The Alabama fan base waits with bated breath wondering what college football's most accomplished coach will do to revamp the Crimson Tide coaching staff, but lately the news has been slow. What's really going on behind the scenes?
Freeze will come back to the SEC after being fired at Ole Miss due to problems with the NCAA. His record during his time in Oxford officially says 12-25, however 27 wins were taken away due to his violations meaning his was 39-25 over his five-year span.
Norwood played for the Crimson Tide from 2009-13, he finished his career with 81 receptions for 1,275 yards and 12 touchdowns for Alabama. The receiver was a part of two SEC championship winning teams and three national championship winning teams.
Outside of Alabama's debut at the No. 2 position, the other three programs appearing in the top four of the initial poll all are led by coaches that worked with one another on the 2015 Alabama football team.
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels in the battle for SEC West supremacy. The Crimson Tide enter the game a 14-point favorite but in order to secure the victory at home Alabama's defense must focus on stopping the Rebels' running game.