February 27, 2006

Matt in the Middle

The expected three-way battle between Matt Collins, Prince Hall and Darren Mustin to replace Freddie Roach as Alabama's starting middle linebacker may eventually come about, but it was Collins, a former walk-on, who was working with the first-team defense in the Tide's first two practices of spring drills. And given the criteria defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Joe Kines uses in determining who plays, Collins' status atop the depth chart shouldn't come as a surprise...

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