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Alabama Football Podcast: What We're Watching On Offense


In this episode of the Alabama Football Podcast, Tom and Dave talk about what we look forward to watching unfold during spring practice. The focus in this episode is on the Crimson Tide offense.

Highlights of our discussion include:


We’ve got to cover this topic, but we only spend a minute with it. The full story on this position won’t be told until the fall, and we’re still committed to doing a full show on this topic.

Will Cameron Robinson win a starting job at tackle?

Participating in spring will give him a leg up over Dom Jackson. Is it enough to win the LT job?

Who replaces Kevin Norwood?

Can Norwood be replaced by a single player? A lot will be determined by how the position pecking order is set.

Where does the Drake Shake out?

Most teams would love to claim Kenyon Drake as their starting running back. We have the luxury of wondering if he regains the second spot or if he falls to third.

What influence will Kiffin have on the offense?

No doubt we’ll see some changes, but most of the features widely reported as changes – two tight ends, fullback, distributed passing attack – don’t sound too dissimilar to what we’ve been doing. Which helps to point out the value in bringing him into the mix. Let’s focus on getting incrementally better at what we do rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. But for good measure, let’s look for OJ Howard and Jalston Fowler to flourish.


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