2013 Alabama Football Preview

College football is here and Alabama is looking for their third straight National Championship and fourth in
five years.  Saban’s recipe for success is simple. Recruit better players than
your competition and you win football games. Alabama’s recruiting class from
2013 hauled in six five-star players alone. They are a team that reloads, not
rebuilds. Many people have said that the way Alabama handled Notre Dame in last
year’s title game showed that Notre Dame didn’t belong in that game. Folks, the
truth of the matter is, Alabama was that much better than any other team in
college football. If you give Saban that much prep time his squad will pummel
any team out there. Notre Dame, or any other team for that matter, would have
had a much better chance if the game was played a week after the regular season
had ended. Right now Alabama is the pre-season number one and odds on favorite
to win the national title yet again. Let’s see if this year’s Crimson Tide team
will roll or not. The Tide will return 14 starters from last year but they will
need to replace three offensive line starters. The line will be good but
probably take a slight step back from last year. Even with a slight step back
from the line this offense could be better than last year.

AJ McCarron is back
at QB and he will have plenty of help. Most notably that help will come from the
likes of RB T.J. Yeldon and WR Amari Cooper. Defensively Bama will be very
strong as well. The front seven will be solid and their safeties are very good.
Opposing teams will look to attack their corners as that could be their biggest
weakness. As good as the Tide is they don’t have that lock down corner that Dee
Milliner was for them last year. The Tide open up the season against Virginia
Tech in Atlanta. After a week off they play the only team that beat them last
year, Texas A&M. With the Johnny Manziel situation up in the air that game
could be much easier than first anticipated. The Tide will most likely face
their biggest challenge against LSU on November 9th but that game is at home.
The Bama schedule is not very daunting and I doubt any SEC coaches think that
Alabama is not going to be one of the representatives in the SEC Championship
game. Overall, Bama comes into this season the odds on favorite to win it all
and deservedly so. With their schedule and the amount of talent they have they
are going to be tough to beat. Another National Title is not out of the
question. They have the talent and coaching to get it done but only time will
tell if they can.

Written by Chase Diamond for VegasTopDogs.com

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