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Alabama’s OL surging in back-to-back games, sets physical tone in victory over Mocs

Gary Cosby Jr. - USA Today Sports

Alabama fans wondered if Eric Wolford was the right hire for the Crimson Tide’s offensive line, but this group has been surging in back-to-back weeks. 

Alabama did not allow a sack of Jalen Milroe versus Kentucky, and the Tide scored four rushing touchdowns.

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The Tide’s offensive front returned this week by allowing one sack versus Chattanooga. Nick Saban watched this group protect Milroe to complete 13 of 16 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns. He also witnessed the unit clear the way for 315 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 66-10 victory over the Mocs. Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams, Justice Haynes, and Richard Young all had at least one rushing touchdown. Jam Miller, a sophomore, posted 77 yards rushing on six carries. Alabama has gotten better each week on the offensive line since going to Jaeden Roberts, a sophomore, at left guard versus Texas A&M.

Coach Wolford has this offensive line playing with balance and confidence.

Seth McLaughlin has cleaned up the early season snapping issues, and everyone else around him is playing well. Alabama’s front must be the enforcer next week at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl versus Auburn. 

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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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