Disclaimer: This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded....
This week, Alabama again finds itself in the league's headline game, playing Mississippi State, but the Auburn-Georgia and Arkansas-LSU matchups could get interesting if the favorites fail to show up.
There are a lot of similarities between Texas A&M in 2018 and Alabama in 2007. Both programs were coming out of the pit of despair – which for their respective fan bases, means anything less than 10 wins a season. While the Aggie offense is much improved – which you'd figure would happen, given Fisher's history as an offensive coordinator – the Aggie defense might not be able to slow down Alabama's high-powered passing attack enough to pull the upset.
This game isn't really a trap game for Alabama, as Ole Miss has won two games in the series recently and isn't about to sneak up on Alabama in any way. It's still a very dangerous matchup, however, and shows why Nick Saban so badly wanted to add Freeze to his staff over the offseason.
This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
The way Alabama's offense can score points may mean the 2018 season goes by without a truly close shave, margin-wise, but don't for one second think Alabama's victory over Missouri wasn't an epic gut check.
Mississippi State isn't all that likely to beat Alabama, but Tua Tagovailoa making a second consecutive fourth-quarter appearance isn't just a possibility; we think it's all but assured. With Auburn a bad matchup for what Alabama is capable of doing with its defensive front, the game against the Bulldogs of Starkville, Miss., may end up being Alabama's biggest challenge of the 2018 regular season.
2018 SEC Predictions & NCAA Predictions
his is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
Where do you go in trying to analyze a game that finished up as a 62-7 beatdown? When the defeated opponent insists on changing mascots every couple of years and is currently promoting something called a “landshark?” When a team's wide receiver corps refers to itself as the “NWO” while its defense is MIA?