1. Alabama will once again win every regular game by double digits
Yeah, the “Arkansas will be fun-bad” and “Florida will win the SEC East” calls last year didn’t quite work out, but on the idea that Bama would pull a 2013 Florida State and win every regular season game by double digits …
It’s the (potentially) stupid prediction so nice let’s do it twice.
Alabama won each of its first 12 games by ten points or more, with no one coming closer than 22 points. This time around, after the way last season ended against Clemson, fun time is over.
Nick Saban wants to get back to playing Alabama football.
Get ready to hear some talking off the ledge, as the CFN Podcast goes deep with Ryan Fowler from Tide 102.9 The Game in Tuscaloosa – @RyanCFowler – looking ahead to the 2019 season.
The 2017 Alabama team won ten games by double-digits on the way to the national title. The 2016 version won 13 of its first 14 by ten or more before losing the CFP championship to Clemson, and the 2015 national champion won 12 games with ease.
So you think it’s too tough for Alabama to make it two regular seasons in a row going 12-0 with all blowout wins?
Duke, New Mexico State, at South Carolina, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, at Texas A&M, Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU, at Mississippi State, Western Carolina, at Auburn.
That’s the schedule, and while A&M, LSU, Miss State and Auburn all have the potential to put up a fight, it’s going to take something otherworldly – or a slew of unfortunate injuries – to touch this Tide team.
This is Saban’s most talented offense by far.
QB Tua Tagovailoa might be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft. Running backs Najee Harris and Brian Robinson, and receivers Jerry Jeudy, Jaylen Waddle, Henry Ruggs and DeVonta Smith are all NFL players playing college football.
Also part of the equation, it’s Alabama coming off a disappointing year defensively – it finished 16th in the nation in total D and 12th in scoring defense.
Yeah, that’s not happening again.
What will happen again is another 12-0 regular season, another trip to the College Football Playoff, and another shot at the national championship.
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East Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Missouri
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West Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU
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