Just over two weeks before the opening game, Alabama Coach Nick Saban had a situation he would…
Green Has Made Big Decisions
Alabama's 12-2 season in 2008, according to Coach Nick Saban, was due, in part, to outstanding leadership from the players. There were two captains on offense, quarterback John Parker Wilson and center Antoine Caldwell. There was one captain on defense, Rashad Johnson. Longtime observers of Bama football think Johnson is among the finest leaders ever for the Crimson Tide. He was also an All-America caliber player. Naturally, there is interest in who fills Johnson's shoes. Alabama uses two safeties. Last year Johnson was the free (or weak) safety and Justin Woodall the strong safety. Woodall, an upcoming senior, would seem to be one of the two who will start this year, but Saban has said only that there are three men leading for the two positions. One is Woodall. The others are Mark Barron and Robby Green. (Additionally, Saban has not ruled out the possibilities of Ali Sharrief and Tyrone King, although indications are they are more likely to participate in nickel and dime—five-man...
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