Alabama's Brian Daboll excited about offensive options

Brian Daboll says he'll take the same approach to coaching the Tide's Jalen Hurts as he did when working with the Patriots Tom Brady (

New Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll left a team which included quarterback Tom Brady, for one that has quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The "comparison" question is bound to come up.

Daboll, who spent the last three seasons as the tight ends coach with the New England Patriots, says Brady and Hurts are different players. But his approach to working with both quarterbacks is the same.

"Coaching fundamentals is coaching fundamentals, so whether you're coaching a 30-year-old man or an 18-year-old young man, a 19-year-old young man, you still got to coach the fundamentals and make sure they do it properly," Daboll said. "And those don't change based on age."

Daboll's offensive includes a stable of running backs, including a healthy Bo Scarbrough. He suffered a broken leg in last season's National Title Game loss to Clemson. Now, Scarbrough is ready to pick up where he left off and build on the brillance he showed against Auburn, Florida, Washington and Clemson.

You know I worked to get back to where I was," Scarbrough said. "Now I'm better and hopefully great things will happen."

Alabama could take the "committee" approach at running back this season. The position group is made up of Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Brian Robinson.

"We help each other. So it's not about competing," Scarbrough said, "It's about creation because we're on the same team together. It's a blessing to have those type of guys to be around."

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