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Special teams stepping up

After being an eyesore last season, UA's specialists showing improvement

Updated: October 3, 2012, 10:37 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Confidence, they say, is infectious.

That's certainly the case for the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide's special teams. A boost in morale has spread from head to toe for Alabama's specialists. Watching each field goal split the uprights and every kickoff sail into the end zone has done wonders to improve the body language of a unit that looked like the walking dead last season.

Now, when Cade Foster kicks, he does so with authority. He sets his feet, takes one step, plants ...

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