Since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa, the talent for the Alabama Crimson Tide has been a non-stop revolving door of players arriving, leaving their mark, and then making way for the next crop of studs to come and dominate the opposition.
This season will be no different, with ability at each position as the Tide try to reclaim the national championship.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has noticed, especially at the type of players in the offensive backfield, starting with quarterback Jalen Hurts.
“The guy [Hurts] looks very confident throwing the ball well,” Herbstreit said on Wednesday.
Hurts was a phenom in his freshman season, throwing for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns, rushing for 13 more scores, and winning the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
He’s not alone, as running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough return to form one of the best, and deepest, backfields in the nation.
“It’s an embarrassment of riches in the backfield,” Herbstreit said.
The offense will get a challenge right off the bat, as Alabama opens with Florida State in a much hyped matchup in the brand new Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sept. 2. If the unit is as good as last season, opponents will have trouble slowing the Crimson Tide down.
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