Alabama’s run defense has historically been the key to a national championship under Nick Saban, here’s why"> Alabama run defense must improve if it wants a national championship
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Alabama’s run defense has historically been the key to a national championship under Nick Saban, here’s why

Dylan Moses and Malachi Moore tackle Ole Miss RB, Jerrion Ealy
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Before it can think about winning a national championship, there are some improvements needed to be made on defense for Alabama.

Of the aspects to get fixed, the Crimson Tide’s defensive front has to man up and stop the rushing attack of opponents. Through three games, Alabama has displayed its worst run defense of the Nick Saban era.

After matchups with Missouri, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, the Tide has allowed 151 yards rushing per game.

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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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