The Alabama football team has won two consecutive national championships, but can they make it a third in 2013? Things seem to be falling into place for a run at yet another title.
Last year Nick Saban’s offense finished fourth overall in the SEC, with an average of 445.5 yards per game, and that was after they sat starters in several games – ten of their wins were by 20 points or more. Quarterback A. J. McCarron threw 30 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. The Tide lost Eddie Lacy, the running back who dominated Notre Dame in the BCS championship game, to Green Bay. But the team has always been known for running backs, and has an effective core to depend on this year, including sophomore T. J. Yeldon, who rushed for 1108 yards in 2012. Speedy Derrick Henry should be effective in goal-line situations, and Kenyan Drake can be a runner or receiver in screen passes.