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Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — GBMWolverine Preview of Alabama’s Offense


Posted at 5:00am — 8/28/2012

Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — GBMWolverine Preview of Alabama’s Offense

When the average college football fan is asked to describe Alabama the typical perceptions/comments mention talent, tough defense, bruising running backs, and first round draft picks. Sometimes the Alabama offense is taken for granted and falsely accused of being very average.

The Crimson Tide graduated a ton of talent led by arguably the best offensive talent in the country. Trent Richardson was every coach’s dream of a bruiser.

Nick Saban has built a machine at Bama: a team that does not rebuild but reloads. Quarterback A.J. McCarren and running back Eddie Lacy will lead the Tide. The strength of the offense will be a magnificent offensive line.

In GBMWolverine’s opinion this unit is the best in the country. It is led by D.J. Fluker, who many consider to be the best in the country, and guard Chance Warmack. This group can takeover a game by themselves. It is no secret that the Alabama line will provide a huge challenge for UM’s inexperienced fronts four.

We look for Bama to test UM’s front 4 and 7 early and often, and who wins this battle will have a leg up in controlling and winning the game.

Like all successful power running teams, Alabama hopes to be successful enough in the base run game that the defense must adjust, gamble, load the box and become vulnerable to that play action game. This part of the offense is among the best in college football.

Some are skeptical about Alabama’s straight drop back passing game. But McCarren and his talented athletes on the receiving end have plenty of talent to hurt a defense.

The challenge is great but so is the opportunity.

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