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    Spring Football Preview: Alabama

    ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

    2011 SEC Football Schedule
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    Tony Barnhart's SEC Western Division Preview
    2010 Alabama SEC Football Stats
    Download Alabama's 2010 Football Games

    QUICK FACTS
    Founded: April 12, 1831
    Enrollment: 30,232
    President: Dr. Robert E. Witt (Bates College, ’62)
    Director of Athletics: Mal Moore (Alabama, ’63)
    Institutional / Athletics Website: www.ua.edu / www.rolltide.com
    Stadium: Bryant-Denny (101,821)

    HISTORY
    First Year of Football: 1892
    Years Playing Football / Games Played: 116 / 1,173
    All-Time Overall Record: 802-319-43 (.701)
    All-Time Bowl Record: 32-22-3 (.588)

    COACHING STAFF
    Head Coach: Nick Saban
         Alma Mater (Year): Kent State (1973)
         Record at School /Years: 38-11 (.776) (4 years)
    Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater/Year/Responsibilities):
         Burton Burns (Nebraska/1976/Associate Head Coach/Running Backs)
         Jim McElwain (Eastern Washington/1984/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
         Kirby Smart (Georgia/1999/Defensive Coordinator)
         Jeff Stoutland (Southern Connecticut State/1984/Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line)
         Mike Groh (Virginia/1995/Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator)
         Jeremy Pruitt (West Alabama/2001/Secondary)
         Sal Sunseri (Pittsburgh/1981/Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers)
         Bobby Williams (Purdue/1982/Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator)
         Chris Rumph (South Carolina/1994/Defensive Line)
        
    TEAM INFORMATION
    Basic Offense: Pro-Style
    Basic Defense: 3-4
    Letterwinners Returning: 53
         Offense: 23
         Defense: 26
         Specialists: 4
    Letterwinners Lost: 13
         Offense: 8
         Defense: 5
         Specialists: 0

    *Starters Returning:    18 (7offense/9 defense/2 specialists)
    Offense:       
    LG Chance Warmack (6-3, 320, Jr.)
    C William Vlachos (6-1, 294, Sr.)
    RG Barrett Jones (6-5, 311, Jr.)
    RT D.J. Fluker (6-6, 335, So.)
    TE Michael Williams (6-6, 269, Jr.)
    WR Marquis Maze (5-10, 180, Sr.)
    WR Darius Hanks (6-0, 185, Sr.)
       
    Defense:       
    DE Damion Square (6-3, 285, Jr.)
    NT Josh Chapman (6-1, 310, Sr.)
    LB Dont’a Hightower (6-4, 260, Jr.)
    LB Nico Johnson (6-3, 245, Jr.)
    LB Courtney Upshaw (6-2, 265, Sr.)
    CB Dre Kirkpatrick (6-3, 192, Jr.)
    SAF Mark Barron (6-2, 218, Sr.)
    SAF Robert Lester (6-2, 210, Jr.)
    CB DeMarcus Milliner (6-1, 196, So.)

    Specialists:       
    P Cody Mandell (6-4, 201, So.)
    PK Jeremy Shelley (5-10, 165, Jr.)
    PK Cade Foster (6-1, 221, So.)

    Starters Lost:        7 (5 offense / 2 defense)
    Offense:       
    LT James Carpenter (6-5, 300, Sr.)
    QB Greg McElroy (6-3, 225, Sr.)
    RB Mark Ingram (5-10, 215, Jr.)
    WR Julio Jones (6-4, 222, Jr.)
        
    Defense:       
    DE Marcell Dareus (6-4, 306, Jr.)
    LB Chavis Williams (6-4, 240, Sr.)

    *-Specialists include kickers and punters only

    Returning 2010 Post-Season Honorees (Position/Name/2010)
    •    SAF Mark Barron (2nd-Team AP and SI.com All-American; 1st-team FWAA All-American; 1st-team AP & SEC Coaches All-SEC)
    •    OL Barrett Jones (3rd-Team AP All-American; 1st-team AP All-SEC; 2nd-team SEC Coaches All-SEC)
    •    DB Robert Lester (2nd-Team Walter Camp All-American; 2nd-team AP & SEC Coaches All-SEC)
    •    LB C.J. Mosley (1st-team Rivals.com & FWAA Freshman All-American; 1st-team SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC)
    •    OL D.J. Fluker (2nd-team Rivals.com Freshman All-American; 1st-team SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC)
    •    LB Dont’a Hightower (2nd-team AP & SEC Coaches All-SEC Team)
    •    OL William Vlachos (Honorable mention AP All-SEC)
    •    RB/RS Trent Richardson (2nd-team SEC Coaches All-SEC)
    •    DB Dre Kirkpatrick (2nd-team SEC Coaches All-SEC)
    •    DB DeMarcus Milliner (1st-team SEC Coaches Freshman All-SEC)