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Alabama's big fellas may be too big

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08:25 AM ET 04.05 | The Crimson Tide won't suffer from a possibly unprecedented lack of size on the offensive line. [Nick Saban] was asked Wednesday if that could be a negative. "We have good size on the offensive line, but I think we're very athletic in the offensive line," Saban said. Left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio is listed at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds. Left guard Chance Warmack is listed at 6-3, 320. Center Barrett Jones is listed at 6-5, 302. Right guard Anthony Steen is listed at 6-3, 303. Right tackle D.J. Fluker is listed at 6-6, 335. ... Saban's conclusion: "Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be athletic, and just because you're little doesn't mean you are. I would rather have big, athletic guys."

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April 5, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Well he should definitely know about being little

And short too ...

April 5, 2012  08:54 AM ET

What my.......

never mind

Got. To. Keep. It. Clean.

April 5, 2012  08:58 AM ET

"I would rather have big, athletic guys."

Duh! Which coach wants small clumsy guys?

April 5, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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And short too ...


x

April 5, 2012  09:04 AM ET

DAMN!!! Getting tired of this weather...another freaking Severe Weather Warning/Watch.

April 5, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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DAMN!!! Getting tired of this weather...another freaking Severe Weather Warning/Watch.

Move to Lovington, NM.

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April 5, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Move to Lovington, NM.

Nice beach....not much wave action on the water tho..

April 5, 2012  09:08 AM ET

They pass the "I look at them and they don't look like big fat slobs" test. All of them look in decent shape.

April 5, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Also, his response was a typical Coach Saban response to a dumb question. "You have big guys playing OL! Is that a negative?"

April 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Jabba the Weis prefers them. Easier to digest............... Brokeback Mountaineer and Jabba the Weis jokes still aren't as much fun as Aggie jokes. I'm really gonna miss having the College Station sheep molesters to ridicule. Y'all better hope I don't fill the gap with illustrated wisecracks about the morbid obesity rate (98.7%, I think) in Stillwater.

Please, no Stillwater obesity pics JRM.

:::on knees begging:::

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April 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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Also, his response was a typical Coach Saban response to a dumb question. "You have big guys playing OL! Is that a negative?"

Kind of like the reporter that asked Doug Williams at the Super Bowl when Redskins played....

"How long have you been a black quarterback?"

April 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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not much wave action on the water tho..

Get one of those Bama O-Lineman to jump in one of the stock tanks.

April 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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DAMN!!! Getting tired of this weather...another freaking Severe Weather Warning/Watch.

OK...now the thunder is making the house shake....maybe I should look at moving to Lovington....

April 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Get one of those Bama O-Lineman to jump in one of the stock tanks.

LOL....drank a lot of water from those things....

::back before we knew better(?)::

April 5, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Also, his response was a typical Coach Saban response to a dumb question. "You have big guys playing OL! Is that a negative?"

Totally agree.


Geez, sometimes when you watch these press conferences with the coaches and hear what some of these dumbazsz hacks ask, you just want the coach to bust out laughing and then say "WTFjj were you thinking when you decided to ask that?"

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