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Practice report: UA shakes up nickel defense in preparation for Mississippi

Derrick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports

Probably the biggest storyline to be featured this weekend in Alabama’s meeting with Mississippi is between quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Jordan Ta’amu. 

Both guys were highly-recruited and are very accurate in spreading passes around to multiple receivers. Defensively, the Tide and the Rebels have a lot to prove as conference play represents which schools will rise from the pack.

Head coach Nick Saban is aware of Ole Miss’ explosiveness on offense and hopes that Alabama’s defense can shut it down. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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