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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Texas A&M

Disclaimer: This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and...
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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 2

Heading into Week 2, Auburn-Georgia is probably the SEC's premier matchup given that it's a rivalry game, although Texas A&M-Alabama is no less important.

Missouri wrap-up: Consummate Saban-era opener reveals hope, things to work on

It's a quote you hear everywhere but never can seem to trace it back to the person who initially said it: If you think games like this don't matter, try losing one. Missouri was not in Alabama's sphere heading into Saturday's game, and everyone knew that. By the time the half rolled around, it was plenty obvious to all that Alabama was in full control of both the tempo and the outcome.
Jul 18, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; An Alabama Crimson Tide helmet is shown on the main stage during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri preview: Bama finds Tigers looking for a new identity

The same Covid-19 virus that wrecked TideFans.com's annual previews is going to have an effect on this analysis of the Missouri-Alabama opener, scheduled for Saturday in Columbia, Mo. As Nick Saban often says, it is what it is. Missouri will come into this game down approximately 10 players. That's 7 players held out for Covid protocol, plus two others opting out and a 10th player out with a “traditional” injury. That number could grow or shrink by the end of the week.

Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Missouri

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 1

Welcome to the first week of previews for the 2020 season, as we begin to sail into uncharted territory thanks to a bunch of bats. With an all-SEC, every-week schedule, we'll be facing a greater challenge in regards to keeping our success rate up for picking games. No Alabama-Western Carolinas in 2020, folks. Week 1 features some intriguing matchups, with maybe Kentucky-Auburn being at the top of that list simply due to the difficulty in figuring out just each team has.
Dec 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Alabama Crimson Tide logo on the playing field at the Georgia Dome in preparation for the SEC Championship Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Preview 2020: Alabama Crimson Tide

Tua is in Miami now, so the question becomes whether Alabama leaves the offense in the hands of his 2019 backup, Mac Jones, or goes with the top QB prospect in the 2019-2020 recruiting cycle, Bryce Young.
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It’s time for the NCAA to go

The great Cecil Hurt, who has been carrying the scepter of wisdom in the field of Southern sports commentary for so many years now that it's covered by his homeowners policy, once got off such an appropriate set of adjectives while describing the NCAA that the rest of us, because we couldn't do any better, just stole them: “arbitrary and capricious.”
Dec 4, 2016; Grapevine, TX, USA; College football playoff selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt speaks to the media during selection Sunday at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

CFB picture getting clearer, but it’s not one we want to see

The last time we looked into the various possibilities awaiting university presidents and college commissioners, most of the discussion was about how far into the calendar year the college football season would be pushed before being allowed to start up.
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Commentary: How a season affected by Covid-19 might shake out

Typically at this time of the year, you'd be reading a story either previewing or recapping Alabama's A-Day game, and getting you ready for TideFans.com's annual summer team previews prior to college football heading into fall camps. Things are different in 2020, though. Much different. They are different in Tuscaloosa, in Auburn, in Fayetteville, in Lexington – and very different in places like New York City and Seattle.

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