NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jim McElwain has built Alabama's offense
around punch not pizzaz.
The Crimson Tide offensive coordinator playfully describes the attack as "boring or lackluster."
Physical and effective would be more accurate.
The first-year offensive coordinator's offense has helped propel
No. 4 Alabama (12-1) into the Sugar Bowl Friday night against Utah.
McElwain said its about winning.
The Tide's only loss came to Florida in the SEC championship game. McElwain has still proven one of coach Nick Saban's best recruits since coming to Alabama from Fresno State.
McElwain figured his job was to make use of a talented offensive line and tailback Glen Coffee. The result was an offense that churned out 196 rushing yards a game, second-best in the SEC, and an efficient passing game to produce a solid 31 points a game.