Alabama has won three of the last four national titles, and might add another this season. But some major work needs to be done filling holes on the offensive line first.
Alabama's AD knows that the constant turnover among Nick Saban's assistance is certainly nothing to sweat. Moreover, it's something of which the perennial national champs can be proud.
First-year offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier didn't want to reinvent the Alabama offense, just fine tune it. Now he gets to take it for a spin against Notre Dame's highly regarded defense.
A look at the things to watch in Saturday's Auburn-Alabama rivalry matchup.
Doug Nussmeier's first game as Alabama's offensive coordinator was a smashing success, as his offensive wrinkles produced big plays against Michigan.
Doug Nussmeier doesn't want to revamp Alabama's championship-level offense, but he does want to improve aspects of it.
Former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is using extensive notes taken while working for Nick Saban as a veritable how-to manual on setting up his CSU program.