Ross Pierschbacher at SEC Media Days
At this year’s SEC Media Days, the biggest question everyone wanted answered was who will be Alabama’s starting quarterback. Coach Saban and the Alabama players attending made it very clear the decision has not been made yet and did not want to discuss it any more.
Besides the quarterback controversy, many people were curious how the team was adjusting to a new coaching staff. A program that has a high turnover rate for coaches can make it hard on the players having to adjust to new coaches often. Ross Pierschbacher, senior center for the Tide, explains how he feels about all of the new coaches. He was praising Nick’s Saban teaching style and how successful it is.
Just like players come to Alabama to learn and have the opportunity to get to that next level, so do coaches. Coach Saban is quite the coach and his coaching skills are clearly successful, as you can see from all the National Championships, all the players becoming successful in the NFL, and all the coaches learning from him then going on to become a successful head coach at another school. Many coaches see this success and want to learn first-hand from Coach Saban so they can then use those skills running their own program somewhere else.
Pierschbacher loves the excitement the new coaching brings. Luckily for the offense it won’t be too much of a change. New offensive coordinator Mike Locksley already coached at Bama as their co-offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach. This will be an easier adjustment for the team. Because of this high turnover of coaches, the older players have to step up as leaders to help the newer players who aren’t used to it. Pierschbacher spoke at the Media Days about his role on this team as a leader.
This season is looking to be another season dominated by the Crimson Tide. For Alabama, the only goal is another National Championship.