At Alabama, it’s championship or bust.
So with the Crimson Tide falling to Ohio State in the semifinal of the first ever College Football Playoff, the 2014 season can be categorized as a failure.
Still, Nick Saban should have his squad in position to contend in 2015 thanks to yet another top-two recruiting class. In fact, after pulling in four straight No. 1 classes, Alabama actually slipped to No. 2 behind USC this year.
As we saw against Ohio State and in a few instances throughout their 12-2 campaign, the Crimson Tide have legitimate holes that need to be fixed. Let’s take a look at Alabama’s top areas for improvement heading into the 2015 season.