Alabama offensive line's maturation key to matchup with Texas A&M

Wednesday September 11th, 2013
Center Ryan Kelly (70) is one of three new starters on the Crimson Tide's offensive line in 2013.
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Last season, the Crimson Tide's line featured three All-Americas: center Barrett Jones, tackle D.J. Fluker, and guard Chance Warmack. That talented group was the engine that powered Alabama to its third national title in four years. To stay atop the summit of the sport -- and to win the most anticipated game of the 2013 college football season -- the Tide's young front wall will need to grow up. Fast.

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