That is a possibility - but the Barn has often had very good defenses.
And like LSU, they always seem to play their best against Bama (a few blowouts notwithstanding).
I’m leaning towards the idea I read that he may indeed be a stopgap hire for a couple of years until Armstrong can take over. At least I’m hoping that’s the case.
He was always a pretty good recruiter. I never thought he was much as a coach, and his time at the Barn did come as a shock to me. He wasn’t at Miami long enough to make much of a difference, IMO, but I’m not sure he would have anyway.
I think the offense will be fine; I’m afraid Bama will require a bend-but-don’t-break defense to even make the Playoffs. I don’t see a top ten defense in any category except maybe scoring (the most important), and if they can do that they might make a run at the NC IF the offense can improve on this year’s production…tall order for our new OC.
How long until spring practice???