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Ryan Kelly: The ‘heart and soul’ of the Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama center Ryan Kelly points out coverage during an Alabama home game.

Editor’s note: The following story first appeared on the Sports Capital Journalism Website on Jan. 10, 2016. In light of the Indianapolis Colts selecting Ryan Kelly with their 2016 first-round pick, the story has been reposted.  

By Zach Wagner | @zachwagner

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Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson excels as lineman, leader, businessman

Alabama junior defensive lineman A’’Shawn Robinson (86) tries to pull in an interception against Mississippi State on Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo | Butch Dill)

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS — The stern, bearded face, coupled with an intimidating presence, epitomizes the idea of an Alabama defensive lineman. At […]

For Alabama, finishing starts with defense

By Jessica Wimsatt | @Jessica_Wimsatt

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS — On the first day of 2015, Alabama lost a chance to play for the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship when the Crimson Tide lost to Ohio State. At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, 364 days later, the Tide will have that same chance.

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