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Elite OL trainer works with Alabama’s offensive line this offseason

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Chris Kapilovic, Alabama’s new offensive line coach, looks to have the Crimson Tide dominant up front in the fall.

After allowing 44 sacks of Jalen Milroe in 2023, the Tide’s offensive unit has been training with an elite coach this offseason.

RELATED: Does Jalen Milroe become Alabama’s second Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback?

Duane “Duke” Manyweather, one of the best trainers for offensive linemen, scouts linemen and develops them.

He assisted 18 offensive linemen to be selected in the recent NFL Draft, including Amarius Mims of Georgia. Manyweather focuses on technique, strength, power, footwork, and agility for linemen. He spent a session with Tyler Booker, Kadyn Proctor, and Wilkin Formby last week and was impressed with them. Manyweather said on X that “Bama’s future if bright with these young men! Right mindset and massive!” Alabama fans hope this leads to the Tide imposing its will up front consistently.

The last dominant line for Alabama was 2020 with Landon Dickerson at center. Alabama was able to do whatever it wanted offensively, capturing a Southeastern Conference Championship and College Football Playoff National Championship.

We will see how this group performs in the fall.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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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