By Allen Faul, Rant Sports:
Since January 18th when Alabama Football coach Nick Saban announced the hiring ofWashington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to man the same post inTuscaloosa, speculation has been rampant as to how many points the Tide could roll on opponents in 2012. Alabamafans remembered the offensive explosion that erupted on the Alamodome turf in the previous December when a Washington offense headed by Nussmeier traded touchdowns with the Baylor Bears, as both teams accumulated nearly 1400 yards of total offense combined before the clock hit zeroes.
Many questioned if the hire would mean the end ofAlabama’s punishing running game in favor of an aerial assault. After all, AJ McCarron fit the mold with a 6-foot-4 frame and a rocket launcher attached to his right shoulder. However, McCarron is not that type of quarterback. “When you first get into this game you just want to throw touchdowns and not always take what the defense gives you” McCarron stated Monday afternoon. “I feel like I do that as of now, and I have to keep doing that.” It is a trend McCarron began toward the end of the 2011 season. [More]