Seven Can’t-Miss Predictions For Alabama football

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Better backfield

Jan 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Nick Vannett (81) is unable to make a catch while defended by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Eddie Jackson (4) during the second quarter in the 2015 Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama’s secondary will be a strength rather than a liability this year. And much of that has to do with bringing on Mel Tucker to coach the DBs. Tucker has an impressive resume, but the key fact is this: Tucker worked for Saban at LSU. Saban isn’t bringing in old buddies as a favor. If he rehires someone, it’s because that person is worth it.