Iron Bowl 2010: Alabama’s defense vs. Cam

Alabama will win the 2010 Iron Bowl either on the field or in the record book as Auburn continues to play an ineligible quarterback. But while the NCAA probe continues into the Cam Newton recruiting scandal, attention turns to what will happen on the field in this year’s Alabama-Auburn game. Can the Alabama defense stop or contain Cam?

“He’s a great athlete,” Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said. “There’s no doubt about that. You have to do a great job of tackling. He’s a big guy, he’s got long arms, a good stiff-arm. He has really good change of direction and has deceptive speed.”

“You can’t just stop him. You’ve got to contain him,” Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus said. “We’ve got to keep him east and west. It’s pretty hard to do, but we’re going to try to do it and buckle down.” Below you will find more on the matchup between Alabama’s defense and Auburn’s offense.