The winding road

Several Alabama stars had to go the juco route before starring for the Tide

Updated: October 4, 2012, 2:09 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Their road begins with disappointment. If they're lucky, it ends with a fresh start and a chance at a promising future.

Terrence Cody remembers the day he learned he wouldn't be going to a Division-I college. The nearly 400-pound defensive tackle's heart sunk as his high school coach relayed the news.

Football wasn't the problem. School was. After sitting out two years to improve his grades, he hadn't done enough. Scholarship papers with the likes of South Carolina, ...

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