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Tide returning to power football?

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After leading a Bama rushing attack that ran over and through Southern Miss last week to the tune of 243 yards, Justin Smiley expressed what was on the minds of a lot of Tide fans. <br><br>"It was nice to get back to the football we played last year," Smiley said.

Justin Smiley was talking about a commitment to running the football. Last Saturday it was no secret that Alabama wanted to protect first-time starting quarterback Brandon Avalos, and the best way to do that was by emphasizing the rush game. Of course Bama wasn't fooling anybody, and the Golden Eagles responded by stacking the line of scrimmage with eight, nine and even ten men in the box. But... Recommended Stories