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Previewing Alabama football for SEC Media Days

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The star attraction will arrive in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday. 

Nick Saban and Alabama football will have the floor first, to open the third session of Southeastern Conference Media Days.

After falling short of its goal in 2018, Saban will be firm in answering questions to get the attention of his players. He is one national championship away from tying what legendary coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant did throughout his career at Alabama. 

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The trio of Tua Tagovailoa (quarterback), Jerry Jeudy (wide receiver) and Dylan Moses (linebacker) will accompany their head coach to the Hyatt-Regency/Wynfrey Hotel. 

All three juniors have been featured on at least one preseason award watch list and like their coach, they will attempt to try and finish the job in the job. For Tagovailoa, the key for him is protecting his body and becoming more efficient versus elite defenses and its play callers.  

Jeudy looks to build off a sensational sophomore campaign, which saw him win the Fred Biletnikoff Award and be named an All-American. He led the Crimson Tide in receiving with 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns on 68 catches.

Following some comments made from LSU safety, Grant Delpit, Jeudy will more focused on torching the SEC in the fall. 

Moses returns as the captain of a defense that expects to get back to playing physical. 

He led the group in tackles (86) in 2018 and had 10 stops for loss with 3.5 sacks; however, Alabama struggled versus Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson in the postseason.

The Tide appeared lost at times last year and Moses wants to prevent that from happening again. 

The players and Saban will be greeted with a “rockstar’s ” welcome as fans tend to congest the lobby area of the venue, upon Alabama’s arrival.

Touchdown Alabama Magazine will have its own trio covering the event, with yours truly, Patrick Dowd and Justin Smith on hand. 

Be sure to follow tdalabamamag.com, as we provide all coverage from media days.  

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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.

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