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Jones Says Tide Has Work Cut Out

Barrett Jones

It may be hard to believe, but even as Alabama continues as the nation's number one college football team, some Crimson Tide fans are grumbling. Barrett Jones has heard the complaints. Never mind that Alabama is averaging over 214 yards per game rushing, some Tide fans don't like where the rushing is done: up the middle.

"That's always funny to me," said Alabama center Barrett Jones. "Fans say, ‘They keep running the ball up the middle.' I want to tell them, ‘Well, first of all there are about 20 different plays that go up the middle. It's not just the same play. They don't call, "Hey guys, up the middle on one."' "It may not be exciting, but it's worked well for us. I think really good teams in Alabama history... Recommended Stories