Last year there was one lonely question mark for the Tide – how would a Nick Saban defense with only two starters returning perform? Offensively, eight starters returned to an offense predicted to be the best in school history. Well, the results were mediocre by Saban standards. A thrashing at South Carolina, unfinished business in Baton Rouge and a major collapse against Auburn were the lowlights of a 10-3 season marred by (mostly) nagging injuries to Mark Ingram, Marcel Dareus, Mark Barron, Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw and Barrett Jones.
As the calendar turns to the 2011 season, this edition of the Tide has a few more question marks. I think there are at least four major questions facing this team and over the next few days, we’ll take a look at each of those concerns.
Coming soon – question #1 – Who will play quarterback?