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Malachi Moore reveals Alabama’s defensive mantra

Alabama DB Malachi Moore (#13) earns Dixie Howell Memorial Award for being MVP of spring game.
Photo comes via John Ivory of Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Alabama fans may have a defense to be proud of for the first time since 2017.

Kevin Steele, the Crimson Tide’s new defensive coordinator, had supporters noticing the new energy and attitude his group played with during A-Day. Tide fans saw players flying to the ball, making crisp tackles, pressuring quarterbacks, dropping running backs behind the line of scrimmage, and forcing turnovers. Both defenses — Crimson and White — played with confidence, discipline, and controlled aggression. Malachi Moore, a senior defensive back, earned the Dixie Howell Memorial Award for Most Valuable Player. He guided the Crimson defense with nine total tackles, including three for loss and three sacks.

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He also posted a pass breakup and a quarterback pressure. Moore’s efforts helped Crimson to a 30-21 victory over White and a steak dinner. He enjoyed his steak, but Moore is overjoyed about the defensive mantra Alabama has. 

Moore unveiled on Twitter what Steele is teaching the group. 

If all the pieces are in a position to be successful, this will be a scary Alabama defense.

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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 10+ 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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