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Alabama's Weapon: Alabama's entire secondary
Hardcore Alabama fans think that the 2012 Iron Bowl will be a walk in the park, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It will be a hard-fought contest, and Alabama's secondary will decide the game.
First, the Tigers will have a much-improved passing game that will be led by either veteran quarterback Clint Moseley (who was underrated in 2011) or Kiehl Frazier, a guy who can run and gun with the best of them.
The Tigers have a possible All-American receiver in Emory Blake, and it will be the secondary's job to make sure he can't produce.
However, the Tide's main job will be stopping the Tigers' running backs.
Auburn has one of the fastest and most elusive running back squads in the nation, led by veteran back Onterio McCalebb. The Tigers will ruthlessly test the Tide's ability to defend the perimeter, and more often than not, it will be up to the secondary to immediately sniff out run plays and put a stop to them.