February 2, 2006

Five questions for the defense in the offseason

After seeing his unit rank among the nation's very best defenses in each of the last two seasons, Alabama defensive coordinator Joe Kines will be looking to answer several questions when spring drills begin on Feb. 24. Due in large part to the play of seven senior starters, the Tide ranked second in the nation in total defense in 2005. That's the good news. The bad news is Alabama will be featuring seven new starters in 2006.....

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