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So what are people talking about? I'm getting emails about Brad Lester. People want to know how much he'll play against Vanderbilt. I say he gets 12 carries for 72 yards and one touchdown. Remember that he's never before been a featured back. Well, never for more than one game. Tuberville wants to work Lester in slowly.
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I'm surprised by the relative lack of publicity generated by S Zac Etheridge. I know I'm partially responsible for that, but I've never received a single question about the kid. He's been the team's No. 2 defensive producer this season behind another underrated guy in CB Jerraud Powers. Talk all you want about the linemen and LB Tray Blackmon. A lot of those guys are good, too. Those top two defensive backs, though, are the ones playing the most dynamic roles: Pass defense and run defense.
Speaking of Blackmon, did you even notice him against Florida? I watched him a few times and he was getting caught up in the "garbage" along the defensive front. He didn't make many plays. I didn't think that ankle injury was all that bad. I was wrong. Blackmon at full speed is an excellent play-maker. He's just not there right now.
LT King Dunlap has played with more vigor during the past week or so. I think he'll get a chance to play during the next few weeks. Ryan Pugh is the starter and will stay there as long as he a.) keeps producing and b.) C Jason Bosley stays healthy. Big Snacks Berry is listed as the second-team C, but it's really Pugh.