Alabama football fans want to see the return of a strong defense.
The 1992 team was well respected, but the 2016 group is the measuring stick.
Nick Saban had a front-row seat to watch names such as Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Dalvin Tomlinson, Reuben Foster, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Rashaan Evans, Ryan Anderson, Tim Williams, Marlon Humphrey, Anthony Averett, Ronnie Harrison, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Eddie Jackson, and Tony Brown create chaos upon college football. The 2016 defense sacked quarterbacks, forced turnovers, scored points and carried a swagger that endeared itself to its fans. Memes were created on Twitter to honor the unit, and breath-taking plays happened each week.