Be sure to tune in to the Alabama football broadcast on 92 ZEW this Saturday.
The action starts with the pre-game show beginning at 11:30am, leading up to kick off at 2:30pm.
Alabama is coming off their monstrous performance against Michigan in the Cowboys Classic.
Many have written off this game as just another scrimmage between lopsided opponents, which leads us to believe that Coach Saban will look to employ much of their gameplan set for the following week’s matchup against Arkansas.
Quarterback AJ McCarron told reporters Saturday that the team ‘doesn’t look to send a message to any team, but just do what the coaches ask of them.’ Sounds like a pretty standard response after dominating the number eight ranked team in the nation, 41-14.
Like his mentor Bill Belichick, Saban has reiterated that the team still has a lot to improve upon, despite their dominance. It’s the type of mentality that is to be expected from the Bill Parcells coaching tree.
The Crimson Tide do have a handful of minor questions lingering out there, including: the depth at the quarterback and receiver positions, how all four of their running backs will be utilized on a weekly basis, and the chemistry amongst the new starters in the secondary.
Backup Quarterback Phillip Ely should get a number of reps during the second half of Saturday’s game, after Saban calls off the dogs against Western Kentucky. McCarron hasn’t run into troubles with injuries, but you can never be too careful.
During an interview with ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox, Saban mentioned that it wasn’t a matter of a running back-by-committee strategy, but rather a number of talented players just getting reps. Whenever you have the caliber of TJ Yeldon, Eddie Lacy, Jalston Fowler, and Dee Hart, it’s a good problem to have.
It’s only the second game of the season, so these issues aren’t of any concern.
Expect Alabama to continue their offensive onslaught against the Hilltoppers this Saturday, in preparation for the Razorbacks the following week.