KEY LOSSES FOR THE TIDE
Just like my kitchen, Alabama just isn't the same without Mr. Coffee.
Also gone is John Parker Wilson, his 2,273 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Not to say there isn't talent on the Tide. Returning is RB Mark Ingram, who actually had more rushing touchdowns than Coffee last season. And, of course, there's that guy Julio Jones.
Anyone who thinks our secondary cannot adequately defend Julio Jones, please raise your hand.
And now, if your hand is raised, please swipe it across your face quickly, in a slapping motion.
Not saying Jones will have a bad game. He might well find the end zone. But still, we are loaded at corner and safety. And someone is going to have to pass the ball toward Jones for him to make any spectacular grabs. Junior QB Greg McElroy will be making his first career start against the Hokie D, which ranks right up there with a root canal from an epileptic dentist on my list of fun things to try.