August 11, 2006

Special teams benefit from depth

One of the hidden damages of low scholarship numbers is special teams. With fewer scholarship players, there is less competition and fewer talented players available to play kick and punt coverage.

Special teams coach Dave Ungerer believes that playing with a full compliment will benefit the Tide's kick coverage greatly as well as the players who will get a shot at some early playing time there.

"We're trying to find out the guys that can cover and play on the interior units," Ungerer said.

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