Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 11/12/12
In this edition of the Scouting Notebook, our own Alex Brown takes a look at how the Alabama Defense struggled in their upset loss to Texas A&M, and how one player may shoulder most of the blame.Also, we'll preview the top junior running backs that could declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, get some general scouting notes from across the country, and preview the Top 10 Non-BCS head coaches that could be in store for some big coaching jobs soon.   Down Goes Alabama. Alabama’s Defensive Struggles Lead by Robert LesterIn the upset of the college football season, Texas A&M’s high octane offense, led by now-Heisman front runner Johnny Manziel and young, hotshot offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, sliced and diced the nation’s top rated defense versus the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here at Optimum Scouting, we’ve written at length about how talented this Alabama defensive squad is and how much top round NFL talent this team possesses. Pro talent aside, Alabama simply could not execute at
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