Top storylines heading into Alabama’s Week 3 matchup with South Florida

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide will look to regroup and get back on the winning track this weekend when they take their first road trip of the 2023 season down to Tampa to take on the South Florida Bulls.

After this past weekend’s loss to Texas, Alabama will be licking its chops this week as they prepare for USF.

Alabama has a lot of question marks entering Week 3, some of which need to be addressed and answered rather quickly.

Now that we have officially entered South Florida game week, here are some of the top storylines to watch as the Crimson Tide looks to rebound.

The penalties

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The lack of discipline on Saturday night is totally unacceptable. To commit 10 penalties in your own stadium is a complete lack of focus and preparedness. There’s no excuse for that number of penalties and if Alabama wants to accomplish anything this season, they better clean that up.

The line of scrimmage

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Alabama got beat on both sides of the line of scrimmage against Texas and that is a recipe for disaster. Now, South Florida doesn’t have the horses that Texas does, so it’s time for the Tide to own the line of scrimmage against the Bulls.

USF offers a unique opportunity

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South Florida head coach Alex Golesh may have a familiar name to some Tide fans. Golesh is in his first season as the Bulls’ head coach after being the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Volunteers under Josh Heupel. The Bulls will run a similar system as the Vols and will provide Alabama with an early look at that unique style of offense.

Will we see multiple Alabama quarterbacks?

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I am sure the chatter all week will be about what Nick Saban is going to do about the quarterback situation in Tuscaloosa. Jalen Milroe has had…


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