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Mack Wilson (No. 30) and Dylan Moses will more than likely be Alabama's starters at inside linebacker.

Alabama football: Mack Wilson, Dylan Moses take on big roles, search for consistency

Matt Speakman

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Inside linebackers step up

Most of Alabama’s defense will be young. It will be full of athleticism but will feature many players with very little game experience. Linebackers Mack Wilson and Dylan Moses will most likely pair up in the middle at the two inside linebacker spots. Those two players saw significant action in 2017 with the slew of injuries Alabama experienced. Wilson and Moses were both 5-star recruits. They could end up being Alabama’s best inside linebacking duo in a while, but right now, Alabama coach Nick Saban is searching for consistency from Moses and Wilson.

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In other headlines …

Alabama continues to deal with quarterback battle

It’s no secret that all eyes have been on the quarterback battle leading up to the spring. Jalen Hurts led the team to the national championship, while Tua Tagovailoa won the game. Right now, the battle is already splitting the fan base. You’re either a fan of Tagovailoa or a fan of Hurts. Alabama is trying to keep that split from entering the locker room. It’s one of the biggest challenges that Saban will face before the 2018 season.

Minkah Fitzpatrick details kidney injury

One of the NFL draft’s top prospects, former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, appeared on the Paul Finebaum Show on Thursday. During his interview, Fitzpatrick discussed the kidney injury he sustained during the Clemson game. He dealt with a lot of pain leading up to the national championship. In a candid interview, Fitzpatrick revealed that he was very close to not playing against Georgia.

Reuben Foster appears in court

Police arrested former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster on domestic violence charges. Now, it looks like those will be felony domestic violence charges, which means Foster could face more than 11 years in prison. Foster appeared in court on Thursday. The San Francisco 49ers, Foster’s current team, released a statement on Foster’s situation.

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