Spring preview: Linebackers
March, 22, 2012
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
Alex Scarborough/ESPN.comAdrian Hubbard (42) is one of many Tide linebackers who might step up in 2012.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Like nearly every unit on the defense, the linebackers are going to look very different than in years past. Defensive stalwarts Dont’a Hightower and Courtney Upshaw are gone, off to lives as probable first-round draft picks.
With their departure, Alabama is left with a crater in talent and leadership. All three of the top tacklers on the best defense in college football last year will play on Sundays this fall.
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