Total offense marked 6,237 yards by November.
The man at the helm of it all, quarterback AJ McCarron had one of the best seasons a player in his position has ever had. He set a record for 30 single season touchdowns and did it with a 67.2 percent completion rating.
As a whole, Alabama’s 2012 offensive squad became the first team in school history to rush and pass for more than 3,000 yards.
Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier produced one of the most proficient offensive seasons in school history last year- and it was his first year with the Tide.
“Anytime you bring someone on the staff new people think it’s going to be a big time adjustment,” head coach Nick Saban said. “They also bring new energy and enthusiasm and new ideas and I think Doug certainly did that. You know Doug is a very bright guy and I think he’s done a really good job and I think he’s going to continue to improve his ability to help our players so we can be most productive offensively.”
As Nussmeier preps for 2013, his enthusiasm only seems to build.
“It’s like I’ve said before I’m very very excited for year two,” Nussmeier said earlier this month. “I’m really impressed by the job that Coach [Scott] Cochran and his guys have done preparing these guys coming into camp. The focus, the improvements we’ve made over the summer are there.”
“You know taking in all considerations of the game and everything he does a great job of balancing the passers to the run and really committing everybody to the same goal,” said sophomore center Ryan Kelly.
What does Nussmeier have up his sleeve this year? Well let’s just say he’s got plenty of weapons in his arsenal.