Originally Posted by Jonas
I really don't agree. We have recruited some serious play makers with Grier and some of the WRs. We are going to score lots of points in the future. I agree with you that I don't think we will ever have a fast paces offense that tries to score really quickly all the time because that does hurt the defense. But even Bamas offense this year seemed explosive.
Muschamp is cut from Saban's cloth, and he believes in doing a lot of the same things Nick does when it comes to running a program. So, a lot of the same principles will be there; although there will be a few modicfications I'm sure to fit what Muschamp is comfortable with.
'Bama was explosive this year offensively. Even more importantly, they were efficient. An efficient offense gives your defense a rest. There's nothing quite like going on an 11-play, 78-yard drive, that takes eight minutes off the clock. Your (fresh) defense comes in, holds the offense to a three and out, and your offense goes on another rumbling drive. That kills an opposing team's will. You just pick up positive yardage on first and second down, convert a couple of third and shorts, and the game usually gets blown wide open midway through the third quarter.
We're building that type of team. A tough, grinding offensive line, physical running backs who hit the hole hard and make quick reads, and we're bringing in receivers who can merely win battles every now and then against man coverage. We're getting there.