What are five reasons that could prevent the Crimson Tide from repeating as national champs? Here you go.
Guys, there’s no way Alabama can repeat as National Champions.
Someone recently said they were “excitedly petrified” about the upcoming Alabama football season and I think that captures the thoughts of many of us that call the Tide our favorite team.
If you keep up with the scrimmage stats, the insider scoops, police blotters, and practice reports more than you ever did any subject in school, you’re aware that this year has already been a gut-wrenching whirlwind of good and bad news.
What impact will it all ultimately have on the season? Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why the naysayers might be right.
More from Bama Hammer
- Alabama Football: Moving past Crimson Tide quarterback rumors
- Alabama Football: How improved is the Ole Miss defense?
- Alabama Football: Power Ranking the SEC after week three
- Alabama’s latest win total projection hints that team is in trouble this season
- Alabama Football: What happened with again QB1 Jalen Milroe
One thing everyone has assumed about this season is that the transition from Kirby Smart to Jeremy Pruitt would be smooth. Pruitt has coached for Saban before, coached at Alabama before, and was an SEC defensive coordinator last season. However, things might not go as smoothly as first assumed. Pruitt reportedly had a confrontation with Mark Richt before Richt left Georgia and at one point reports were swirling that he’d been fired.
Even though Pruitt has worked for Saban before, a few years working with coaches that might not be as strict as Nick could cause some unexpected bumps along the way.
Next: Ground game woes?