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Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief
Alabama is readying for North Texas, but exactly how much of a contest this will actually be is debatable.
The Predictions Dept. had its second consecutive one-loss week in Week 2, and the team responsible for the blemish – Auburn – finds itself in another potential tight one this week, when the Tigers travel to Clemson. Meanwhile, Florida and Tennessee, a pair of rebuilding programs, renew hostilities, while Mississippi State tries to make a statement against LSU.
The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
It was probably the last time Alabama will see Joe Paterno on an opposing sideline; it was fitting that Alabama gave Paterno a send-off worthy of the old-school, smashmouth style of football represented in the two teams’ distinctly not-modern-at-all uniforms.
This is Alabama-Penn State at its historical finest, Joe Paterno against Nick Saban, old-style school vs. old-style school. The Nittany Lions would very much like to make amends for last year’s disappointing performance in Tuscaloosa, a game in which Penn State never really felt competitive.
The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations
The Predictions Dept. had a nice first week, stymied only by the Georgia Bulldogs, who somehow managed to find a way to play below expectations yet again.
While Auburn was busy getting shocked out of its socks against Utah State, Alabama was reading from a script against Kent State in Tuscaloosa Saturday.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban probably doesn’t want anyone to talk about Kent State as a “tune-up” opponent, but honesty demands the Golden Flashes be described as such. Kent State had an ineffective offense in 2010, but was one of the country’s best teams at defending the run.
This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.