Shut down the debate
Dee Milliner is a shutdown CB -- the proof is how opponents stay away
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban doesn't have a definition for a "shutdown cornerback." The term widely used by analysts is cliche to the head coach of the University of Alabama. It's an unfair assessment, he says, because every defender loses a battle at some point, without exception.
"Every corner I've ever coached, every corner I ever knew always got beat," Saban said. "They all got beat, every one of them. I've had some really good ones. The ones that are really good get beat less."
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