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Avalos works at "gunner"

Shrugging off an early-afternoon downpour, the Tide squad was again hard at work Wednesday, preparing for their season opener that is now less than four weeks away.

(Above left) Brandon Avalos (left in yellow jersey) works with the "gunners" during special teams practice with Coach Charlie Harbison supervising. An excellent all-around athlete with very good speed, every time Avalos is spotted without a football in his hand, some "intrepid writer" assumes he's changing positions. Nothing of... Recommended Stories