VIDEO: Josh Jacobs About Where the Running Backs Need to Improve
The Alabama offense has been the story through the first four games of the 2018 season. After four straight 500+ yard performances and a scoring average that ranks third nationally at 53.8 points per game, it's not easy to find flaws in this unit.
But if you dive into the numbers, you'll see that the rushing attack isn't quite up to the level Bama fans are accustomed to. A lot of that can be attributed to the abilities of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the passing game, but the coaches and players want to see the running game get rolling again.
"It's definitely a big emphasis in the running back room just doing the little things," Josh Jacobs said this week. "Not trying to over-create, sticking to the basics, one-cut runs, and basically just getting north and south. We're trying to implement all them things at practice this week."
We'll likely see that as a point of emphasis during Saturday's game as well. Louisiana comes to town as 49-point underdog to close out September. While the results haven't been perfect, there's still plenty of confidence in the team room.
"I feel like each one of the running backs in the room can start anywhere so putting two of them on the field at the same time of course is going to be match-up problems.
Listen to everything Jacobs had to say this week by watching the video at the top of the page.