I wouldnt call bamas defense the worst in the sec.
The offense put up a ton of yards, but only 17 points. Being unable to get the ball into the end zone is a chronic offensive problem and it definitely reared it's head again. We started to score a lot more around around the time we started playing Arkansas, and Moo State, and Ole Miss. Not a coincidence.
Anyway, the defense certainly had problems defending the pass at the end of the year, but that isn't a chronic problem. We haven't had abysmal pass defense for 5 straight years. I expect it to be corrected because our defensive problems generally get corrected quickly. It it's a problem again next year, then I will worry.
But the offense has been average-to-bad for 5 years straight. Yes, even last year was merely average offensive production, it was just coupled with absolutely lights out defense and special teams play. That is a chronic problem that should have been addressed a few times over, and just hasn't been.
I'm willing to overlook a few bad defensive games at the end of the year, but not 5 years of mostly really poor offensive performance.