Alabama Crimson Tide 2010-2011 Season Preview

2009 Total Offense Rank (yards per game): 42
2009 Total Defense Rank (yards per game): 2

The Alabama Crimson Tide experienced a tidal wave of success in 2009. Alabama, led by head coach Nick Saban, had a perfect 14-0 season and won the BCS National Championship. The question for 2010-2011 is, can they do it again?

The Tide’s offense returns almost everyone from last season. Efficient and reliable senior quarterback Greg McElroy, who threw only four interceptions all of last season, will be back to run the offense.

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Heisman trophy winning running back Mark Ingram, and star backup Trent Richardson, return to lead one of the nation’s strongest rushing attacks. The two combined for over 2,100 yards with almost 6 yards per carry. Capable receivers Julio Jones and Marquis Maze are also in place to help ‘Bama’s offense pick up where it left off last year.

The defensive side of the ball, on the other hand, is in for some major changes. Some key contributors to a defense that ranked second overall in the nation left to the NFL. These include linebacker Rolando McClain, defensive tackle Terrence Cody and starting cornerbacks Javier Arenas and Kareem Jackson. The team still has a lot of talent left, including linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Mark Barron, the team’s top tackler who added seven interceptions (tied for 4th in the nation). Also, some of this loss of talent will be offset by another strong recruiting class, ranked third in the country by ESPN recruiting.

It is never easy to win back to back national championships, but the Alabama Crimson Tide are poised to make a strong run at it. If new recruits and other underclassmen can step up on defense, there is no stopping this tidal wave.

Alabama’s odds to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC): +100

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1 Response » to “Alabama Crimson Tide 2010-2011 Season Preview”

  1. Joshua says:

    Yes! Come on Alabama! Back to Back!!!!!!

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