Making the grade: Special teams 

October, 5, 2012
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Christion JonesJohn David Mercer/US PresswireChristion Jones' kickoff return touchdown against Mississippi was another example of the resurgence Alabama has seen in its special teams thus far.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- With Alabama on the bye week, it's time to take a breather and examine how well the Crimson Tide have played through the first five games of the season. Their record and ranking are both perfect, but there's still room for improvement.

Today, TideNation will grade the defense and special teams. Yesterday we tackled the offense.

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