Great article here: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoot...storical-place
Some amazing perspective here - this part stood out to me:
The Crimson Tide have always been defined by defense, but 2012 also produced one of the most productive offenses in Alabama history, one that obliterated school records for points (542), yards (6,237) and touchdowns (71). The Crimson Tide also produced two 1,000-yard rushers, Yeldon and Eddie Lacy, for the first time in school history, as well as the most efficient passer in the nation, AJ McCarron, the first Bama quarterback with 30 touchdown passes in a season.
Despite its conservative, salt-of-the-earth reputation, the offense thrived on balance, averaging 227.5 yards per game rushing and 218 yards passing, and was one of only five that went over 3,000 yards by both ground and air.