As we continue to roll out the off-season college football podcast series, it only seemed appropriate that at some point, we touched on the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama has turned into a college football super-power under Nick Saban, and- as you probably heard- just finished their second title run in three years. The big question now is, what’s next for the elite program in the sport?
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- With late-breaking news that Alabama has picked up a commitment from one of the top high school quarterback prospects in the country, we start by discussing Nick Saban’s recruiting prowess, and why- beyond the wins- he’s so effective at getting the best players in the country to come play for him. It really does seem like at this point players aren’t picking Alabama, but instead Alabama is picking players, and Alex explains why that is.
- We discuss a little bit about the 2011 title run and what to expect heading into 2012. After the slightly disappointing 2010 season, does this group have a better understanding of what it takes to “defend” a title?
- Alex shares insight into new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, and why teh system won't change under Nussmeier, but some of the roles and responsibilities of players might.
- Alex discusses the running back position, and especially the role that true freshman T.J. Yeldon might play. After tearing up A-Day this spring, is he ready to take on a big role? Or was his performance simply an abberation?
- We move over to a discussion on the defense. Alabama always has elite players and elite talent, but this year, that talent will be young. How do they adjust? And who are some big names to know? Does this group have better leadership than the 2010 team did?
- Given all that Alabama lost, what are realistic expectations for the 2012 season? Also, why Alex is confident that Alabama can beat Michigan in Week 1 in Dallas.
Plus, much, much more…
Folks, when it comes to discussing college football in the off-season, it only seemed appropriate that we make a pit-stop in Tuscaloosa. And no one is more informed on the inner workings of the program, and has better insight than Tide Nation’s Alex Scarborough. If you’re an Alabama fan, or just a fan of college football fan in general, this is one you don’t want to miss.
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