- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Year 1 couldn't have gone any better for Doug Nussmeier. He left a seven-win Washington program to take the same position as Alabama's offensive coordinator, and only won both the SEC title and a BCS National Championship in his first season. Everything went right and the Crimson Tide improved in points per game, yards per game and passing efficiency.
Year 2 in Tuscaloosa may not be quite so easy, though. Alabama's feature tailback, the majority of its offensive line and its three-year starter at tight end are all gone. Nussmeier's goal, however, won't be any different than the day he started the job.
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