Rolling Stone: Alabama goes electric

hunter fordIt is not quite “the thrill that will getcha when you get your picture” on the cover, but the Alabama Crimson Tide has made the online edition of Rolling Stone.

It’s an excellent article, written by Michael Weinreb. He calls Alabama the “most iconic and revered and successful program in the south, if not all of America.”

Further, he says the Tide, which under Nick Saban has played mostly old-school offensive football, has now gone “electric.” Alabama is averaging 42 points per game and nearly 600 yards of offense after four games. The Tide also has more yards passing than rushing, but the author points out Alabama still has a stable of running backs and plenty of defensive talent to balance things out.

So the acoustic, play more than two chords and you’re showing off, version of Alabama offense is gone?

Weinreb said: “Instead, they looked like a 21st-century squad, and this was both exhilarating and frightening, because if they have mastered this, too, what the hell are the rest of us supposed to do now?”

I have never heard of a Rolling Stone jinx, so I’m hoping this won’t be the start of one.  Alabama didn’t fare well last season after AJ McCarron made the Sports Illustrated cover.  Still, it is cool to see the Tide in RS.  If they were on the cover of the print version I would buy five copies for my mother.

Rock and Roll Tide! Here is a link to the article:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/college-football-alabama-goes-electric-20140922