Alabama came into their regular season opener against Virginia Tech with high expectations, but it’s debatable whether or not they lived up to the hype.
There are concerns from Tide fans that the offense didn’t perform as well as they were advertised.
The entire offseason, reports out of Tuscaloosa were that this could be one of the best offenses assembled in school history.
During the game, the best part of the offense was on Special Teams.
Christion Jones was phenomenal from start to finish, scoring three touchdowns, including his first punt return.
He would cap off his day with a kick return for a score, along with a receiving touchdown.
So why be worried?
If Jones was unable to score on either of those returns, punt or kickoff, then the Tide’s victory wouldn’t of looked as impressive on the scoreboard.
If he had not played in the game at all, then Alabama would’ve barely beat a depleted Virginia Tech that was gutted from injuries, suspensions, and dismissals.
We’re not saying that Nick Saban won’t find ways to make adjustments, before the Texas A&M game, but he can’t be happy with his team’s performance.
If you take away Jones, then Alabama realistically only won 14-10 against a depleted Virginia Tech team.