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Pregame notes for Alabama-Miami: New look in Tide’s offensive line, secondary

Darrian Dalcourt at center for Alabama on the O-Line during fall camp
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

We have returned to having capacity crowds in stadiums.

College football is back, and week one starts with Alabama versus Miami. The matchup will start at 3:36 p.m., as both programs inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium are ranked in the top-15. Alabama begins its journey of defending its title as national champions, while the Hurricanes are focused on showing the “U” is back.

Before kickoff, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine has pregame notes for Alabama.

Pregame notes for Alabama in season opener

-Darrian Dalcourt, a junior, was seen snapping Bryce Young the football in warmups.

-Nick Saban spoke to reporters about the competition at the center position between him and Chris Owens.

-Both will play, but Dalcourt was getting first-team snaps.

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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 “watch” 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 15 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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