Nick Saban just hired the former Ole Miss offensive coordinator who had quite the resume against the ‘Bama defense.
While at Ole Miss, Werner helped orchestrate back-to-back upsets over Alabama, beating the Crimson Tide 23-17 in 2014 and 43-37 in 2015. He nearly made it three straight games last season, coaching Ole Miss’ offense to a 24-3 lead. However, a second-half comeback allowed Alabama to leave Oxford, Miss., with a 48-43 victory. The 522 yards Werner’s offense put up against the Tide during last season’s game were the most by any opponent all year.
Once again, Saban stays ahead of the game on the analyst front. I’m guessing he’ll have a few choice nuggets to add for prep against his former program.
Should I bother to point out that Kirby Smart, who certainly faced the brunt of Werner’s game planning in the Tide’s two losses, went hunting for an analyst of his very own and managed to grab the former Minnesota offensive coordinator whose offense managed to finish within fifty-five spots from Ole Miss in offensive yards per play last season. (Even Chaney managed a better finish than that.) Nah, I guess not.