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Johnson Has High Goals For Defense

It is understandable that for an Alabama football player the defensive standard of excellence would be the 2009 team. It was a great defense, a primary reason the Crimson Tide was able to defeat 10 bowl teams en route to a 14-0 record and the national championship.

Alabama weakside linebacker Nico Johnson is giving high praise, indeed, then when he says that he thinks the 2011 edition of the Bama defense can be as god as the 2009 Crimson Tide. "We can be great," Johnson said. "I think we could be better than the '09 defense. We still have a lot of work to do, but I seriously think that." Johnson is an example of the potential of the defense. The 6-3, 24...

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