Five story lines: Alabama Crimson Tide 

September, 6, 2012
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In advance of Saturday's game between No. 1 Alabama and Western Kentucky, let's look at five key storylines for the Crimson Tide.

1. Running game rotation: With health still a lingering issue for starting running back Eddie Lacy, do the Tide use him against WKU or have him rest for next week's game against Arkansas? If he doesn't go, how many carries does T.J. Yeldon get in a starting role?

2. Defending the big play: Michigan showed that the Alabama defense could be susceptible to the big play in Texas. Cleaning up those mistakes in time for an Arkansas will be key for a young secondary.

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