Alabama Football: ‘Bama Hammer’ staff, deep-dive preview of Mizzou

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Expect the offense to duplicate the 2013 team’s makeup. Mac Jones commandeering the offense will conjure up memories of a steady AJ McCarron/Jacob Coker, great leaders who won national championships but not the generational talent of Tagovailoa.

Returning one of the top three running backs in the country, senior Najee Harris is the Crimson Tide’s most valuable weapon (20 combined touchdowns) certainly helps. Combined with Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle manning the receiver positions is not fair for any cornerback lined up opposite of them.

A 2019 Joe Moore Award finalist for the best offensive line in the nation returns four starters in Alex Leatherwood, Landon Dickerson, Deonte Brown, and Evan Neal.

Finding the perfect balance to utilize all the stars on offense falls into the hands of experienced offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Tied for the highest salary amongst all assistants in CFB, he can make it happen. Returning to Tuscaloosa after a stint with the high-flying Atlanta Falcons, Sarkisian’s adept ability to call games will ensure a balanced offense. He possesses the keys to a sleek 2020 Lamborghini Aventador—all he has to do is not crash it.