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Alabama players are buying into the Bill O’Brien offense

Bill O’Brien coached Alabama’s offense in the spring, and he’s going through his first preseason camp.

During the spring, he helped Bryce Young total 333 passing yards with one touchdown.

The sophomore quarterback won the Most Valuable Player Award, and some receiving options stepped up. O’Brien has met Nick Saban’s expectations thus far, as he coached Young to three scores in Saturday’s scrimmage.

He is featuring the running backs in the passing game and using Jahleel Billingsley and Cameron Latu as major weapons. John Metchie, a junior wide receiver, told reporters at SEC Media Days he does not see the Crimson Tide’s offense losing explosiveness with O’Brien. The 51-year-old has a tall task of continuing the work that Steve Sarkisian did in two years; however, Saban said O’Brien has ‘adapted’ and is ‘making tweaks to improve the offense.’

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Last week, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine discussed O’Brien via In My Own Words. I spoke on how the former NFL head coach can have a similar impact as Sarkisian.

Alabama may not average near 50 points per game; nevertheless, it can still be highly creative.

The Tide will look to have balance in the run game and passing attack for the upcoming season.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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