Scout's take: Williams, Cooper, Black 

August, 13, 2012
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As kickoff inches closer and the roster comes into full view, we here at TideNation will reach out to our national group of scouts for their take on some of the issues facing the University of Alabama. Today we spoke with National Recruiting Director and College Football Analyst Tom Luginbill.

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ESPNAlabama freshman safety Eddie Williams is finally settling in on one position.
Alex Scarborough: Eddie Williams has great raw skills at 6-foot-3, 204 pounds. Given his move from wide receiver to safety, what are some positives and negatives to him playing on the defensive side of the ball?

Tom Luginbill: I don't see negatives. If there was a negative, it would be that he played so many positions in high school that he hasn't settled in and truly learned the nuances of one individual position. That's where the learning curve comes. This will be the first time he's settled in playing a position and doing it full time, not of playing quarterback on offense and then splitting time on defense or splitting time at receiver. That, on its own accord, is going to rapidly accelerate his development.
It's important to continue to improve
Saban praised his team for improved tackling this week against Southern Miss.
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