Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Saban on Tide's evolving offense

Saban pleased with Tide's evolving offense
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Alabama has won two of the past three BCS national championships, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said his team’s offense has yet to become the kind of attack he wants it to be.

Last season, when the Crimson Tide went 12-1 and defeated LSU 21-0 in the Jan. 9 Allstate BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, it ranked 69th nationally in passing (215.1 yards per game) and 31st in total offense (429.6 yards).

“We’ve never been quite the style of offense I’ve wanted to be here,” Saban said. “We’ve always had such good backs, and our offensive line has been pretty good. It’s hard not to feed those guys the ball. When I was at LSU, we were a lot more explosive with our quarterbacks and wide receivers. We need to continue to develop that balance.”
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Despite losing a host of starters on the defense to graduation and the NFL draft, the Alabama defense is still going to be a ferocious, physical and lethal unit. But for the first time since Saban took over the reins in 2007, Alabama will field an offensive unit sick with talent. Add what could be the best offensive line in the country and a quarterback who looks better with ever snap, and the 2012 season could be another special one for the Bama Nation.