From the AP comes this report on the Alabama Crimson Tide offense and spring practice:

Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t one to lavish praise on his football team, especially not during spring practice when the goal is improvement.

He’s having trouble finding much fault with an offense that returns virtually every playmaker from last season, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram.

“I feel really good about the way we’re going on offense,” Saban said on Wednesday. “The quarterbacks are playing well. We’ve got good skill players all the way around, and they’ve done a really good job.

“I think we’ve improved the passing game.”

Offensively, that would be an important objective for spring practice and next season.

ALSO this from Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram: “There were times last year when they were putting eight or nine in the box and we were still running it,” Ingram said. “We wouldn’t get the ball out to the perimeter, to our playmakers. That’s just one thing that we have to do, and that’s a point of emphasis that we’re looking at this spring.

“When people are trying to load up the box to stop the run, we get the ball to them so they can stretch the field and make plays. They’re dangerous and we’ve got to give them the ball.”

ALSO this from Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy

“I think it’s safe to say that he’s a different player,” McElroy said. “He stepped it up tremendously. He’s even probably surpassed what he did as a freshman.”

And how are things going this spring?

“They were making plays,” Ingram said. “When we were taking shots downfield, they were making plays. They weren’t dropping balls. Greg was making the right reads, so that showed up. Instead of incomplete passes or interceptions, those were big explosive plays. I don’t think it’s anything that anybody should be too concerned with, because we’re going to stay a balanced offense.

“We’re going to run the ball but we have playmakers and they’re going to make plays. We’ve just got to put them in the right position.” (read the entire AP report embedded below)

11 thoughts on “Saban finds plenty to like on Tide offense”

  1. I like how you said you won’t be reading the AU owned Birmingham news and you just copied the story. What a loser. Just bringing up some crap to spin about two months ago, huh?

  2. I cannot wait for a Bama loss this year. It will be like Shawshank redemption standing in the rain with my arms up.

  3. And to clarify, I said I would not buy the Birmingham News and only link to articles on in rare instances when the information wasn’t available elsewhere like the Tuscaloosa News.

  4. If hate wants to go play in the rain let the idiot go play in the rain. The moron best be prepared for a pretty dry fall and an absoletely arid November.

  5. We might lose a game. After all we play the toughest and most unfair schedule in the nation. Even with 1 loss as long as it isn’t the SECCG we will still play for the NC. And I’ll guarantee that 1 loss won’t be to the Barn! You better worry about how many times your teams gonna get their asses wiped instead of living your whole pathetic life around the hope that Bama loses 1 game. Asshole. RTR!

  6. Fuck these damn Aubies. There is no right answer.
    I am going to be Sober right now about our prospects. Watching A-Day will help a tad – who really knows how it will play ? I will take the Moon – but hell – the Mountain looks tall right now.. until we start the climb…

  7. hey bamahate you do realize that tim robbins character crawled through like a half mile of shit in that movie before he held his arms up in the rain so as you smile your shit soaked smile pull your bottom lip over your head and swallow

  8. Alabama is the greatest football program the world has ever known.
    Allbarn had Bo.
    The Alabama Crimson Tide Football team are the national champions.
    Allbarn’s best coach they ever had is Tony Franklin.
    Go stand in the rain.

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