Alabama Football: Three Realistic Expectations for Alabama in 2020

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Alabama football will defeat LSU in Death Valley

Last season, everything fell into place for the LSU Tigers as they halted an eight-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide. Ed Orgeron hooked in a young, bright offensive coordinator to change the broken, archaic LSU offense into a fast-flying, high octane efficiency machine. Heisman winner Joe Burrow morphed into Joe Montana 2.0 under Joe Brady’s system, breaking several offensive records along the way.

This season, Alabama travels to Baton Rouge. In 2018, the Crimson Tide marched into Death Valley and took LSU hearts, souls, girlfriends, and alcohol. LSU returned the favor by defeating the Tide halting a 31-game winning streak in Bryant Denny Stadium. One lasting memory was several LSU players jogging over to the Alabama recruits’ section and telling them to forget the Tide, join the Tigers.

Don’t forget Orgeron believed the Tide’s reign of college football had come to an end with his emphatic, profane locker room speech.

Nick Saban will not forget.

Alabama fans will not forget. Joe Burrow, Clyde Edwards Helaire, Joe Brady, and Dave Aranda are not walking through that door. Expect a long night in the Valley for LSU fans.

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Alabama football is on the precipice of a special season. The pieces are in place for another championship run.