Here are some quick thoughts on Alabama’s 52-12 win over Southern Mississippi.

What it means: The Tide are good, but not perfect. Alabama allowed four scoring drives to the Golden Eagles (all field goals), which can’t make the coaching staff happy. The secondary got beat deep multiple times early before finally tightening up in the second half.

What I liked: The ground game. Alabama took the air out of the ball and controlled the game, rolling up 333 yards on the ground. They did it with only one player, Derrick Henry, carrying the ball more than 10 times. Every ball carrier save for Jacob Coker averaged 6 or more yards per carry and Alabama punched in five touchdowns on the ground.

Who’s the man: Kenyan Drake. The junior averaged 6.6 yards per carry and looked very capable of being the man to punch it in at the goal line. His first two scores came from right down at the goal line, and then he flashed his wheels on a 29-yard scamper.

Key play: Blake Sims’ four-yard TD run. The Tide were legitimately locked in a battle with the Golden Eagles, but never looked back after Sims sprinted to the right pylon. It was a good example of why Sims might be the man, with the legs to make something happen out of broken plays.

What’s next: Florida makes the trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium next weekend for the Tide’s first SEC game of the season. They’ll be without Nick Perry in the first half after he was ejected on a targeting penalty.