August 25, 2013

Suttles: Questions remain at offensive line

TUSCALOOSA | In the immediate aftermath of the University of Alabama landing a verbal commitment from four-star Louisiana wide receiver Cameron Sims on Saturday evening, ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill spoke in glowing terms of the rich getting richer, of the Crimson Tide adding more talent. In his discussion of Sims' addition to UA's 2014 class, Luginbill remarked that the 2013 Alabama offense would have a chance to be the best in school history.

Analysts often speak in hyperbolic terms, heaping praise on "potential," and Luginbill is not alone in his opinion that the Crimson Tide is ripe with off-the-page athleticism at the skill positions. Heck, even coach Nick Saban acknowledges that. AJ McCarron, T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper all return after stellar seasons. All of that is true.

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