If lodging depended on effort, the Crimson Tide would have spent the night at a Motel 6. Did yesterday’s blowout loss to Northeastern make anyone angry? Angry enough to verbalize that the outcome and effort were unacceptable?
Games against teams like The Citadel have become a necessary evil in top-level college football. Top teams can't play challenging games every week, because football is an emotional sport at the college level, the repercussions of a loss are too severe, and sometimes, the starters just need a break.
his is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
The Huskies have four veteran guards with good size and solid scoring ability, led by 6-foot-5 senior Vasa Pusica, who averaged nearly 18 points and better than five assists per game last year.
Kentucky going back to being Kentucky cost the Predictions Dept. a perfect record in Week 11. This week, it's mostly a bunch of freebies, with some B-level SEC games mixed in. Most of the big-dog games will wait for Week 13.
he Crimson Tide never got the production it was hoping for last year when pairing Donta Hall with either Daniel Giddens or Galin Smith on the floor at the same time. The timing seemed off, the spacing was poor and responsibilities ill-defined.
The Mississippi State game was always one to circle this year, thanks to a veteran Bulldog team with good lines, linebackers and a solid senior quarterback. The game came up on the schedule immediately following an LSU game that is always physical, no matter the outcome.
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.
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.