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Former Alabama DL offers to teach ‘real Bama defense’ to the team

Nick Gentry kissing 2011 BCS National Championship trophy for Alabama after victory over LSU
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An Alabama football alum wants to help this Crimson Tide defense.

Nick Gentry, a native of Prattville, Ala., was a two-time BCS National Champion for the Tide. He was an undersized defensive lineman, but Gentry played with a non-stop motor. He was highly impactful for Alabama in its 2011 national championship season, totaling 23 tackles, six tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and four quarterback hurries. Gentry assisted the Tide to a dominant showing against Louisiana State University in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game. He helped shut down LSU’s offense, allowing it to cross midfield once in a 21-0 victory. Coach Nick Saban may want to take Gentry up on his offer, especially after Alabama’s defense failed to get pressure on Hendon Hooker of Tennessee. Gentry wants to teach ‘real Bama defense’ to the team.

It is time to see some alums return to Tuscaloosa and show these athletes what it means to buy into the Alabama culture.

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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

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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