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Left Guard Has Top Player Back

Chance Warmack

Most Alabama attention on the offensive line has been on the left tackle position, left vacant by the graduation of James Carpenter. Crimson Tide fans asked to name the four returning starters in the offensive line have no problem with three of them. William Vlachos and Barrett Jones are three-year starters, all-star candidates, and frequent team spokesmen. D.J. Fluker wears size 22 1/2 shoes.

So those are easy. That doesn't mean the fourth returning Alabama offensive line starter isn't at least as good as those three. Chance Warmack just doesn't have the reputation of the others. Alabama nose tackle Josh Chapman, who has gone up against his share of good offensive linemen in Crimson Tide practices and in games against opponents, thinks that Warmack is outstanding. "Chance Warmack is... Recommended Stories