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Impactful players for Southern Mississippi ahead of Alabama game

Frank Gore Jr. (#21) runs with the ball for Southern Mississippi in 2020
Photo of Southern Mississippi RB Frank Gore Jr. (#21) comes via Southern Mississippi Athletics.

Alabama returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday to fix some things before taking on Ole Miss.

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will host Southern Mississippi. According to Saban, the Golden Eagles have a good defense, and their offense will execute the option as Florida did. After dealing with a lack of intensity for three weeks, the 69-year-old now has the attention of his players. Will Anderson Jr., a sophomore linebacker, spoke on Monday about how Alabama’s defense needs to pick up its energy. Lane Kiffin and the Rebels arrive next week; however, the Tide needs this game to fine-tune different aspects.

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Southern Mississippi enters with a 1-2 record.

It lost to Troy last week, but it scored 37 points in a win over Grambling.  Coach Saban will use this game to pick up the discipline of the Tide. As we preview Southern Miss., yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine has its impactful players listed below.

Frank Gore Jr., RB

Frank Gore Sr. was a BCS National Champion (2001) with the Miami Hurricanes, who played 16 seasons in the National Football League. He is heading for the Pro Football Hall of Fame while his son will face Alabama this weekend.

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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.

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