"Alabama's reloaded defense is probably about as fast, talented, skilled, and all the rest as the defense that dominated in the SEC the last two years. That departed defense was special, but just because similar numbers are being plugged into the same formula, it doesn't mean the end result will be the same. It will take some time for everyone to get used to one another and play as one to the same degree as the old defense did". (Source teamspeedkills.com)
The question is how long will it take? Everyone seems to think that the Arkansas game is the key game in late September. Barring injury, Bama's Defense should be ready to rock & roll by the Razorback Showdown.