Outland Trophy winner Barrett Jones says he’ll return

TideSports.com contributor and Tuscaloosa News sports editor Cecil Hurt is reporting via Twitter that Alabama’s anchor on this year’s offensive line, Barrett Jones, will return for his senior season in 2012.

Jones won the 2011 Outland Trophy awarded to the nation’s top interior lineman, and will be joined by returners Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker. With that core, and the development of Cyrus Kouandjio, Arie Kouandjio and Isaac Luatua (among others), ‘Bama’s run game should be nasty again in their 2012 campaign.

Good news for the Tide’s next national championship campaign.

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