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Lorenzo Washington thinks he's improving

It would seem to make sense that if a football player uses a certain technique with success, he should keep doing it the same way. Nope, said Alabama defensive tackle Lorenzo Washington. Last Saturday he made a mistake on his assignment, but luckily made a big play, stopping Vanderbilt short on a third-and-one play.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban had talked about the defensive middle front having been a little soft in the Crimson Tide's season-opening 52-6 victory over Western Carolina. Following Bama's 24-10 win over Vanderbilt last Saturday, Saban indicated he had seen improvement. When defensive tackle Lorenzo Washington was reminded of his big play in that win over Vandy, he confessed. "I busted the...

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