free agency and other duties. "It makes sense for me to stop there and go to this workout," ....

    Garrett's Alabama visit could hint draft plan - San Antonio Express-News

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    Big A Re: Latest Bama News 3/29/12

    However, with great lower body power, comes great lower body immobility. His feet can be slow at times and he has problems moving laterally. His main feature is his bull-rush and that really hinders him chasing outside routes or dropping back into coverage. He certainly won’t be the next D-Ware, but people have compared him to
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