The Most Anticipated A-Day Game Since 2007 Is Upon Us

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It is almost Saturday, meaning the most anticipated A- Day Game since 2007 is upon us. The excitement for this game may have gotten a little delayed with the historic run to the Final Four, but for most fans it is time to focus on the sport the University of Alabama is known for and of course that is football.

In 2007, there were over 90,000 fans at Nick Saban's inaugural A-Day Game and there will probably be more as the new Kalen DeBoer era officially begins. We have already seen many changes with how things are done in Tuscaloosa with assistant coaches being interviewed extensively after practices as well as internet stars such as Roll Tide Willie showing up at practice to hype up the team.

This is still very weird that Nick Saban won't be roaming the field on Saturday in that blue blazer, but with this noticeable change there is a lot of excitement amongst the fanbase especially with how the new offense will look.

We saw how explosive Coach DeBoer, new Offensive Coordinator Nick Sheridan, and Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receiver Coach JaMarcus Shepard had the offense in Seattle, and there is much anticipation that it will be even more spectacular in Tuscaloosa. Arguably this should be the best offense since Steve Sarkisian was the offensive coordinator. People want to see what Jalen Milroe looks like in this offense and for many this will be the first time they will witness what Austin Mack looks like under center.

There are many offensive weapons for the Crimson Tide and this seems like the perfect staff to unlock the talent from the running back, wide receiver, and tight end rooms. The offense of the last couple of years under Bill O'Brien as well as Tommy Rees seemed to really be lacking. There is a lot of excitement amongst the fanbase regarding what this new offense will look like and with that there will be high expectations. It its only spring but there should be enough exciting plays to tide the fans over the fanbase until the fall.

There is also going to be a lot of curiosity from the fanbase to see the 'Swarm' defense under new Defensive Coordinator Kane Wommack. Overall it shouldn't be much different than what we have seen in Tuscaloosa under the Saban Dynasty, but there definitely be new wrinkles which have never been seen before inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

With so many new things in the Alabama Football program, one thing that will stay the same is the expectations of the fanbase. There is already an expectation that the offense is going to put on a show. There will definitely be a lot of eyes on Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon and the excitement will only grow from Saturday to the start of the football season.