Bama in search of big pass plays

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Coach Nick Saban wants No. 2 Alabama's offense to start looking more like the one that started the season for the Tide.

The one that produced big pass plays and took a few more chances early this season.

The Crimson Tide survived the lack of those elements to enter an open date unbeaten with Saturday's 12-10 survival game over Tennessee.

The No. 1 order of business isn't returning to No. 1, a ranking the Tide swapped back with Florida after one week. It is to adjust the offensive mentality so that teams can't just put extra men near the line of scrimmage to contain the running game.

No. 9 LSU visits Alabama in two weeks in a key SEC West battle.

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