Preview 2018: Alabama Crimson Tide. Because It's Bama

Preview 2018: Alabama Crimson Tide. Because It's Bama

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Preview 2018: Alabama Crimson Tide. Because It's Bama

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Alabama Prediction: What’s Going To Happen

This might not be the automatic slam dunk everyone thinks it’ll be.

The schedule is about as easy as it can reasonably get. There’s no nasty non-conference game, but Louisville and Arkansas State will at least bring the offense. LSU is the only road date against anyone who went bowling, and there’s a week off to prepare for that.

But there are a whole slew of question marks being glossed over because it’s just assumed that the Crimson Tide will do what the Crimson Tide always do.

The defensive line will eventually be amazing around Raekwon Davis, and it was outstanding at times in spring ball, but it might take a little bit to come up with the backups and the right rotation.

The same goes for a secondary that has a boatload of talent, but loses a few all-time greats.

Whatever.

Even with the manageable slate, there will be one misfire along the way – watch out for the new offenses at Arkansas and Mississippi State to be a bit of an X factor – but there won’t be that second loss needed to screw things up.

The Crimson Tide will get to the SEC Championship at 11-1.

Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 11

Bama will come out roaring on offense. The D might give up a few yards and points over the first four games against Louisville, Arkansas State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, but it’ll be fine. There won’t be any drama.

The home wins won’t be a problem against Missouri, Mississippi State, Citadel and Louisiana-Lafayette, and the revenge game against Auburn will be a fight, but the Tide will get by.

Again, there will be one bad day along the way, but that won’t be enough to keep them from getting back to the final four.

And as last season showed, just get in, and everything should be just fine.

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