The Alabama Crimson Tide come into the 2011 season with high expectations, and rightfully so. The 2010 Crimson Tide were a bit disappointing in some eyes although they did win 10 games, many thought they had the talent to win a second-straight title.
So far the 2011 offseason has been one of tragedy, first on April 27, many Tuscaloosa natives lost their homes and in some cases even their lives due to a tragic tornado that struck our great city, and on May 12, recent Alabama enrollee Aaron Douglas lost his life as well. Tuscaloosa has always been a resilient city and that will be tested more than ever in the upcoming months and years to follow.
This fall, many will turn to the Crimson Tide Football team as a source of hope and a way to ease some of the minds of those affected by the terrible tornadoes. You can guarantee that these Crimson Tide will do all they can to help bring a championship back to Tuscaloosa.
Here are, in my opinion, the 10 guys that will have the biggest impact on the Tide's upcoming season.