I think what you will see is just the A-B-C primer version of what the Pats run because we don't have the QB with the level of sophistication and experience to get us there.
Agree - though I think that is to be expected regardless moving from the greatest QB in NFL history vs NFL defenses to a 19-21 year old going against college defenses. We clearly won't be able to run it with as many options as the Patriots do.
However, I agree with the overall shift in philosophy. Kiffin brought a lot of interesting stuff to the table and did a great job at masking a lot of defeciencies. But as the season wore on and teams had us more figured out, it seemed a little too much fluff and we got away from playing smash mouth....i.e. controlling the time of possession. Hopefully this shift will make us more balanced where this year we were just a bit too finesse. The offense is going to have to start matching the defense in terms of physicality.
Totally agree. Kiffin introduced a lot of great stuff and I think Saban took that and found some things he liked and some things he wanted to change. I think he, like a lot of us, grew tired of the idea that we had to get teams running sideways to then pound them inside. I don't even necessarily disagree with that premise as applied to the offense we had, but I don't like the idea that it is NECESSARY.
I really don't know what to expect, and I have no idea if Daboll will be able to do it. I am very curious to see how we change, though, and how it changes our line play and QB situation.