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Dial Was Pleasant A-Day Surprise

Preston Dial

Although Alabama lost both starting tight ends from 2008, and despite the fact that Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban frequently uses two or three tight ends at a time, there didn't seem to be much concern about the position among those following Bama's spring practice this year.

Alabama ended spring training with the A-Day Game last Saturday, and at least one tight end candidate appeared to have helped himself. Preston Dial, a 6-3, 250-pound upcoming junior from Mobile, was one of the top receivers in the game. Last season Alabama often started two tight ends, Nick Walker and Travis McCall. In addition to sometimes using two tight ends on the line of scrimmage, the... Recommended Stories