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Tight Ends Come Up Big For Tide

Brad Smelley

Think about Alabama offense and Trent Richardson pounding between the tackles is the image that comes to mind. The Crimson Tide has two tight ends in its line-up, an on-the-line tight end and an H-back. They are considered by most to be blockers for Richardson.

But a funny thing has happened in the Alabama offense this year. The Crimson Tide is passing the ball to its H-back, Brad Smelley, and its tight end, Michael Williams. In fact, in Bama's 38-10 romp over Florida in Gainesville last Saturday, quarterback A.J. McCarron started the Alabama offense with a pass to Williams. Two plays later, on another first down play, McCarron... Recommended Stories