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Nico Finds Comfort Zone On Defense

Nico Johnson

A word that would seem unlikely to fit for a player in a Nick Saban defense would be "comfortable." But Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson said that he is more comfortable. Well, "more comfortable than I used to be."

Nico Johnson, a 6-3, 245-pound inside linebacker from Andalusia, has seemed a good fit for the Alabama defense since arriving prior to the 2009 season. Johnson played in 12 games for the undefeated Crimson Tide in 2009, including starting three games for the national champions. Last year he played in every game and started six in Bama's 10-3 season. Last Saturday Bama had its first scrimmage of...

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