Alabama Fans Fear The End Of The Dynasty With New Defensive Coordinator

Nick Saban created a dynasty at Alabama, that’s inarguable. The Crimson Tide are national title contenders every season and have won six national titles under Saban.

But, the last two years have not been up to par when you consider the lofty standards at Alabama. The team hasn’t won a national title in that timespan, and this year they didn’t even make the College Football Playoff.

A big part of that problem was the defense. Their overall rankings were good, but they got torched in their biggest games. They gave up 84 combined points in their two losses to Tennessee and LSU. More than that, though, the defense lacked the nastiness that made Saban’s defenses so famous over the years.

Defensive coordinator Pete Golding “moved on” to Ole Miss, opening up the job at Alabama. And, now, Saban has his man in former Alabama, Clemson, and Auburn defensive coordinator, Kevin Steele.

Steele most recently served as the defensive coordinator for Mario Cristobal’s Miami Hurricanes.

But, some Alabama fans aren’t thrilled with the 64-year-old, especially after Jeremy Pruitt was rumored to be in contention.

At the end of the day, I’ve got to trust that Nick Saban knows what he is doing. He’s proven that.