5. You get your traditional QB under center again.
Blake Sims was fabulous a season ago, playing in somewhat of a revised spread, west coast scheme. He excelled out of the pocket and made plenty of plays with his legs. But you’re not okay with that, even when it works.
Though your team, because of wise adjustments by your offensive coordinator who you probably don’t even give the consideration of using his first name–so neither will we (we don’t want to offend you)–played a much quicker tempo in 2014.
But he is gone, off to the NFL or perhaps CFL or Arena League, or worst-case scenario to make a position switch in any one of those leagues. In his place will be Jacob Coker, a more traditional statute to place back in the pocket, to hand the ball off and only throw off play-action, just like you like it.
4. This little publicity stunt will help a bit.
As Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk noted here about Saban’s comments, it’s a ploy the coach has used before. And it’s worked before. It will work again because the Alabama coach is basically the devil in disguise.
He’s sold his soul to the evil being, and has thus been granted any worldly power he wishes. This includes magical powers to use all of his comments to wield instant results for his football team.
3. The defense will be improved.
If Nick Saban was not a three-time national championship coach, he’d at least be known for his mastery as a defensive mind, a la Bill Belichick.
Though the Crimson Tide defense struggled at times a season ago, Saban has the answers. It will be some quirky or even rudimentary scheme adjustment, but it will lead to the Crimson Tide regaining its place as one of the most dominant in the nation in 2015.
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