Paul Finebaum has tried to identify the root of the shortcomings for Alabama coming out of the second loss of the season for the Crimson Tide.

Finebaum made his regular Monday appearance on WJOX on the “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” show, and said it starts at the top, and he always cringes when people want to blame the coordinators for everything.

“Nick Saban gets credit when Alabama wins championships,” Finebaum said. “You don’t say, ‘Wow, that was a great job by Pete Golding.’ As far as the players, I don’t know where the disconnect is, but ultimately they shoulder some of the blame. I can’t explain it, but I think it’s self-evident that there have been issues all year long. Every game there seems to be a different one.”

Finebaum said the place to start is the offensive side of the ball, and “there’s some real problems there.”