With Kalen DeBoer at the helm, Alabama football prepares for a new chapter. The Crimson Tide are currently gearing up for the upcoming season, and so far, they've made a good impression on their newly-appointed head coach.

During SEC spring meetings, DeBoer reportedly said that he sees a “hunger” from his players, according to The Tuscaloosa News' Nick Kelly.

“I'm excited about the hunger these guys have,” DeBoer said.

“Whether it's to prove people right or prove people wrong, I don't know,” he added. “It certainly applies to the LANK mentality that they have.”

Prior to the 2023 season, quarterback Jalen Milroe and cornerback Terrion Arnold, (who now plays for the Detroit Lions), came up with the acronym LANK, which means “Let All Naysayers Know.” It became Alabama football's mantra for their most recent campaign — one that saw the team reach the CFP.

Alabama finished with a 12-1 (8-0 SEC) record during the regular season, with their only loss occurring against Texas in early September. They eventually faced Michigan in the Rose Bowl but fell in a tightly contested clash. In fact, it all came down to the last possession, where the Wolverines managed to stop a crucial rushing attempt from Alabama to finish the game.

Alabama Football's new-look offense

Presently, Milroe will be returning to the Tide for a shot at redemption. The quarterback will be spearheading an offense that involves several returning players. In the running back position, Jam Miller and Justice Haynes are expected to lead the way in the aftermath of Jase McClellan's decision to enter the pros and Roydell Williams' transfer to Florida State.

Among the wide receivers, Kobe Prentice and Kendrick Law will be running it back with Alabama. Like McClellan, Jermaine Burton has turned pro, while Isaiah Bond decided to move to the Texas Longhorns. This paves the way for Prentice and Law to bring out their full potential as Milroe's primary targets.

At tight end, there's CJ Dippre, who will likely be moved to the starting lineup following Amari Niblack's departure.

Furthermore, a number of transferees from Washington have followed DeBoer over to the Tide. Wideout Germie Bernard, offensive lineman Parker Brailsford and tight end Josh Cuevas have left the Huskies to play in Tuscaloosa. All in all, it's going to be a new-look offense for the boys in red, but nonetheless, DeBoer's recent comments indicate good things in the near future.

Kalen DeBoer faces a new challenge

And as for the man himself, Kalen DeBoer has a gargantuan task ahead of him, namely, continuing Alabama's winning culture. It won't be easy, especially since he's the successor of the recently-retired Nick Saban. Nevertheless, DeBoer has proven that he can coach teams that compete at the highest level. Just look at his tenure with Washington. Last season, he steered the Huskies to a National Championship appearance. In 2022, his debut season with Washington, DeBoer led the team to an 11-2 overall record.

With the LANK mantra surrounding DeBoer and his new squad, one could argue that Alabama will still be a formidable team to watch out for (as always).