The Alabama Football secondary was atrocious last season in comparison to Nick Saban’s standards.
There, I said it.
Now I know some of you are already ready to throw all of these facts and comments at me, but you must understand—sometimes, it’s “OK” for younger players to make mistakes.
Remember the development of a clueless Marquis Johnson after a pure meltdown in the 2008 SEC Championship game?
The next season, Johnson became a better coached player and passed many island tests during the SEC stretch. Most memorable: at Mississippi State, when Dan Mullen tried him multiple times and failed.
After extensive work, Saban turned Johnson into a sound and complete player. The work then paid off with Johnson being drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2010.
So, Alabama fans, there is no reason for worry. Nick Saban specializes in defensive backs, and this may possibly be his best secondary ever.
This slideshow will preview the Alabama secondary going into the 2011 season.