Blocking Damontre Moore

There is never an off week in the Southeastern Conference. Just ask Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio.

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Just seven days after rising to the tall task of containing LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery, Kouandjio had to help D.J. Fluker combat Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, who has reinvented himself in the offseason to the point where he was able to chase a Mississippi State wide receiver from behind. As a 6-foot-4, 250 pound defensive lineman.

Kouandjio came away impressed with Moore for the few times they met, as Moore spent most of his time rushing against Fluker.

“He’s a good, intense player,” Kouandjio said. “He’s fundamentally sound.”

The speed that Moore found over the offseason may present a difficult challenge for most offensive linemen, but Kouandjio has a grasp of it.

“At times it can be challenging,” Kouandjio said. “But, you know, if your technique’s sound, good things should happen. You know, you shouldn’t have any problems.”

For more from Kouandjio, you can see video of the rest of his interview by clicking here.

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