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Carpenter Fills Massive Gap

James Carpenter

Greg McElroy has a new best friend. Any quarterback can tell you that his best friend is the offensive left tackle. McElroy is Alabama's quarterback this year, and James Carpenter has joined the team as the starting left tackle.

Alabama left some big shoes to fill. Greg McElroy has taken over at quarterback for John Parker Wilson, the all-time Crimson Tide leader in virtually every passing statistic. James Carpenter has moved into the left tackle spot that was manned last year by Andre Smith, winner of the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman. For the second consecutive week, the Alabama coaching staff... Recommended Stories