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September, 14, 2012

Barrett JonesKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesBarrett Jones moved from left tackle to center for Alabama this season.
"Look at those dudes," Doug Marrone said. "They are big and they are ugly. But they need to be bigger and uglier. Like I was. I'm not as big as I used to be. But I am still ugly."

That was August 2011 when Marrone, former Syracuse Orange offensive lineman-turned-head coach, chatted with me at fall practice as members of the Orange O-line emerged from the athletics building.