Alabama Football: Six false narratives for 2023 season

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Alabama Football False Narrative No. 1

The claim is the Crimson Tide has a serious quarterback weakness. The often-cited proof is the need to add a fifth scholarship QB through transfer, after spring practice. The fact is the 2023 Alabama football roster has no QB comparable to Bryce Young. What the Tide has are five talented guys. Alabama can win with at least three of them and perhaps even with a fourth. Strength in other position groups means Alabama does not need a Bryce Young in 2023.

Crimson Tide False Narrative No. 2

Alabama lost three nickel starters in the 2022 secondary. The only proven Crimson Tide defensive back is Kool-Aid McKinstry. At safety, with a true freshman likely starting, Alabama is predicted to be vulnerable. The fact is the Crimson Tide 2023 defensive back roster is loaded with talent. In adding two transfers, it also has adequate experience. Alabama’s secondary will be better than good; it can be great.

False Narrative No. 3

Some Alabama football fans are hoping rather than trusting Nick Saban knew what he was doing when he added Tommy Rees and Kevin Steele. Some pundits have claimed today’s game has passed Nick Saban by and he will never catch up. At this point in Nick Saban’s greatest of all college football coaching career, there is no proof he should be doubted. The fact is the 2023 Crimson Tide has the easier ‘climbing the mountain task’ that Nick Saban knows so well how to lead.