...TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — For all the attention given to a certain debut on the offensive side, there were a few important first starts on Alabama's defense Saturday.
The most notable debuts came in the middle of the Alabama's second level. Former top recruits Reggie Ragland and Reuben Foster occupied the two inside linebacker jobs in the 33-23 win over West Virginia.
The one-game suspension of Trey DePreist was felt within the position charged with directing the defense and calling plays.
"We didn't play very at linebacker," coach Nick Saban said Monday. "We had too many miscommunications, too many...