Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: Analyzing the Matchup

Posted by Jimmy Reno on August-12-2009 Add Comments

On Sep. 5, one of the most anticipated games of the 2009 college football season will pit No. 5 Alabama against No. 5 Virginia Tech on prime time television.  This article will examine some of the key match-ups in the game.


Matchup No. 1: The UA O-Line vs. the VATech D-Line

UA enters the 2009 season breaking in three new faces on the offensive line.  Juco transfer James Carpenter enrolled prior to spring training and enters fall camp with a solid grasp on the LT position vacated by former All-American Andre Smith.  Carpenter has impressed the staff with his abilities allowing heralded incoming freshman D.J. Fluker to get some looks at the RT position.

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