Tide Coach Searching For Answers

Five turnovers are uncharacteristic for a Nick Saban coached team. Three interceptions and two fumbles condemned the fortunes of the no. 2 ranked Tide on Saturday evening. SEC Western Division foe Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0), rated 15th, took advantage of the mistakes by scoring 24 points on turnovers in the 43-37 upset of Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

Question marks entering the season included finding a quarterback to lead the team. In a surprise move, Nick Saban felt Cooper Bateman was the better starting option against the outstanding defensive unit of Ole Miss. Jacob Coker was tabbed the starting signal caller the first two games with the redshirted sophomore from Utah coming off the bench. The roles were reversed tonight.

Solidifying the secondary was another goal for an inexperienced unit. Rebel quarterback, Chad Kelly, passed for 341 yards, completing 18 of 33 attempts. He finished the evening with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. The Alabama (2-1, 0-1) head coach has challenged the team to respond positively after suffering the first loss of the season. He addressed the media following the defeat


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