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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: Analyzing the Matchup

Article By on 12th August, 2009

... the 2009 college football season will pit No. 5 Alabama against No. 5 Virginia Tech on prime time television.  This article will examine some of the key match-ups in the game.


Matchup No. 1: The UA O-Line vs. the VATech D-Line

UA enters the 2009 season breaking in three new faces on the offensive line.  Juco transfer James Carpenter enrolled prior to spring training and enters fall camp with a solid grasp on the LT position vacated by former All-American Andre Smith.  Carpenter has impressed the staff with his abilities allowing heralded incoming freshman D.J. Fluker to get some looks at the RT position.

The strongest player on the Tide team, Junior William Vlachos, stepped into the...

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