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Charles Hoke has good receiving skills

What a difference a few months makes. Charles Hoke is not the same young man he was when he signed with Alabama last February and he is not where he was expected to be on the depth chart as Alabama prepares to open the 2005 season.

Charles Hoke was an outstanding wide receiver at Briarwood Christian in Birmingham. It was Alabama's belief that the 6-7, 230-pounder could eventually get up to tight end size. And there wasn't any hurry. Fortunately, Hoke moved the size project ahead of schedule. It's a good thing, because injuries have taken their toll in the Crimson Tide tight end corps. Between the time Hoke finished his...

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