Derek Dooley following the path of mentor Nick Saban

The offensive line is a shambles, full of questions and not nearly enough big-body bruisers to consistently compete in the SEC. The defense will be worn out by midseason trying to hold up while the offense struggles to score points.
It could be one of the worst seasons in years on Rocky Top. And it could be followed by one of the best turnarounds in school history.
Saban’s Tide lost at home to Louisiana-Monroe—and lost six games total—in Year 1. They haven’t lost a regular-season SEC game since.