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ILB McClain of Alabama

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    I got to sneek a peek of Alabama and they have a sophomore ILB McClain 6'4" and around 235 - 240 lbs. playing ILB down there and he looks like the real deal.
    Appears to run good, hits like a hammer and looks like a workaholic. Some false steps (he's young) and coverage is spotty but he looks like a future beast.
    I hope BB and Saban have patched things up.

    Also Alabama has a true freshamn WR Julio Jones. Wow! although I do not usually pay attention to freshman, he looks like, he could be special.

    In closing LOT Andre Smith. Great feet, impressive size, excellent pass blocker. JAG in the running game. A leaner who only gets movement if the defensive player is smaller and/or weaker.
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    One thing with ILB in our scheme is that they have to be good in coverage. I have mental images of Junior Seau running downfield with a releasing TE. What made Bruschi more effective and versatile than TJ, in their heyday, was the fact that he could step forward into a hole, or back into space, and be effective. It's one thing that Mayo has that makes him look so promising for us.
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    Belichick was a guest speaker at Saban's coaching clinic this year.
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    I like him much better than McCain of Arizona
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