Is Cyrus Kouandijo Ready to Step into the Left Tackle Role and Shine?

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opening holes for Eddie Lacy will soon become a common sight.

Larry Burton, Syndicated Writer

walked the sidelines of the BCS Game and could only watch as his mates fought and won yet another national championship. Though he was walking without a noticeable limp, there was no way the staff was going to let Cyrus risk his health or to be exact, his knee and risk losing him for as well.

That was tough on Cyrus.

But with expecting to take the role of center, that leaves the slot open and can now step into the role that all Alabama knew he’d someday inherit as soon as he committed to the Tide.

The knee that was injured early last season against Tennessee. His injury wasn’t as serious as that sustained by his brother Arie, a player projected as the tackle of the future for and the staff feels that he’ll be 100% by fall.

He’s already participating in training and drills though he hasn’t had to be tested with full contact yet and may not be for a while longer.

recently told the AP that, “We thought (Kouandjio) was a starter last year. Obviously he’s a freshman, but he made tremendous progress. Obviously his injury set him back a little bit but he’s worked very hard and made a good¬†recovery. We think he can be a very, very good player.”

You can see him working out in drills HERE and seeing him back in shoulder pads is a welcome sight for members of the Alabama nation.

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