Editor's note: Each week the TideNation staff will address an issue surrounding the Alabama football program. Today's question: Can a mobile quarterback work in Tuscaloosa?
Alex Scarborough's take
Nick Saban hit the nail on the head this week when he said, "You usually win because of people." As much as the system predicts and allows for success, those running it are the ones who truly make it work. "If you've got good players," Saban told reporters, "you've got to get them the ball." Even if that means scrapping the system to do it.
Saban, of course, was referring to the move toward dual-threat quarterbacks in college football and his willingness to recruit those types of athletes to Alabama. In his six seasons as head coach of the Crimson Tide, he's never had a mobile quarterback running his system. But that doesn't mean he's not open to the idea, he said.