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If there’s one unit that has bore the brunt of criticism from the media and fans for the Tide's early struggles on offense, it’s been Mario Cristobal’s offensive line.
Granted, anyone expecting this unit to function at a similar level to the 2012 unit, despite losing a trio of All-Americans, was unrealistic in the first place.
While Alabama’s offense ranks in the middle of the SEC, according to cfbstats.com, the offense has shown signs of life in recent weeks, mostly due to the improvements made in the trenches. The Tide's 668 yards of total offense against Kentucky is a signal that Doug Nussmeier's group is starting to click entering the meat of its conference schedule.
If players such as Chad Lindsay, Arie Kouandjio and Austin Shepherd continue to get more comfortable, the Tide’s offense could look similar to how it did toward the end of last season.