Texas A&M wrap-up: Bama’s win had more positives than score suggested

If you want to know how much college football in general, and Alabama football in particular, has changed since the days of Gene Stallings, we're about to talk about a game in which the Crimson Tide gave up 28 points and yet the defense should feel pretty good about itself.

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Jul 16, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher addresses the media and answers questions during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M preview: Disappointing Aggies find themselves cornered

Whether it's breathless, first-game Heisman hype for Auburn QB Bo Nix, or how a large chunk of national pundits got behind the idea of Texas A&M-as-championship-contender, it doesn't take more than just a reasonably astute college football fan to be able to spot a red herring when one swims by. In the case of Nix, part of the reason for identifying him as an early Heisman contender was the abject panic many writers feel when faced with trying to identify someone – anyone – besides Tua Tagovailoa who is deserving of the award.
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; A view of the fans and cadets during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Texas A&M

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Texas A&M 2019. This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fans hold an SEC banner in the SEC championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 7

Auburn fell hard into a trap game in Week 6 and took the Predictions Dept. with it. While the Gators had looked almost dysfunctionally cute so far this season, they put it all together long enough to knock off an Auburn team that suddenly has all kind of problems on offense. This week, Florida again gets the conference's marquee game, going on the road to face LSU in Baton Rogue.
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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 6

The Predictions Dept. continues to make progress, scoring a perfect performance in Week 5. Now comes Week 6, the smallest slate of games so far and the first without Alabama playing in one of them. There's only one game of note, Auburn at Florida, and the other two games being talked about (UT-UGA, VU-Ole Miss) are being done so out of morbid curiosity.

Ole Miss wrapup: Tide gives its fans thrills, but would boredom be better?

In a game that was mostly good news for Alabama – particularly for its beleaguered offensive line and a running back group that hadn't quite lived up to expectations yet – the Tide couldn't escape hand-wringing over a poor defensive performance. As usual, the worry wasn't about today … it was about games down the road against more powerful rivals like LSU, Auburn and potentially Georgia.

Ole Miss preview: Rebels look for more toughness, but it hasn’t made them better

Through four games of the 2019 season, the things many observers foretold for Ole Miss this year are coming true. The Rebels are 2-2, with halfhearted wins over a bad Arkansas team and an FCS school, Southeastern Louisiana, and two losses in its other two non-conference games, to decided non-powers Memphis and Cal.

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Ole Miss

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

SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 5

  Last Week's Record: 7-2 (77.8%)Season Record: 35-11 (76.1%) The Predictions Dept. is pleased, overall, with its Week 4 effort, as really the only...

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