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November 28, 2013

Beat Writer Breakdown, Day 4: Ryan Black and Marq Burnett talk special teams

Editor's note: Each week, the War Eagle Extra blog normally has five questions with the beat writer of Auburn's opponent. This week isn't any different; the only thing that has changed is the format. Instead of running all five questions in one post on Thursday evening, Alabama beat writer Marq Burnett (who works for The Anniston Star in Anniston, Ala.) and Auburn beat writer Ryan Black will tackle one question each day, beginning Monday and running through Saturday, when each will give their prediction on this year's Iron Bowl. Check back each afternoon as we look at a different aspect of the matchup. Today looks at the special teams units for both teams and what role they may play in the game's outcome.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.