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15th of November 2018

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All signs point to a dominant Alabama defensive unit

By Ben StansellSpecial to The Tuscaloosa News

Wednesday Sep 12, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Two games into the season, a clearer picture of Alabama’s defense is being formed. And while it’s still too early to reach a verdict, it looks as if Nick Saban has cultivated another potential top-10 defense. For once, that comes as somewhat of a surprise.

Even though Alabama has recruited well enough to keep its revolving door of elite defensive talent spinning, replacing nine defensive starters – including its entire starting secondary – had to result in some drop-off.

Or so it was thought.

After a dominant effort against Louisville in which it surrendered a mere 16 rushing yards, the Crimson Tide defense stifled Arkansas State’s passing attack in week two, holding Red Wolves quarterback Justice Hansen to just 140 yards and a 10.3 quarterback rating. The Saturday before, Hansen had thrown for 423 yards, albeit against a lower-level team.

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