Foster continues change in philosophy 

December, 21, 2012
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The University of Alabama is known for its smashmouth, power football. It’s what has helped them win two national championships in the past three years.

This season has been different, though. The Crimson Tide are playing for another title, but the offensive philosophy has changed. New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier took the reins off quarterback AJ McCarron, and playmakers began to emerge at the wide receiver position, namely freshman Amari Cooper.

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Brad Bournival/ESPN.comWith the addition of Robert Foster, Alabama brings in another young playmaker to its receiving corps.
The change has also had an impact on recruiting. Friday was a prime example of that as Alabama went in and stole ESPN 150 wide receiver Robert Foster (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley) away from Pittsburgh, the hometown school.

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